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Design Quest: Tiny treehouses online make along - April 2021

Join us this April holiday for an online creative architecture make along for children aged 6 to 10. Design and make your very own tiny treehouse.

About the make along

Join us for this online make along to design and make your very own tiny treehouse. What would you need to live in a tree? How would you design your house for a life above the ground? In this make along, you will explore building design, 3D model making, decoration, scale, and learn about different types of housing.

This online session is led by artist educator Katie Kennedy for children aged 6 to 10 years.

The make along will have a short resource to accompany it. Participants will receive this shortly after the event.

Online make alongs are presented by an educator in a live event format. Interaction with the educator is via a Q&A function. These are live events are not available as recordings.


  • A4 (or bigger) thick card x at least two sheets - packaging card / box could be used
  • pencil
  • felt tips / paints / coloured pencils
  • A4 paper
  • glue
  • lolly sticks / small sticks from outside
  • blu tak or plasticine / playdough
  • scissors
  • coloured paper or card / funky foam / patterned paper / coloured tapes / anything else to decorate

Optional extras

  • sticky-backed plastic
  • double-sided tape
  • balsa wood
  • craft knife for adults to use
  • cutting board
  • foamboard
  • string / wool

About the workshop series

For ages 6 to 10, our Design Quest workshops and make along events inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets or develop an animated story around a public space.

The make along will take place online on Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to participants with confirmed bookings.

These workshops are led by professional educators and supervised by RIBA staff. Please see the materials list for items that will be required during the workshop.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential: if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

See other learning workshops taking place in this series.