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Half-term Crafts: Dippy the Dinosaur

Celebrate the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum with our roar-some half-term crafts

A photograph of a smiling boy sculpting a shape out of clay

Drop-in, £2.50 per child | Under 3s go free

Aimed at ages 3+, but all are welcome

World-famous Dippy the Dinosaur is stomping into the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum this February half-term, on tour from the Natural History Museum. Inspired by the arrival of this gigantic dino-star, we invite you to let your imagination run wild, sculpting your own dinosaurs from clay and Modroc.

CrEATIVE CLAY Dinosaurs - Mon 20 & Tue 21 Feb

Experiment with various techniques and tools to form clay dinosaurs and bring your sculptures to life.  

Marvellous modroc dinosaurs - Wed 22 & Thu 23 Feb 

Get messy with Modroc! Combine this versatile material with newspaper, tape, wire and foil to sculpt your favourite dinosaurs. Which one will you choose? Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus or a Diplodocus like Dippy? Take home and admire your amazing artwork and if desired you can paint it once it's dry. 

Fiery Vibrant Volcanoes - Fri 24 & Sat 25 Feb

Use your imagination to travel back to a time when lava and gases were erupting in quick succession during the extinction of the dinosaurs! Construct your own volcanoes by reusing and recycling cardboard and newspaper. Enhance your designs using colourful paint and homemade play dough, then take home and enjoy your artwork.


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Did you know that we can support your child to achieve their Arts Award Discover if they are aged 5-11? Taking part in our school holiday activities and visiting our exhibitions helps them to do the majority of the work needed to complete their award. Find out more about the Arts Award at Home programme here.


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Dippy the Dinosaur is on loan to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from the Natural History Museum, London.

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