5 great Suffolk-themed craft projects to try at home

PUBLISHED: 15:39 01 June 2020

The Hay Wain by John Constable (c) jean louis mazieres, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The Hay Wain by John Constable (c) jean louis mazieres, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


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 Suffolk-themed craft activities for you to try

Create your own Sutton Hoo helmet

Using whatever you have around the house have a go at recreating one of Britain’s most significant archaeological discoveries. The ornate helmet is believed to have belonged to King Raedwald and was buried when he died around 625.

Find out more about Sutton Hoo’s excavation here.

Your take on a Constable classic

The Hay Wain is widely regarded as one of John Constable’s finest paintings and depicts Willy Lott’s Cottage and the River Stour as it flows through this perfect countryside scene. Using pens, paints, pencils or whatever you prefer, create your own take on this British icon.

Click here to admire a gorgeous converted chapel in Constable Country.

IMG_1560D John Constable. 1776-1837. The Hay Wain. 1821.     Londres National Gallery.

Suffolk map cross-stitch

If sewing is your thing then you’ll love this DIY kit we found on Amazon. Many of Suffolk’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 Suffolk-inspired cross-stitch without a ready-made kit then we’d love to see that creation!

Here are some more of Suffolk’s most notable towns.

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Sutton Hoo home activities

Keeping the kids educated and entertained may well be challenging at the moment so Sutton Hoo have put together these great resources to challenge their grey matter. Click each of the links below to find the resources.

Activity booklet | Purse colouring | Belt buckle colouring

Sutton Hoo

Make a pinboard of everything you want to do in Suffolk

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

Here are 50 things to do on the Suffolk Coast for a bit of inspiration.

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