Are you looking for Jubilee Art & Craft inspiration? @Create_make_and_play has created beautiful pieces to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Look and be inspired with these step-by-step guides! 

Paper Plate Crown

What you need: 

  • Paper Plate 
  • Paint or Paint sticks 
  • Gems to Decorate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sponge or Paintbrush

How to make: 

  1. Paint the plate for quick drying using a hairdryer. If you choose to paint with one colour to create a traditional crown, use a sponge to dab the paint to create a smooth finish. 
  1. Once dry, fold the plate in half. 
  1. Cut three slits 
  1. Unfold the plate and cut two more slits on the fold 
  1. Decorate your crown 
  1. Fold up each triangle section  

This is the perfect size for a small child (my child is 3); if you wish is make it bigger, you can adjust the crown by making each slit slightly longer.  

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

Jubilee Sensory Play 

Why not paint some rice or chickpeas? You can use food colouring or paint to do this; add to a freezer bag and shake, then pour onto a plate to dry. 

You don’t have to be fancy; for the white, I use desiccated coconut. Children love plain rice just as much! 

I have created three different sensory bases here: 

  1. Different coloured rice in the shape of a flag 
  1. Different coloured mixed rice with hidden Crown Jewels, adding number trays to further extend the children’s learning.  
  1. Painted chickpeas and scoops 

Sensory play is an excellent way for a child to develop their:

  • Communication and exploring their emotions
  • Language skills 
  • Fine and gross motor skills 
  • Mark making skills 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Social interaction 
  • Memory
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Understanding the world around them
  • Cognitive growth through sensory exploration

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills 
  • Creating with Materials 
  • Speaking 
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

DIY Stamps 

Why not try to make your DIY stamps/stickers? 

What you need:  

  • Parchment paper 
  • Clear tape 
  • Felt tips pens 
  • White paper
  • Scissors

How to make:  

  1. Create your stamps on white paper 
  1. Cut out the stamps 
  1. Lay a piece of parchment paper 
  1. Stick some clear tape directly onto the parchment paper, sticky side down. 
  1. Lay the symbols on top of the clear tape. 
  1. Then stick clear tape over the top, ensuring the stamp is completely covered. 
  1. Cut out the stamps. 
  1. Peel off the parchment paper and stick the stamp onto the envelope. These make the perfect DIY stickers too.

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Creating with Materials 

DIY Reusable Queen Playdough Base 

These are quick and easy to make and can be used as a playdough base or a reusable colouring sheet.

What you need: 

  • Clear tape 
  • Coloured pens
  • Cardboard

How to make: 

  1. Cut the cardboard into the size you want 
  1. Draw Queen outlines onto the cardboard using colouring pens 
  1. Cover the cardboard with clear tape 

The perfect activity for children to practise their fine motor skills when manipulating the dough. 

Using it as a colouring sheet is perfect for practising their pencil grip and control when colouring within the lines. The best bet is to wipe off the pen or remove the dough and start again. 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)⁣: 

  • Fine Motor Skills 
  • Writing 
  • Creating with Materials 

DIY Party Poppers

A little DIY jubilee activity, which is quick and easy to make.  

What you need: 

  • Tp rolls or paper cups 
  • Balloons 
  • Pom poms 
  • Scissors 
  • Decorations 

How to make: 

  1. Decorate the tp roll.  
  1. Cut the top of the balloons off (and tie a knot in the bottoms if needed).  
  1. Stretch the balloon over the bottom of the tp roll. 
  1. Then place the pom-poms and glitter into the tp roll. 
  1. Pull the bottom of the balloon and watch the pom-poms shoot into the air!  

