Drop on by during Sundays for our ever-popular Museum Sundays! This month we’re planning to “Fall into Winter” and have some crafts that slowly ramp us up into the holiday spirit. The kits and space to do the crafts are offered from 1 – 3 P.M. on Sundays, but we always have a limited number so come early to not be disappointed. Any extra kits will be available during our open hours, and we will try and keep our social media updated as to whether or not we have any kits available. These kits are available by donation.
As always, our Museum Craft kits are available to take and make at home or if you want to stay and work in the Museum, we will have tables available for bubble groups on Sundays from 1-3 P.M. Our covid rules apply to anyone visiting the museum this includes doing contact tracing at the door and wearing masks at all times in the building.
This month we are offering for our kits which includes all the materials to make the crafts with little instruction sheets.
November 7th Gnome in Your Home – a fun little creature make! You will be making a little gnome friend, you can add a small loop of thread on him to hang him in your tree, or you can hide him around your home for a fun little hidden guest! These gnomes are very popular in Scandinavian folklore, although all over the world there are tales of little gnomes. Don’t forget to give your gnome a name!
November 14th Unravel a Doll – Another popular craft in the museum. This one involves creating a little yarn doll and decorating them. We have seen many creative ideas around these dolls and kids have made a variety of different styles, we’ve seen faeries, angels, scary monsters, the ideas are as endless as your creativity! Yarn Dolls were originally made during the colonial period in North America from homespun yarn. It is a popular pastime and brownies sometimes make these little dolls too! The material was easily sourced in colonial homes.
November 21st Deck the Halls and Putz Houses – The Museum is finally returning to Deck the Halls! The Christmas season starts here for us (officially). We will be having small goodies in the museum for any holiday craving person to come and enjoy as we all help Deck the Halls of the museum! The craft kit this week is a Putz House, which were originally a German word “Putzen” which means to clean or decorate. Although now more of a non-denominational decoration, originally these little houses were put around the nativity scene in the early 1900s.
November 28th O’ Christmas Tree – Another holiday favourite! We’re bringing back our little Christmas trees, you get to decorate and paint a little tree for the holiday. This is another German tradition of decorating Christmas trees that was adopted by Queen Victoria and brought into English homes. These little trees are great to bring a little bit of holiday joy into your hands.