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NEW free APP! Tate Kids Draw & Play!

Posted 18 December 2014 by Kat

We have an early Christmas present for you guys! Eek!

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new app from Tate Kids and Tate Publishing (with the digital whiz kids at Aimer Media too!)

It’s called Tate Kids Draw & Play and it’s free and it’s great!

Now’s your chance to draw, paint and create your own worlds with some new characters!

All you have to do is choose a canvas and start the fun. It’s perfect for anyone aged 4-8, but i know some adults that have a lot of fun playing on it too! ;) You can add stickers to the scene or draw new characters and record noises for them.  When finished you can share your creation on Tate Kids My Gallery.

You can download the Tate Kids Draw & Play app from iTunes right now! Make sure you ask your parent or guardian first, and then go have fun! CLICK HERE!!!

Here’s some cheeky pics from the app too!

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Can’t wait to see your creations! Go and play! :)

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DIY CHRISTMAS: Lolly stick sledge decorations

Posted 12 December 2014 by Kat

It’s the festive season. It’s cold outside. It’s time to get crafty!

Use all your saved up lolly sticks and make yourself a tiny 3D sledge! Just follow these really easy steps!

What you need:
Lolly pop sticks
PVA glue
Pegs
Paint and paintbrushes
String/ribbon

Step 1.

Glue 4 lolly pop sticks together. Keep them together by using pegs and leave to dry. Make the base of the sledge using 3 lolly pop sticks.

 

Step 2.

Check out some of the artworks on Tate Kids and take inspiration by some of the amazing artworks in the Tate Collection!

I chose some paintings to base my designs on, such as this Bridget RileyJackson Pollock, and Joan Miró!

Step 3.

After the paint has dried, glue in 2 other lolly pop sticks to make your sledge 3D! Keep these upright with more pegs and leave to dry.

Step 4.

Loop string or ribbon around the top of the sledge and hang up!

Feeling inspired? If you make your own sledge or any of your own Christmas crafts, we’d love to see them! Send us your pictures by emailing: kids@tate.org.uk or get a grown up to tweet @tate_kids!

Happy Holidays!

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CHRISTMAS COMPETITION DAY 10! FINAL DAY!

Posted 10 December 2014 by Kat

Ho ho ho! Welcome to the final day of the Christmas Competition!!

Match the zoomed in bit of a painting below to one of the artworks, either A, B or C. Write your answer in the comments with your contact email address.

All the correct answers will be put into a random draw to pick a winner tomorrow! All the other Terms and Conditions are here (please enter only once per day)!

Today you can win this wonderful reindeer! Big love for Tate Shop!

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Good luck guys!

A.

Joseph Mallord William Turner Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth exhibited 1842 c. Tate

Joseph Mallord William Turner Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth exhibited 1842 c. Tate

B.

Helen Beatrix Potter Simpkin Goes Out c.1902 c. Tate

Helen Beatrix Potter Simpkin Goes Out c.1902 c. Tate

C,

Lucien Pissarro Ivy Cottage, Coldharbour: Sun and Snow 1916 c. Tate

Lucien Pissarro Ivy Cottage, Coldharbour: Sun and Snow 1916 c. Tate

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CHRISTMAS COMPETITION DAY 9!!

Posted 9 December 2014 by Kat

Day 9! Final day tomorrow!! Have you had a go yet? If not now, when? It could be your lucky day!

Match the little square of art below to either A, B or C (remember to write that important email address in the comments too)! Simple T&Cs too. And you could be getting a very lovely Christmas gift from Tate Kids and the Tate Shop! ;)

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Today is William Blake themed! Did you know that we have a new William Blake London app too? Pretty cool.

A.

William Blake Nebuchadnezzar 1795–c. 1805 c. Tate

William Blake Nebuchadnezzar 1795–c. 1805 c. Tate

B.

William Blake Cerberus 1824–7 c. Tate

William Blake Cerberus 1824–7 c. Tate

C.

William Blake The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve c.1826 c .Tate

William Blake The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve c.1826 c .Tate

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Winner of Wig Out competition!

Posted 8 December 2014 by Kat

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Bella M, aged 7, for her awesome The Zig Zag hair style! The winner was chosen by James Lambert the illustrator of the Tate Kids books! He think it looks fab Bella and so do we!

Check out Bella’s great creation below!

Zig Zag by Bella  aged 7

The Zig Zag by Bella aged 7

Still fancy a go at drawing a crazy hair style just for fun! You can download the page here :)

Thanks to all of those who entered! Keeeeep drawing!

 

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