Learning Opportunities: 

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Hand-eye coordination 
  • Counting 
  • Perseverance 
  • Concentration 
  • A sense of pride in their achievements  
  • Creativity

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills 
  • Creating with Materials  

Fingerprint Art

What you need: 

  • Paint 
  • White card 
  • Cardboard  
  • Queen’s outline 
  • Scissors 
  • Blue tac or tape 

How to make: 

  1. A quick and straightforward painting for little ones. Finger painting is always fun! 
  1. Cut out an outline of the Queen, I drew this freehand, but you could print it out from the computer and trace it onto cardboard.  
  1. Once you have done this, hold it in the middle of a piece of white card (you could use a bit of tape or blue tac to hold it in place.  
  1. Now let your child paint all over the paper; once finished, lift the Queen outline to see the Queen’s outline left behind! 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

Pom Pom Art 

What you need: 

  • Paint 
  • White card 
  • Cardboard  
  • Queen’s outline 
  • Scissors 
  • Blue tac or tape 
  • Glitter 
  • Pom poms or cotton wool balls 
  • A peg 

How to make: 

  1. Cut out an outline of the Queen, I drew this freehand, but you could print it out from the computer and trace it onto cardboard.  
  1. Once you have done this, hold it in the middle of a piece of white card (you could use a bit of tape or blue tac to hold it in place).  
  1. Then use a peg to pinch hold a Pom Pom or cotton wool ball. 
  1. Now dab this into the paint and paint all over the paper until it’s covered.  
  1. You could sprinkle some glitter over the top too! 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills 
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

Marble Printing 

Marble printing, have you tried it? 

It is so easy to do, and all you need is a bowl of water, a white card and a marbling ink set which you can purchase from @consortiumeducation.  

How to make: 

  1. First, cut out a template of the queen or the shape your desire.  
  1. Place some water into a large dish about an inch deep, add a few drops of marbling ink, then place the card into the water and pull out. As easy as that! 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

  • Communication and Language  
  • Personal, Social and Emotional 
  • Crafting with Materials 

Salad Spinner Jubilee Bunting 

What you need: 

  • Paint 
  • White card 
  • Scissors 
  • Salad Spinner 
  • Wool/ribbon/twine  
  • Hole puncher  

How to make: 

  1. Cut out triangles small enough to fit into the salad spinner. 
  1. Place one inside the salad spinner, and squirt some paint on top. 
  1. Then spin the salad spinner. 
  1. Take out of the salad spinner and leave to dry. 
  1. Once dry, use a hole puncher to create two holes at the top of the triangle, along the shortest straight edge. 
  1. Feed the wool through the holes to make your bunting. 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

Handprint Flags – Want to Make Your Bunting? 

What you need: 

  • White paper plates 
  • Blue, red and white paint 
  • Hole puncher 
  • Cotton/twine/ribbon 
  • Paintbrushes 

How to make: 

  1. Adult to paint the flag onto a child’s hand. 
  1. Then print the hand onto the plate. 
  1. Once dry, use a hole puncher to create two holes at the top of each plate. 
  1. Thread the cotton wool through the holes to make the bunting. 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

DIY TP Roll Projector 

What you need:  

  • Tp roll 
  • Clear tape 
  • Permanent markers or felt tip pens 
  • Torch  

How to make: 

  1. Cover one end of a tp roll with clear tape. 
  1. Draw directly onto the tape; remember to do so back to front if you are writing numbers or words. I drew on a crown, the number 7 and a flag. 
  1. Hold the tp roll, with the clear tape side facing the wall. 
  1. Shine the torch through the other end of the tp roll for your drawing to project onto the wall. 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Communication and Language  
  • Personal, Social and Emotional 
  • Crafting with Materials 
  • Understanding of the World  

Tape Resist Art 

Tape resistance art can be done in many ways, and the children find it fascinating. 

What you need:  

  • Canvas or canvas paper 
  • Masking tape  
  • Paint 

How to make: 

  1. Stick the tape onto the canvas in the places or shapes you want to be left white. I stuck the tape down where the white part of the flag will be for the flag.  
  1. Let your children paint on the canvas (we did finger painting). Top tip, for the flag, I put a blue or red dot in each section of the flag to help guide the children. If you use this method for anyone piece of artwork, such as your child’s name, you could let your child paint any colour.  
  1. Once dry, slowly peel off the masking tape. 

The activity complements the following areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): 

  • Fine Motor Skills  
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials 

Thank you to Molly Howard (@create_make_and_play) for creating this blog! Make sure to use #TTSConsortiumJubilee when submitting your Jubilee creations on Instagram!