A knitted heart on top of a blue gingham table cloth Courtesy of Black Creek Pioneer Village

6 Cozy Creations To Make At Home

January 21, 2021

Keep cozy this winter and start crafting some fun winter scenes! Now is the time to take a break and reacquaint yourself with decorative projects that will keep your home bright and warm throughout the season.

AGO’s William Kurelek colouring pages

If you haven’t quite mastered the art of painting en plein air the AGO has you covered! They have put together a colouring sheet inspired by William Kurelek’s 1968 painting, Reminiscences of Youth. Colour in the sheet or design your own winter scene depicting your favourite memories shredding the slopes, making snow forts or building a friend. Download the activity here.

Black Creek Pioneer Village’s Corking Craft and Woven Bookmark

You don’t need any fancy materials to learn how to make something unique! The Black Creek Pioneer Village will be teaching how to create festive headbands and woven bookmarks. Learn how to make corking crafts and create a Woven Bookmark.

Ottawa Art Gallery’s  Expanded Landscapes

Get inspired by the Group of Seven and reimagine the beautiful landscapes of Ontario on canvas. Join the Ottawa Art Gallery for an educational art project depicting climate change and the possible solutions to help the ever-changing environment. Explore the Expanded Landscapes learning module here.

Textile Museum of Canada’s Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Knitting Through your Stash
Jan 27, 2021 from 4PM – 5:30PM

Do you have skeins of yarn laying around from a long-forgotten project? Join Curator of Education Susan Fohr for the opportunity to learn about the characteristics of different natural fibers and yarn construction. Grab your ticket here.

Museum of Nature’s Snowflake Maker

Craft your winter wonderland at home or online! Learn how snowflakes create their one of a kind shapes and make one for yourself! Try your hand at creating some unique paper snowflakes or send a digital masterpiece to friends and family using their virtual snowflake maker. Start your design here.

Visual Art Brampton’s Snowman Mountain Craft

Learn the rules of distance and perspective while making a gigantic snowman the size of a mountain! This friendly, frosty giant is easy to make, and won’t melt when things get warm again! Instructions are available here.