Chinese Dragon Mask – Make Your own

With Chinese New Year still in full swing why not create a cool Chinese dragon mask? We have made a cut out, all you have to do is colour it to be as vibrant and eye-catching as possible


Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore. These dragons traditionally symbolise potent and auspicious powers, particularly with control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck!

Check out our own design, we used Noris fibre-tip pens to get the really bright reds, yellows and oranges. Why not try to make your own patterns on the mask to bring your dragon to life?

We then used coloured tissue to stick on the sides of the mask to give it a carnival feel.

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Click here to download the template for your very own mask. We would love to see your finished masks, don’t forget to upload your photos to our Facebook page:

Adventures of Noris – Chinese New Year

For this month’s Adventures of Noris, Norisman is getting into the spirit of Chinese New Year!

The Year of the Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029!


Colour in your Chinese Dragon with golden yellows and fierce reds.

A perfect activity for your kids on a rainy day, simply download and print off this sheet by clicking here

Once you have coloured it in take a photo or a scan and post it onto our Facebook post:

One lucky entrant will win a bundle of STAEDTLER product!

Primary School Items with Multiple Purposes


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How it was meant to be used: To erase mistakes written in pencil.

How you used it: To answer life’s big questions, and make life’s big decisions.

Lidless Sharpener

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How it was meant to be used: To sharpen blunt pencils to a fine point.

How you used it: As an excuse to go talk to your mates that sat near the bin.

Pencil Case


How it was meant to be used: To store all your stationery that you used in class.

How you used it: To cover your answers during tests because you know you couldn’t trust your classmates for shit.

Adventures of Noris – Noris Dives into the Pond

For this months Adventures Noris, Noris man takes a dip in the local pond! To enter this competition all you have to do is upload your own colouring sheet and COMMENT the answer to the question that Noris man is asking on our Facebook page.

The prize…. your very own set of 24 Noris Colour colouring pencils!!
Download your colouring in sheet here
The randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday 29th July. Good luck:)

#STAEDTLERSAT – Create your own Hot Air Balloon

In celebration of Hot Air Balloon Day we have made a step by step guide to create your very own hangable hot air balloon!

This simple idea for making a 3D hot air balloon uses the new Noris colour pencils from STAEDTLER for creating bright patterns and designs with intense colour.

Four pieces of A5 (or two pieces of A4 cut in half) paper will make one balloon. Try making bigger or smaller versions by re-scaling the outline.

Up, up and away!


You need:


  • Noris colour pencils from STAEDTLER
  • Card to make template
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Thin thread 50cm
  • Glue stick


Step 1

Draw half a balloon shape on to a piece of 16cm x 5cm card. Cut it out to make a template. Here is a template.

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Use the card template and draw the shape on to four pieces of A5 paper folded in half. Cut around the outlines then open out the balloons.

Step 2

Use a pencil to outline the balloon segments and along the top of the basket. Colour bold patterns on to the four balloons; these could include stripes, spots, zigzags, flowers, swirls and funny faces.

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Step 3

Glue the four balloon sections together one at a time so they are back to back. Glue a piece of thread down the middle before sticking the last balloon in place

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Step 4

Cut a small triangle from the edge of each section to make the basket shape then draw the balloon ropes.

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#MonthlyMake First Ten entries

Congratulations to Samantha Bolter, Julia Plant, Lisa O’Hara, Shelly Wenn, Eileen Bowden, Chambers Rosie Hayley, Anila Hussain, Michael Morrow, Eddie Ratcliffe and Arshad Hussain. They were the first ten to enter our #MonthlyMake competition!

Here are a collection of some of their space creations!

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Stay tuned for next months #MonthlyMake

Adventures of Noris – Space

For this months Adventures of Noris we are continuing the ‘May the 4th be with you’ theme with a space colouring in sheet. Click here to download


Noris man has flown out to space and met up with some of his alien friends! What do you think an alien looks like? There is some room left on the sheet for you to draw another friend for Noris man!


To enter the competition all you have to do is upload the coloured in sheet to our page and answer count how many planets and stars are in the picture. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 31st May.

#MonthlyMake – Ideas

Are you struggling for creativity for May’s #MonthlyMake? Our Try-it-tribe member Jenny Kearney and her son used Noris Club Wax Crayons to create a marvellous space scene.

Sticking on pictures of aliens and planet provides a 3D effect to bring your images to life. The wax  crayons can be used on various coloured backgrounds, the green crayon in particular is perfect to colour in alien skin!


Why not try something similar for your entry? Get your entries in quick as the competition closes on 23rd May!



World Kids Colouring Day!

Happy World Kids Colouring Day! To celebrate, we have created an activity booklet for you and your kids to draw and colour. Letting your imaginations run wild! This can be downloaded here: WKCD Activity Sheet:wkmt-banner-2016-EN.png
 As an extra special celebration, we will be running a COMPETITION to win a huge bundle of STAEDTLER goodies! All you have to do is COMMENT on this post with a picture of a drawing your son or daughter has created!
The winner will be announced on Monday 30th May, good luck 🙂 Page 1 WKCD.jpg

#MonthlyMake Inspiration – Green Fingers

Did you know… April is Green Fingers Month? Such a fantastic theme for the STAEDTLER #MonthlyMake competition!
To make sure your fingers are still green and creating, take a look at our mini beasts how-to-guides for your mini garden inspiration!

Click on the below pictures for the full how-to guides!

Every garden needs some creepy, crawly bugs!

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Even this little guy needs to be there!

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Who doesn’t love butterflies? A mini garden must have!

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There are now TWO chances to win! One design will be chosen as the #STAEDTLERSTAR. Five designs will also be shortlisted and uploaded on Wednesday 20 April. The one with the most likes will be chosen as the #FanFavourite. 

Share your creations before 12pm on Monday 18 April!