Merri-bek Libraries Makerspace

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Temporary Closure:

Due to COVID-19 there is a temporary closure of all of Merri-bek’s physical makerspaces. Please do not come into the library.

However, you can still make and create from your home using our online resources.


Hands on

Ear Saversear 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 to crochet, check out these introductory videos 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 drawingtonal 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 Image of 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                                                                                                               

nature wreath

Decorate your own colourful spring wreaths and hang them on your front door. A great activity for children ofall ages. There are limited starter packs available through Sussex Neighbourhood House as part of Children's Week Picnic 2020. Contact 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 workshoppixlr 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:



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



Busy Codebusycode

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




Mind Corner

Book Artbook 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 CreeksColouring the creeks

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


Puzzles of Merri-bekPuzzles of Merri-bek

Puzzle your brain with these jigsaws of Merri-bek