5 great Surrey-themed craft projects to try at home

PUBLISHED: 16:27 28 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:27 28 May 2020

Box Hill, Surrey, with Dorking in the distance by George Lambert in 1733 (c) Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Box Hill, Surrey, with Dorking in the distance by George Lambert in 1733 (c) Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Need something to keep the kids occupied or just fancy a little project to exercise your arty side? We’ve put together this list of Surrey-themed craft activities for you to try

Create your own Dorking cockerel

Using whatever you have around the house have a go at recreating one of Surrey’s most opinion-splitting landmarks. Over time the cockerel has been dressed up in a number of different ways so extra points for unusual adornments.

Click here to read more about Dorking.

Dorking cockerel

Your take on a Lambert classic

George Lambert pioneered landscape painting in the 18th century and his paintings of Box Hill perfectly capture rural life around one of our county’s most iconic locations. Using paints, pens, pencils or whatever you prefer try creating your own version of his work. Click here to see his ‘View of Box Hill’ or find his other painting of the area below.

Here are some more of Surrey’s best viewpoints.

George Lambert - Box Hill, Surrey, with Dorking in the distance -

Surrey map cross-stitch

If sewing is your thing then you’ll love this DIY kit we found on Amazon. Many of Surrey’s most famous sites are featured on the design and it’ll make a fantastic addition to your home decoration. Of course if you can create your own Surrey-inspired cross-stitch without a ready-made kit then we’d love to see that creation!

Here are some more of Surrey’s prettiest villages.

Postcard map of Surrey

Make a pinboard of everything you want to do in Surrey

Plan out your perfect bucket list of things to do in the county by creating a pinboard with all the Surrey locations you want to visit, pubs you want to drink at and activities you want to try. Use images, text, magazine clippings (from Surrey Life of course) or any other material to bring your plan to life.

Here’s 120 reasons to love Surrey to help you out.

Dawn on Box Hill

Free activity downloads

If you’re unable to visit Guildford Museum and Brooklands Museum, they’ve put together a number of activities to keep you and the kids engaged with everything they do.

Click here for Brooklands’ online puzzles and colouring sheet downloads and click here for Guildford Museum’s activities including bunting for VE Day.

Brooklands Museum, England

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