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Mini Makers

Even the youngest family members can get creative with textiles and yarn.
These StoryCraft videos and resources combine fun craft activities and stories together.

Nature & Place

Explore a place in nature you enjoy and gently gather natural objects. Learn how to make a simple loom with these natural objects woven in to create a beautiful piece that reminds you of that special place.

Head to the Geelong Regional Libraries Page to listen the story My Country by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Sally Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUzu3lq7o0w

The City of Greater Geelong acknowledges Wadawurrung Traditional Owners of this land and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of the Greater Geelong community today. We further acknowledge that we live and work on the beautiful country of the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation. We encourage you to explore the land with respect and acknowledgement of First Nations peoples. 

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Colourful Friends

Would you like to make some fluffy, colourful and cuddly friends?

Learn the different ways to make pom poms and how to turn them into cute friends to play with! In this StoryCraft: MAKE video we will show you the tricks and tools to make pom poms at home.

Take your new fluffy friends and READ along to story all about colours and friends with the Geelong Regional Libraries. Head to their page to listen to Red House Green House Blue House Tree House by Jane Godwin and Jane Reiseger: youtu.be/ivdoD6A2DUU

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Friendship

Would you like to create something special for your friends?

Learn how to MAKE a colourful friendship band out of yarn to gently tie around your friend’s wrist or ankle.  Friendship bands are a fun way to connect with friends- they remind us of each other even when we are apart.

You can READ stories with the Geelong Regional Libraries that celebrate friendship, in all its wonderful forms.

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Rainbows

Bring some colour and magic into your world and weave your own rainbow!
Keep things fun, flexible and sustainable using fabric and materials you can find at home.  You can share your woven rainbow with your family, friends and neighbourhood by hanging it in a window.

You can then find books to READ that celebrate family and creativity from the Geelong Regional Libraries!

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Activity Guides

Got some spare yarn laying around the house?  These easy to follow activity guides show children how they can turn yarn into all sorts of creations, from rainbows to snakes.  Download the guides and make some woolly fun!

Finger Knitting

Finger knitting is fun activity to learn at home and when it gets easy for you, you can finger knit almost anywhere.

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Pom Poms

Make your own pom pom maker at home with cardboard. All you need is some cardboard, yarn and scissors.

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Woven cloud

Create your own woven cloud with a silver lining. You'll need a few craft items from home to bring the woven cloud to life.

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Woven rainbow

Create a rainbow template from cardboard and then craft your very own colourful rainbow, goes great with the woven cloud.

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