With the half term break on the horizon, we've gathered some ideas for things to do with an Aardman twist this October, from days out to Halloween-themed fun to try at home!
Make a Morph at Derby Museums, Derby
The History of Children's TV arrives at Derby Museums on 22nd October, featuring Shaun, Morph and Timmy, while over the road at sister venue The Silk Mill you'll be able to have a go at making your own Morph model (22nd October, from 10am - 4pm) More info here.
Meet Shaun at Puxton Park, Somerset
Shaun the Sheep will be in attendance at North Somerset's Puxton Park adventure farm to open its new Animal Discovery Barn on 22nd October. While you take a look around the barn you'll also have opportunities throughout the day to meet Shaun and have your pic taken with him! Visit the Puxton Park website for details.
Explore the Aardman Expressions Lab at National Media Museum, Bradford
For October half term only, 'In Your Face' takes over the National Media Museum and Aardman are getting involved! The Expressions Lab celebrates 40 years of Aardman creativity, showing how characters such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep communicate through facial expressions, as well exploring how their faces are made.
You can also take part in activities, catch 'An Hour of Aardman' in the cinema on selected days during the week, plus you can meet Aardman storyboard artist Jay Clarke and model maker Jim Parykn. Full details here.
Take a Look at Aardman Artwork at The Illustration Cupboard, London
A wealth of original Aardman artwork has been collected for a special exhibition at The Illustration Cupboard to celebrate Aardman's 40th birthday. Due to popularity, fans of Shaun, Wallace and Gromit, Timmy and other Aardman creations have a chance to catch the exhibition which has been extended to run until 25th October! Find out more on the website.
Make a Shaun Pumpkin
Swap the usual Halloween designs for something a bit more Shauny for your pumpkin this year! We've created a brilliant step-by-step video tutorial on Shaun's Facebook page to help you make a Shaun design. Just remember to get an adult to help you when using sharp pumpkin tools! There are also some fantastic Aardman pumpkin carving ideas on this Pinterest board.
Make a Shaun Halloween Costume
Who says you have to dress as Dracula, a witch or a black cat on Halloween? How about getting some costume ideas on Pinterest or following this clever idea over on the Wallace and Gromit website for awesome papier mache character heads!
Have Fun with Interactive Shaun Stickers
Fancy watching Shaun come to life with some very cool Augmented Reality stickers? Mardles has launched two sticker packs that you can buy in the Aardstore, then use the free app to watch Shaun move about on your table, desk or wall! Find out more about Mardles Shaun the Sheep stickers here.
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