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Keep Kids Busy By Having Them Design Warhammer 40K Space Marines

Images: Games Workshop
Images: Games Workshop

Anyone with kids (or younger siblings) is probably already feeling the strain of having them locked up for most of the day. It’s hard finding constructive things to keep them busy, but of all companies, Games Workshop might have one of the more left-field solutions.

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The company behind the very adult Warhammer 40K has a guest post up by Ben from YouTube channel Watch It Paint It, in which he shares the story of how he got his daughter involved in his miniature painting by downloading Space Marine design templates, having her colour them in in a way only a three year-old could, then painting up her design.

Here’s Ben and his daughter’s example, turning this:

Illustration for article titled Keep Kids Busy By Having Them Design iWarhammer 40K/i Space Marines
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Into this:

Illustration for article titled Keep Kids Busy By Having Them Design iWarhammer 40K/i Space Marines

That is very cool. If your kids (or just you) want to try it out yourself, you can download the template here.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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laserface1242
Laserface1242

As an aside, I find it hilarious and endearing that Games Workshop has actually tried to market 40k and Age of Sigmar to kids through a series of children’s novels a while back.