07 July 2010 @ 05:17 pm
Ideas for kids Doctor Who crafts  
My boys are part of Doctor Who club and we are looking for kids craft ideas.  We're in the States, so Doctor WHo stuff is hard to come by and/or expensive.  Any ideas? We have about 6 at most meetings.  Thanks!!!
 
 
 
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mountlandmountland on July 7th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
How about painting paper plates to look like a planet and drawing the aliens that live on that planet.

They could also make masks of dr who aliens out of plates or card.

If you cut the bottom bumpy bits on cardboard egg boxes you can make a small dalek army.

Making space ships out of empty tissue boxes and with loo roll tubes as cannons etc.. cover it with pva glue and tissue paper, leave to dry and then paint with acrylic paints.

Thats all I can think up at the moment, will come back with more ideas later if I have any XD
Your Own Personal Jesusmoondog on July 7th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Egg carton Daleks is a brilliant idea.

I am 23 and have some recyclables sitting around and now I kinda want to do that...
Shadowspunshadowspun on July 8th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
I'm thinking the same thing. I save them for a co-worker who raises chickens and sells the eggs. I'm sure she has enough cartons to spare one for me to make a Dalek army out of.
mountlandmountland on July 8th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
hehehe lol you are never to old to have fun with cardboard Daleks (take this from the 19 year old who now has a small army of eggbox Daleks and put them in strange places for family to find e.g. in the cereal box)
The Mighty Buttocks of Dumbledorehis_spiffyness on July 7th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
A tardis out of a milk carton?
Dusty Frodustyfro on July 7th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Number 1: Doctor Who club! So cute!
Number 2: There's a Blue Peter video out there with Matt Smith learning how to build a TARDIS out of a milk carton.
Raymond Luxury-Yachtcrumplysnorkack on July 7th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could make TARDIS consoles out of overturned paper/styrofoam plates and paper towel rolls? Or sonic screwdrivers out of short dowel rods? And then the light on top could be large beads or buttons, or one of those rubber popper things, or one of those little plastic capsules that the 25 cent prizes come in? (If none of that made sense and I need to elaborate, feel free to let me know.)
Your Own Personal Jesusmoondog on July 7th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
How fun! What ages are they?

There's always thing like making a TARDIS out of either a big box or a shoebox, making sonic screwdrivers out of... all kinds of things, you could make paperbag or handpuppet versions of different baddies, you could have scavenger hunts through "time and space"... depends a little on how capable and self-directed they are, I guess.
peoriapeoria: DelgadoisTheMasterpeoriapeoria on July 7th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I was going to ask the general ages.

As a kid I made a TARDiS out of a plastic vertical box, paper, paint and some cellophane tape. A similar project could be done with plastic canvas and yarn.

The dalek army sounds fun. Now, if the kids know old school Who, there is some fun that can be had making Cybermen (since the actual costumes used spray paint, wiffle balls and accordion hose).

Any Doctor Who origami instructions out there?
Mandakeerious_george on July 7th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Going off the plastic canvas and yarn thing...
i found this link in the patterns section of the comm... i've been working on it for quite some time, but its really easy, just time consuming.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194691.0
chocclarechocclare on July 7th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
If they're not too young (or if you can pre-cut and/or help them, then this is a pretty good-looking home-made TARDIS here: http://ideas4kids.org/activities/scifi
dameruth: bendercookdameruth on July 7th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Dalek cupcakes? (An adult cooks them ahead of time, the children decorate with frosting, sprinkles, etc. . .) Or gingerbread people decorated to look like Doctors and companions? (Ditto.) If any involved grown-ups are into baking, that is. Kids are pretty much guaranteed to like dessert-based projects . . .
Otakulord 89  The Invalid Vigilanteotakulord89 on July 7th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
You can make adipose dolls by filling white stockings with poly-fil and sewing eyes and limbs on to it.
Dramatrauma: shanghidramatrauma on July 7th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
I seem to remember the BBC had cybermen and dalek masks you could download and print out.

"Bad Wolf" letter bead necklaces! Also Allonsy, TARDIS, Exterminate and teh like.

Make bowties...bowties are cool. The dw_cosplay lj had instructions posted in teh last day or two.

Google blue peter dr who crafts as theyve had lots of segments evoted to just this in the past 45 years.

Have everybody pitch in to make up a TARDIS (big appliance box wide blue paper bought by teh yard at teh craft store-white paper signage and windows-the cross and teh signage can be preprinted-sharpies and markers to draw on the lines) then have a photo call where kids get to pose like their having adventures. Maybe have a few Doctorish (or companionish)dress up accessories: a bowtie, a fez, 3d specs, converse kicks, celery tom baker scarf to pose in.

over sized Sonic Screwdrivers maybe pre cut pvc scrap tubes that can be painted or drawn on with big colorful beads to stand in for the lights. If the kids are older lots of plastic bits and bobs can be hot glued on to custom make a sonic, also a cute prop to have for teh TARDIS photocall.
be yourselves, no matter what they saythe_10thdoctor on July 7th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Sculpey/Fimo keyrings shaped like TARDISes, Daleks, etc.

