Get creative with some of our crafting ideas this easter
Over the last few years as part of the Jorvik Viking Festival kids have been able to find get hands on with history by making their own shields, crowns and even their own replica poo fossil! This Easter get crafty and learn how to make all of these plus bake your own medieval bread.
Little vikings in training, create your very own shield from everyday items you would find around the home. Armed with cardboard, foil and a colourful pattern. You too can go on your own Viking adventure, shield in hand. Watch and follow along with this short instructional video on how to make your own Viking shield.
Medieval Rustic Cob
This Easter, let’s get baking and make a medieval rustic cob. Delicious and easy to make, featuring easy to find ingredients from the back of the cupboard. Follow along with this guide and you’ll be a medieval baker in no time at all.
Poo, why are archaeologists so excited by it? Learn about the dietary, cultural and trade evidence that poo provides while creating your very own salt-dough replica, complete with parasitic worms, grains and fish bones. Just like the world famous Lloyds Bank Coprolite, currently displayed at the JORVIK Viking Centre.
Simple and easy to follow, fold your own royal crown, complete with jewels. Perfect for a King or Queen, and just in time to celebrate the Royal Coronation.
Share your creations on social media, take a photo and tag us so we can see how you get along with your Easter craft.