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Migrant women craft connection to Canberra community

The Migrant Women’s Art Group helps women find connection with others adjusting to a new home in Canberra, while also expressing themselves through art.

Canberra’s close-knit community creating for those in need

With the clicking of knitting needles and careful stitches, members of the Canberra knitting and crocheting community create items made with love for people in need around the world.

Kit and caboodle: ACT Scale Modellers’ Society turns 50

The precise stroke of a brush, a careful placement of a decal, and checking a photo to ensure the model matches the real thing; the ACT Scale Modellers’ Society (ACTSMS) members are painstakingly dedicated to their craft. This year, they are celebrating 50 years since the society’s first meeting.

Give the gift of craft this Mother’s Day

Looking for a gift you can handmake for Mum this Mother’s Day? Look no further! CW has found five cute, easy, and sustainable crafts that the kids will love to make themselves.  

5 egg-cellent Easter activity ideas

Desperately searching for activities to keep the kids occupied this Easter long weekend? Look no further! We've complied a list of both indoor and outdoor projects, crafts, and self-motivated activities that will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Easter egg crafts

This Easter, we’ve gone for a twist on the classic dyed Easter eggs – using foam and papier mache – thanks to two craft projects from Spotlight! Hang your finished eggs around the home, or decorate a tree outside, to celebrate the Easter season.

Are Canberrans up to the Vax Toy Challenge?

Listen up Canberra crafters, eight-year-old Skye has joined the cause to crochet companions for her fellow kids getting the jab and she needs your help. Skye is the youngest member of Good Omen...

DIY face masks to match your outfit or your mood

With endless options for fabric, you can make a face mask to match your outfit or your mood.

3 fun Mother’s Day crafts the kids can make for Mum

Not sure what to get your loved one for Mother’s Day? Try these three activities from Zoe Gilpin (@thediydecorator) with the kids to give Mum an extra special gift. DIY Rope Plant Pots What...

Fun Mother’s Day DIY Flower Guide

Want to get Mum a gift she will keep forever? Interior stylist and DIY queen, Hayley Little (@mumlittleloves), has the answer with her DIY step by step guide on how to create...

Knits N Bits weaves community connection

When Tina’s husband passed away earlier this year, she was completely at a loss as to what to do with herself. At the same time her daughter Nikki was studying community development...

Arts & crafts

Looking to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? Beat the boredom with these simple activities you can do at home.

Spotlight to open first ACT store

Those looking for their DIY and homewares fix from Spotlight will no longer have to head across the border, with the first store based in the ACT set to open its doors on Wednesday 1 July.

Wrap it up: Gift wrap gift boxes

You’ve made or found the perfect present, now for the finishing touch – gift wrapping! Gift wrap gift boxes Project and image courtesy of Spotlight. What you’ll need Assorted Paper Mache gift boxesBurlapHot glue gun and...

Easter eggsperiments: science at home with household objects

Charlotte Barkla, author of Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends shares some egg-cellent ideas for science at home this Easter. Incorporating science learning at home doesn’t have to be complicated. There are plenty of activities...

Quarantine Easter craft ideas made from toilet paper rolls

Penguin author, Aura Parker, shares her inspired quarantine Easter craft ideas made from toilet paper rolls: Wonderful, Easter is here! I have been good this year and stayed home, so hopefully the Easter Bunny...