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Strangeworlds Crafts at Home

It's a little difficult to journey anywhere right now, unless you travel by Strangeworlds Travel Agency suitcase!


So here is a collection of rainy-day boredom busters you can take part in at home to prove your worthiness to become a member of The Strangeworlds Society...


Make Your Own Strangeworlds Suitcase!

You will need:

  • A box (with or without a lid)

  • Paper - any kind!

  • PVA glue

  • A paintbrush

  • A pencil

  • Ribbon or string or an old shoelace

  • Something to keep your work surface clean


Tear up your paper into small palm-sized pieces, and paste it over the box to make a rough and ready surface. Paste glue over the top to seal it and make it shiny. Once dry, you can paint over it if you wish (I used brown paper because I didn't have any paint, but newspaper or scrap white paper is great). Ask an adult to help you punch holes in the box for the ribbon or string handle, and decorate your suitcase to show where it might take Flick and Jonathan on their next adventure!

Here's one I made earlier! Click to watch the video.


Don't forget to share your finished suitcase on social media (with adult permission, of course) using the hashtag #StrangeworldsTravelAgency


Make a Strangeworlds Society badge!

You will need:

  • A printer, or a willingness to draw

  • A piece or card like some old cereal packet

  • Something to colour in with

  • Scissors

  • Sticky tape or glue

  • A safety pin, or more sticky tape


Click here to get to the home learning resources. Go to Worksheet 5, and print off, trace or copy the Strangeworlds badge design. Make sure it is the size you want it to be, ask an adult to check your printer settings with you.

Colour in the badge in your chosen colours (Flick's badge is red, but yours can be any colour or design you want!), and CAREFULLY cut around it roughly, leaving some paper around the edge of the badge.

Stick the paper badge onto card. Once dry, trim around the rough edges to make it nice and neat. If you have a safety pin, ask an adult to help you attach it to the back of the card, or double-over some sticky tape and stick your badge to your front or sleeve. Now wear your membership badge with pride!


Show off your pics from your last visit to Strangeworlds!

You will need:

  • A printer, or a photo editing programme on your compiuter like MS Paint pro

  • A photo of yourself visiting somewhere strange, OR

  • Your imagination and something to draw with



If using your computer, use the downloadable images below to lay the Strangeworlds frames onto your photo. You may need to ask an adult to help you (Jonathan says he had to ask two adults because the first one wasn't adultier enough).

Otherwise, print off the frames and use them to draw and design a story, comic or illustration of you or your characters on a Strangeworlds Travel Agency adventure!

Don't forget to share your creations on social media (with adult permission) using the hashtag #StrangeworldsTravelAgency

Make Your Own Five Lights Bottled Potion

You will need:

  • 1 cup Epsom salts

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt

  • 1/4 cup baking soda or bicarb

  • A mixing bowl

  • Food coloring - optional

  • Funnel, unless you want to make a mess

  • A bottle or container for the finished product

  • Scented essential oils - optional (Flick likes lavender, and Jonathan likes orange, but check with an adult first)

  • Biodegradable glitter, for a magical touch - optional


Whilst travel to the City of Five Lights is currently suspended, you can have a go at making your own bottled magic at home (and as a bonus, it doubles up as bath salts)!

Mix the epsom salts, coarse sea salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. If you're wanting to make scented magic, check with an adult first, and now is the time to put the oil in - about two drops should do it.

Now, it's food colouring time. The bottled magic in Five Lights is blue or golden, but you can make yours any shade you want. If you're feeling fancy, you could separate your mixture and have more than one colour, even make a stripy bottle of magic! Add the food colouring one drop at a time, mixing it with the salts until you get the colour you want. If you have managed to get hold of some plastic-free glitter, add it and mix it once your colour is just how you want it.

Now you can use the funnel (or just make a mess, maybe check with a grown up which they'd prefer) to add the magic into the container. Add an airtight lid or cork to stop the magic escaping! And there you have it, bottled magic from Five Lights ready to be used when you need it. Or, to plop into the bath later.

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