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Fun, free and at home! Keep creative kids busy with these online activities

3 min read

Fun, free and at home! Keep creative kids busy with these online activities

3 min read


Fun, free and at home! Keep creative kids busy with these online activities

The magic of this year’s Cruinniu na nOg event, Ireland’s national day of creativity for young people, is that many of the 460 digital events across the country are still available online to watch or participate in anytime.

If you’re looking for fun, free and accessible online creative activities for kids and teenagers of all ages, then look no further. We’ve pulled out some of the most innovative, curious and interesting workshops and tutorials which will feed their creative spirits and keep them occupied for more than an hour or two. 

Let Loose Dance Online with Carlow County Council 

One of the most fun aspects of dance is learning lots of disparate styles and widening your creative spectrums. Let Loose Dance Online embraces this brilliant fusion with dance artists Irene Cunningham and Ruairi Curran teaching a series of tutorials in both Sean Nos and Hip Hop styles. 

Watch them on Take A Part Carlow here.

Making Dada Postcards Workshop with Dublin City Council 

Collaging is such an easy and fun activity to practice at home, all you need is scissors and glue! This workshop with Pat McGrath shows how to make a collage postcard inspired by the Surrealist artists such as Dada. Choose from landscape or portrait, funny or serious. You can use magazines and newspapers found around the house!

Watch the workshop here

Wrap It Up – One Scarf, One Thousand Possibilities with Dublin City Council 

For any budding fashionistas or those interested in design or fashion, this workshop from artist Thais Muniz is perfect for you! Thais teaches techniques on the multiple ways to use and wear a simple everyday piece of fabric like a scarf. Simple but great fun! 

Watch the workshop here

Paper Crafts Workshop with Creative Laois 

Using easily accessible materials found in an average household, this paper crafts workshop shows children 7+ how to make a foldable paper home, which they can use to recreate their favourite outdoor or indoor places. Firing up the imagination and using skills such as printmaking, watercolours and drawing, it’s certainly a fun afternoon spent making and doing. 

Paper Crafts Workshop with Creative Laois

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Rap Challenge with Cavan / Monaghan Creative Youth 

A one-stop masterclass in learning about rap, from understanding the basics to beatboxing and with a couple of backing tracks you can practise over, this Rap Challenge is an incredible starter pack for any budding musicians or rappers out there. 

Check out the instructional videos along with two free backing tracks here

How to make playdough figures with Mayo Arts Service 

A video workshop with artist Carmel Balfe, this activity is all about learning how to make playdough and sculpt playdough figures. Endless hours of fun with this as you squish and squash them into any shape or size. 

Watch the workshop here

Check out all of this year’s online fun, free and online Cruinniu na nOg activities here.


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