STEAM Backpack: Colour and Art

STEAM Backpack: Colour and Art

Explore the science of colour, learn about art and try some step-by-step drawing activities.

STEAM Backpack Colour and Art

How to Borrow a STEAM Backpack from your local Meath library.

Backpack Contents


  1. What is a rainbow? TechTots series
  2. Matisse’s magical trail by Tim Hopgood, ill. By Sam Boughton
  3. Mix it up by Hervé Tullet


  1. Wooden rainbow jigsaw (as Gaeilge)

Contents: A 16 piece jigsaw

  1. Colour paddles (set of 6)
  2. Step-by-Step drawing set: Contents: 12 double sided picture cards, an erasable drawing board and a dry wipe pen.


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Additional Resources

The National Gallery has great creative resources for families, suitable for babies upwards


CBeebies art and crafts section


Create your own colour explosion with a few everyday items such as milk and dish detergent with these links from National Geographic.


The Tate Gallery show you how to paint with water, use recycled suff or just use a paintbrush!


Step by Step Drawing Book
Step by Step Drawing Book
Colour Paddles
Colour Paddles
Mix It Up Book
Mix It Up Book