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Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters art activity book

This book explores how art and storytelling use tipuatipua supernatural beings.

Monsters and creatures can help explain things we can’t see, or strange things that happen. Dragons. Unicorns. Gnomes!

Create your own tipua, find them in word searches, play with shapes, and write your own story...

  • Education type Activity book
  • Suitable for Ages 5–10

Free A4 download

Printing tip: Print double-sided and in colour.

Free A5 booklet download

Printing tip: Open in Adobe Acrobat and select ‘flip on short edge’, print double-sided and in colour.



Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters art activity book, 2018. Designed by Chloe Reweti. Te Papa