A spectacular sketchbook to fill with all the things you see and do!

Once you've made your sketchbook, take it outside to your backyard, or on a trip to the park and fill it up with all the fun things you've seen and done! It's amazing what's around you when you look! Tip: You can also add pages of your favourite blank or coloured paper, paper bags, envelopes, baking paper or magazine pages to make a bigger sketchbook.

Suitable for ages:
4 years and up
Time required:
30 mins
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Related Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

How to make your own sketchbook

What you’ll need:

  • Copies of this template printed onto A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Your imagination!

To Make: 

Step 1.
Carefully cut out your pages for your sketchbook by cutting around the dashed lines on the template.

Step 2.
Place all your pages together in any order you choose. Fold your pages in half and staple in the middle.

Step 3.
Place the cover page on the outside of your book so that it's facing out.

Step 4.
Cut out the activity cards and paste a different activity on each page of your book.

How to make your own sketchbook

How to make your own sketchbook

How to make your own sketchbook

There you have it! A spectacular sketchbook to fill with all the things you see and do!

Did you know: when the French artists travelling with Captain Nicholas Baudin visited Australia in 1800 they sketched every interesting creature and place they saw. Their amazing artworks are featured in our online collection. What interesting things could you sketch or collect from your everyday adventures? 

We’d love to see your creations! 

Please send us photos either by email to: web@sea.museum or tag us on Instagram - just tag the photo with our username @sea.museum

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