It offered the perfect chance to get creative.
And dozens of people in Huddersfield took advantage, making clay selfie figures which became part of a big crowd on the floor of a shopping arcade in the town.
The Children’s Art School, in Honley, staged the event at the Byram Arcade on Saturday.
And people of all ages took part, creating a crowd of clay figures on the ground floor atrium.
The Children’s Art School director Chloe Williams said: “It’s been a very fun day.
“We are a children’s art school but this was aimed at people of all ages, not just the youngsters.
“We had a lot of people taking part, many children whose parents joined in as well, and we had a number of adults who didn’t have kids with them and who still wanted to have a go themselves.
“It’s all about getting people to be hands on and getting children off their computers for a bit and giving them the chance to try something creative.
“Some of the creations were very good. Some of the others might have looked a little bit more like rabbits than people, but it is the Easter holidays, so that’s fine.”
The event was part of the BBC Get Creative campaign, which is a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity.
The Children’s Art School, based at Hope Bank Works, is a charitable organisation which aims to promote and provide arts experiences for children and young people.
It offers regular art clubs, courses and holiday workshops for children of all ages.