National Wool Museum - online activities

Our team at The National Wool Museum are busy creating fun and crafty activities for you to follow along and enjoy at home! 

The day the National Wool Museum closed nobody told the birds... Find out how each bird from Mary-Jane Walker's 'Now You See Us' exhibition have been using their own special talents during the museums closure to help the people of Geelong.

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

These school holidays, learn the different ways to make pom poms and how 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.

Again for StoryCraft we have teamed up with our friends at Geelong Regional Libraries. They will READ you a story and we will show you how to MAKE some craft!

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 Library’s Page to listen the story My Country by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Sally Morgan.

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. Learn more.

Are the kids heading back to school or kinder and excited to see their friends? In this video they can learn how to make a friendship band to show their friends how much they've missed them! There is nothing more special than a handmade friendship band! This simple and thoughtful craft will spread joy to all.

Meet our maker-in-residence, Mary-Jane Walker, who will tell you about her amazing art and science project: Now you see us! Learn about the endangered birds and butterflies in our region and find out how you can help. Then follow our step-by-step guide to make your very own butterfly.

Look out your window and see a river stretching away in both directions...

Let your imagination take you as far away as you want to travel...

Listen to Marc Martin's beautiful story, A River, and start to imagine all the amazing places a river may take you. Then be inspired to create your own river scene using recycled fabric, wool and origami with our step-by-step guide. A program of the Geelong Nature Forum and the Central Geelong Storyfest.

Page last updated: Thursday, 1 October 2020