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Design Your Own Wetsuit for a Family Vacation

By August 10, 2014May 16th, 2015No Comments

WetsuitInvite your kids to design their own colorful wetsuit – encourage them to explore pattern and color and make it as wacky as they like!

Did you know, the modern wetsuit was invented in 1952 by Hugh Bradner, a physicist at the University of California, Berkeley?

This travel art can be done in:

  • Cars
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Hotel rooms


What you will need:

  • Printed Wet Suit template
  • A variety of colored pencils, felt tip markers or crayons
  • Safety scissors, stiff card and glue stick – optional




  1. Print out the Wetsuit activity sheet.
  2. Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
  3. Design and color your wet suit as imaginatively as possible!
  4. Glue it to a stiff card and cut around it to use it as a bookmark or to send it as a postcard.


Imagination BoxDiane Pagan graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a fashion/textiles degree. She is a UK mom who is passionate about creativity, and she set up The Imagination Box to share her treasure trove of ideas and inspire families to bring more art into their lives. Connect with her and get more great ideas at

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