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  • Due to COVID-19 there is a temporary closure of all of Moreland’s physical makerspaces. However, you can still make and create from your home using our online resources

Moreland Libraries Makerspace

Due to COVID-19 there is a temporary closure of all of Moreland’s physical makerspaces. However, you can still make and create from your home using our online resources

Hands-on crafts

Ear Savers

Learn to crochet ‘ear savers’ for your face masks and stop your ears hurting! See instruction sheet for step-by-step instructions. For beginners, check out these introductory videos on how to crochet.

Crochet Introduction Video: Part 1 Crochet Hooks and Materials

Crochet Introduction Video: Part 2 Basic Stitches

Ear Savers instructions sheet (PDF 1Mb)

How to make a tonal drawing

This step by step tutorial will guide you through learning a basic principle of art: Tone. Tone is the light and dark in a drawing, this tutorial will show you how it can be used to achieve depth and contrast by drawing a tree silhouetted in the moonlight. Suitable for absolute beginners and more experienced artists.

Tonal drawing instructions sheet (PDF 2Mb)

Seed bombs

Learn how to make easy seed bombs to give as gifts or throw into your garden. They only use recycled paper, water and seeds!

Seed bombs instructions sheet (PDF 834Kb)

Children's Week Wreaths

Decorate your own colourful spring wreaths and hang them on your front door. A great activity for children of all ages. There are limited starter packs available through Sussex Neighbourhood House as part of Children's Week Picnic 2020. Contact events@sussexnh.org.au or get inspired to create your own at home!

Basic Wreath How To Video

Nature Wreath How To Video

Bedazzled Wreath How To Video

Digital Design

Pixlr workshop

Try our introductory video into Pixlr and photo editing. Helpful hints and reference guides provided also. Suitable for beginners with basic computer skills.

Pixlr - basic instructions (PDF 4Mb)
Pixlr Photo Editor Video - Basic Tutorial


Download these files before you begin the basic tutorial:

Tinkercad

Ever wanted to give 3D printing a go? Try tinkercad, a tool for beginners to start 3D design. Go to lynda.com for free with your Moreland library card and 8 digit D.O.B pin, search for Tinkercad and learn all about it!

Busy Code

Busy Code is a set of resources designed to introduce simple programming concepts. Specifically designed for children ages 5-13.

Mind Corner

Book Art

Try this mindful drawing activity and learn how using different kinds of lines can create truly unique artworks. Re-purpose an old book page and learn some coloured pencil techniques by following this tutorial to create a beautiful mandala like artwork. Suitable for beginners and children 6+ years.

Mindful book art tutorial video

Mindful book art video instructions (PDF 3Mb)

Colouring the Creeks

Meet some of the plants and animals of the Merri and Moonee Ponds creeks of Moreland through these colouring sheets. And learn how you can help them thrive!

Puzzles of Moreland

Puzzle your brain with these jigsaws of Moreland.