NewsAt Home Activities With Youth Platform

Youth Platform Coordinators Ruby and Farrah will lead you in a different creative challenge on Instagram TV every Thursday at 3.30pm. We’re pulling out the ink, paint, pencils and more to experiment with activities from Mark Making to relaxing Fluid Painting.

Although Youth Platform is aimed at individuals aged 13-19, during this period we’re delivering activities also designed for children and adults with materials you can find around your house!

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We’d love to see your creations each week so tag us with #YouthPlatform and we’ll repost your incredible artwork.

You can find out more about Youth Platform here

Mindfulness Drawing


You will need
Any sized paper or card
Pens, markers, pencils, crayons, paint – to outline and colour


Fluid Painting


You will need:
Masking tape; water, plastic cups, pouring medium or glue and water mixed together, acrylic paints, silicone oil or cooking oil (vegetable, sunflower etc); paint brushes and latex gloves

Make a Mini Zine

You will need
A4 paper or card
Scissors (You may want to ask an adult if you need help with cutting the paper or card)
Pens, markers, pencils, crayons – whatever takes your fancy.

Mark Making

You will need
Paint brushes along with anything that elongates the brushes e.g. bamboo sticks from your garden, a wooden spoon from your kitchen or a ruler;
drawing ink or water colour paint

Learn to Embroidery Stitch

You will need:
Aida 14 count embroidery fabric
Embroidery thread