There's foam sticky sheets you can get in different colours to make stuff out of, too.



emilyelle: david huge glassesemilyelle on July 8th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
What about "psychic paper" messages using lemon juice? :3 http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/invisibleink3.htm
Shadowspunshadowspun on July 8th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
I don't have any fresh ideas, but just have to squee over a Doctor Who Club! Especially with young people manning it. Coolness!
ohvafltnohvafltn on July 8th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
the club
The boys range from 8-almost 12 and so they can do crafts but nothing too complicated.

All of these ideas sound great. I saw a how to about shuttlecock daleks that I might try ahead of time to see if the boys could do them but the egg cartons, tardis ideas, masks, etc, are awesome. Please keep posting.

Most of the boys just know the new doctors but mine have seen the older versions as well. My oldest son's favorite is Patrick Troughton.

So far they have just watched the show, talked about the show, snacked (dalek cookie cutter brought back from the UK), played Doctor Who uno (brought back from the UK)during the meetings. I've been eying the top trumps game from ebay & amazon...
Mandakeerious_george on July 8th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: the club
I want Doctor Who Uno!!!
dameruth: gingerdameruth on July 8th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: the club
Heck, at those ages, they can paricipate in making cookies/cupcakes/other simple recipes. Kitchen skillz are a good thing to have, and maybe making it Who-related will be extra palatable (as it were). ;)
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Re: the club
It sounds like a pretty mellow club, but if they wanted something more active (but not too crazy) maybe you could do a relay where they have to do things like change into silly outfits really quickly (regenerate), use the sonic screwdriver (actually unscrew something, solve a puzzle, open a combination lock), fight bad guys (pin the eyestalk on the Dalek?) stuff like that. Winner gets a small prize and/or gets to be the Doctor for the day?
Rain Girl: Vrooomraingirl7 on July 8th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: the club
I adore this idea and want to play and could probably get all of my college age friends to do this. (Oh Whovians. We're so young at heart.)
Chloe-girl: Donnagrass_angel on July 8th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I will second looking up Blue Peter craft segments for Doctor Who crafts, as that program is aimed at the age range you have and if it's recent enough they'll probably have the patterns and instructions at their website.
tardis_children might also be a good place to dig around for ideas, it's for a younger age group (5-8) but might still be good.

As to actual ideas: Perhaps have them make puppets/dolls a la Amy and let them come up with their own little stories and perform them?

Or just get in a bunch of general craft supplies like string, small boxes, paper tubes, paper, markers, etc., and get them to make or draw a device the Doctor could use in use in a specific situation. (Or draw/paint/construct their own aliens if you provide things like bubble wrap and tinfoil.)

You could probably adapt Christmas angel crafts to make Weeping Angels and probably even change Red Light, Green Light into a Weeping Angels related game. (Probably more fun if costumed, but perhaps that's another idea if they wanted to make Doctor Who themed costumes?)

Waters of Mars water tag? Played with water balloons or water guns and space permitting of course, but I think that'd be rather fun. Especially for the middle of summer?

As to food related crafts, Adipose cake balls? Sonic screwdriver pretzel rods/pocky? Cupcakes with edible ball bearings? Moon-shaped rice crispies treats? The ever present Dalek cake?

I'd also suggest polling the kids to see if they have any particular episode/monster/device they'd want to recreate/make/investigate/play with. I've tried to avoid suggesting things that are too 'educational' like history or science related crafts, but if they think the Medusa Cascade looks cool or that Pompeii is interesting, I don't see why sneaking in relevant activities is bad. (And I'm pretty sure that 8-12 year old boys still like outer space.)
goldengryphongoldengryphon on July 9th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
My friend and I used an old Blue Peter recipe for making Daleks out of Swiss cake rolls. We found the episode on youtube and thought it would be fun. The Daleks turned out pretty well, but extremely sugary. We even used toothpicks and pieces of chocolate for the plungers and lasers.
goldengryphongoldengryphon on July 9th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
I just saw where you said your son's favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton. You might be able to drop by a dollar store and pick up some inexpensive plastic recorders like his version of the Doctor would play.

You could also make Dalek slime like what the Doctor found in Daleks in Manhattan. Ooblick, which is an interesting non-Newtonian fluid could work really well. It's a really slimy liquid that becomes a solid when a force is applied. It's also easy to make.

powerjen51powerjen51 on July 9th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Using large potatoes and a knife to stamp out a TARDIS shape and using non-toxic paint.

How about creating your own monsters from distant galaxies and giving them strange and exotic names?

Just a few ideas here...
ohvafltnohvafltn on July 9th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
You guys are awesome :)
There are tons of good ideas here. I'll be dragging the other mom who helps me "moderate as needed" to acraft store for supplies.
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