We've all wanted to get creative to keep ourselves busy recently, whether it's redecorating the house, sewing scrubs and face coverings, or designing rainbows to display in the window.

If you fancy doing something else creative, we've got suggestions, inspiration and ideas galore to get you started. Maybe you fancy creating something that will help entice wildlife to visit your garden? Or maybe you want to keep little ones busy before they start redecorating your walls themselves!

Don't forget to keep an eye on Creative Wakefield who will soon be publishing the work produced as part of the #CreativeChallenge, responding to, and chronicling, life in Wakefield during COVID19. Projects include photography, music, film, poetry, podcasts and more.

Get inspired and get creative!

Workshops at The Art House

This autumn why not learn a new creative skill with The Art House?

You could learn the basics to embroidery, or perhaps weave a wall hanging. Maybe you want to learn on canvas - why not give the six week drawing and painting for beginners a go? There's courses for everyone available, plus they go right up to the festive Christmas workshops. Book your place today!

National Coal Mining Museum Virtual Museum

The National Coal Mining Museum have worked hard at bringing the museum to you during these strange months, and they have a goldmine of things you can create and do with their virtual museum.

With Caphouse Creators you could be making your own coasters inspired by the resident stable cats, and on Wacky Wednesdays, Maurice the Miner teaches you all about mining whilst showing you some simple crafts.

Queen's Mill Castleford Crafts

Every Saturday the team at Queen's Mill Castleford bring us a new creative family project to put our hands to.

From creating your own crafty raft with the British Science Association and trying out ice excavation, to making your own invisible ink and making bottled musical instruments, the activities are not only exciting, but they all have a cool scientific lesson behind them!

Creative Wakefield

Developed in 2019, Creative Wakefield brings together Wakefield’s cultural and creative sector, providing a forum for connectivity as well as improved networking and collaboration across the district.

Membership is free and you can join the network as an individual or an organisation, at any stage of your career. Membership is open to all creatives from across the sector: digital and gaming, culture and heritage, performing arts and everything in between.

RSPB Fairburn Ings Activities

Has being at home more inspired you to invite more nature into your garden? The RSPB have loads of great crafts you can try to entice more feathered friends to pay a visit.

From bird feeders using recycled materials, to your very own nest box!

And if the weather is no good to go outside, there are also plenty of crafts to have a go at inside, including origami flowers and string birds.

Wakefield Museums

Want to get crafty but don't have much time? Then it's Wakefield Museums to the rescue!

Facebook Crafts is a series of vlogs produced by the museums team with a craft activity that only takes 2 minutes.

With etuis inspired by vintage sewing machines, to a magnet racing bike inspired by the museums' penny farthing, there's something to inspire everyone!