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Hear the story of the Greek myth of Penelope with the Suitors from 'The Odyssey', then learn how to make your own tools to create printed patterns on fabric. 

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Make and create: pattern making

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Handy tips and materials

Think of a story you might like to tell in print, or create your own version of 'Penelope with the Suitors'.

Here are some of the materials Bethan uses in the video:

  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Potato – remember to always ask an adult to help you when using a knife or sharp tools 
  • Leaves or flowers from outside
  • White cotton fabric – such as an old t-shirt or sheet – or you could print on paper instead

Find a space inside or outside and get ready to make and create! 

 

Browse our range of art materials

Share your creations 

We'd love to see what you create and who you create it with.

Share your handiwork with us by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Take a closer look

Get up close to see some of the tiny details in the story of 'Penelope with the Suitors' by using our online zoom tool.

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