The project was inspired by the lack of creative teaching materials to engage children with the story of Kalevala (Finland’s national epic). I created a set of colouring sheets with the main characters of Kalevala that can be cut out and turned into 3D-characters. Short descriptions of each character help children memorise the basic storyline and the role of each character in it. The project could be extended to creating e.g. stop-motion films or plays with the characters.
The colouring sheets have been downloaded over 1500 times and used in primary schools around the country.