Pomanders were popular Christmas gifts in Tudor times and remain a popular Christmas accessory to this day. And it is easy to make a pomander for your family at Christmas - or perhaps to give as Christmas gifts? Note: this craft uses sharp pins so children need to be well supervised.
Liven up your study of the Tudors with our collection of original Tudor crafts!
Tudor half-timbered houses are easily recognisable by their black wooden frames and painted wattle and daub. Have a go at out Tudor house craft and make your own!
Knot gardens became popular in Tudor times as the Tudors wanted to show that they could control nature. Knot gardens were made up of well pruned hedges, grown in a symmetrical pattern, with flowers and gravel used to embellish them.
Who could resist this beautiful Tudor Lady craft! Sarah and the boys have used their magic to turn a paper cup and polystyrene ball into this beautiful Tudor lady, fit for the court of Henry VIII! Perhaps she is even one of his Queens?
For poor people in Tudor times, cups were made from quite thick clay, and often had two handles. They were either plain or fired with a green glaze. Our Tudor pot craft has been fired but you could make a similar effect by shaping a pot with air-drying clay and painting.