Light Up Lockdown

Let’s bring some light to Lockdown this February half term. We’ve created a whole week of activities to brighten up the holiday.


Light Photography with Tim Simpson.

Light Painting is a fun photographic technique that all the family can enjoy. Anyone can create their own art using light sources found around the home. You’ll need a dark space which will become your 3D canvas, a light source such as a torch and a camera. Smartphones work just as well if you don’t have a camera.

Take a look at the film below to learn the basics.

Download the Light Painting How to Guide or view our instructional webpage.


Gran’s Journey to the Moon! Shadow Puppetry with Frolicked Outdoor Theatre  

Gran has made a little shadow puppet show for you and is revealing her behind the scenes secrets of how she made the puppets and set up the shadow puppet theatre at the bottom of the stairs… Watch the film.

Shadow Puppets showing Gran, a rocket, stars and moon.

Download Gran’s puppets or draw your own characters to tell your own story of a fantastical journey YOU would like to make!

Download Gran’s step-by-step instructions or click to see her online How-to-guide.


Light Up Lockdown Window Painting with Isobel Pickup 

Bring in colour and light to your house and street by creating a beautiful window painting. Learn design skills and have fun getting creative with your family to paint your window! 

Download out our handy guide or view our step-by-step webpage.


Jam Jar Tealight Holders

Create some Jam Jar Tealight Holders with our very own Dee Ould-Okojie. She’ll guide you through each step to make your own glow in the dark Jam Jar. Watch the film, print off her how-to-guide or visit our step-by-step webpage.


Monday 15th February | 10am |“Love Splat” Story Time and Craft |Oldham Library Facebook Page  

Oldham Libraries are spreading some light and love this half term. Listen to their Facebook live story “Love Splat”. This will be followed by a video showing you how to create your very own paper hearts to give to your neighbours, friends and family to help light up their day.  


Tuesday 16 February | 6pm | Live Bedtime Story with Michaela|Oldham Library Facebook Page  

Image of clouds and mountains lit up by a crescent moon.

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Light Up Lockdown then with a magical bedtime story with our wonderful library assistant Michaela. So, get your best pyjamas on, snuggle up with a warm blanket or favourite toy and enjoy relaxing live story time.  Go to Oldham Libraries Facebook for more details.