Curiosity Boxes activity

Alison Smith

Our latest Art at Home activity tasks younger children to get curious and collect objects to play and make with. You'll make a 'Curiosity Box', go on a collecting mission to fill it with objects, then use your new collection to play, make and learn.

This activity, developed by Leeds based artist Kerri Butterworth, takes inspiration from the found objects displayed alongside sculptures in Paloma Varga Weisz's Cabinet and our founder Henry Moore's love of collecting natural objects. Moore would often look for interesting rocks, shells and bones and use them as inspiration for his sculptures.

Download our step by step guide to making your own curiosity boxes here:

Curiosity Boxes activity sheet (PDF)

Don't forget to share photos of your collections and creations with us on our social media channels:

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Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

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