Make toast sculptures

Here's some creative fun from the Children's Laureate: all you need are a few everyday objects, your amazing imagination, a sharpened pencil and... toast. 


Inspired by Laura Carlin's A World of Your Own (Phaidon)

Staring into Space: resources from the Children's Laureate 

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Toast sculpture activity sheet

Find out how to create your own toast sculpture with just a few easy ingredients: it's quirky, inventive and a lot of fun!

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Six activity sheets to try

From making your own book to a 3D world, there's a creative idea to suit every child and classroom.

Extra ideas for the toast sculpture resource

If you have time and want more inspiration, Lauren and Josey have some brilliant ideas of other things to do alongside this activity...

Read these books


Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman 
Uses cut-out cardboard to make simple tree and building shapes: origami for animals, simple folding for props such as grass, as well as the classic peg doll. 

Excuses Excuses

Anushka Ravishankar and Gabrielle Manglou
Collage of photocopies and paint. A story about getting your imagination to make up fantastic excuses! 

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I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue

Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak
A book about creating your own imaginary space, where anything goes! 'I'll make a house the kind I dream about, not the kind I see. It's a house like a rainbow. And my friends all live with me there.'

Search online for this architecture

These are all fascinating architects and buildings that may inspire your own designs:

  • Antoni Gaudí: Park Güell, Sagrada Família
  • Frank Gehry: Weisman Art Museum, Guggenheim, Fish
  • Renzo Piano: Zentrum Paul Klee, Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre
  • I M Pei: CCTV Headquarters, German Historical Museum
  • Daniel Libeskind: Vanke Pavilion
  • Le Corbusier: Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, Villa Savoye, Citrohan House, Capitol Complex
  • Eduard Riedel: Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Zaha Hadid: Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, the Port House in Antwerp, Heydar Aliyev Centre, Stream City

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