Creative at home

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Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay creative at home or close to home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you stay creative at home or close to home!

Ideas from City of Waterloo Museum:

  • Join us for 'What's for Dinner Wednesday?' This new weekly series shares take out ideas/meal options from local businesses and serves up a side of history. Information available on the City of Waterloo Museum on Instagram or Facebook. Support local!
  • Download and colour the City of Waterloo Museum 2021 calendar. Great for all ages and includes a little bit of Waterloo history. You can also pick up a copy at the Museum.
  • Waterloo Museum weekly Waterloo only trivia. Play along with us every Tuesday on Instagram!
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tours with City of Waterloo Museum guides. Pre-registration required.
  • City of Waterloo Museum exhibit videos. We Built This City about early Waterloo mayors is a particularly fun one!

We encourage you to follow the museum on social to learn more about their online offerings.


Ideas from Waterloo Public Library:

  • Throughout this pandemic, the library branches are closed, however, you'll be excited to know they have a host of virtual programs and interactive resources online for people of all ages. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more.


You can also:

  • Rhubarb Honey Crisp - Create this classic recipe and surprise a friend or neighbour with a porch drop off. Sweet and tart rhubarb is ready to be enjoyed in Ontario!
  • Epic chalk drawings - Share a spring message or maybe even prepare something for a father’s day card!
  • Make a COVID time capsule - Make a COVID time capsule and look back on living during these unprecedented times. Visit LetsEmbark.ca to download a template (kids or adult options). Keep your work safe to show your grandkids one day!
  • Create a Mini Flower Garden - All you need are some scraps of paper, some glue and your imagination.
  • Make a Mood Board for Your Dream Home - Even if it's just in your imagination, this will get your creative juices flowing and help you feel more inspired to achieve your goals.
  • Have you heard that euchre is the faster and wilder cousin of bridge? Pick up a deck of cards and become an expert. Here's a guide to this four-person game.
  • Join the local Bags to Sleeping Mats initiative. Participate by collecting, cutting, or crocheting a mat. Anyone can contribute and there are three Waterloo locations for bag drop-off.
  • We're 'In This Together'! Continue to be kind to yourself and each other. Show your support by colouring and displaying one of our signs in your window.
  • Join the Finding Hope movement! Finding Hope invites you to look for and acknowledge where you find hope. Then take a picture. Write about it. Film a short video. Share the hope you found with others. Create and share your own stories of hope and share them using the hashtag #FindingHopeWWR or #FindingHopeMovement.
  • Look up! The next time you head to Waterloo Park check out the newly installed artwork banners hanging along the trail. The new Waterloo Park Art Walk features the work of 24 artists selected by a jury to be a part of the program. Each piece references the nature, scenery, or landscape of the park. This exhibit is along the trail promenade between Caroline St to Seagram Dr. Enjoy the outdoors and see some beautiful art along the way.
  • Learn how to create an ombre landscape watercolour painting with Steven Sabados, Canadian television host.
  • Learn how to knit! Here's everything you need to know to get started yourself.
  • Music by the Stream brings live music and interaction into your home so you can have the joy of music and stay safe during the pandemic. Each week our host, Coraline James, will welcome a different guest artist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond.
  • Come along on a virtual field trip at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum!
  • 14 crafts for teens and tweens
  • Looking for an activity to do with your kids? Try our public art colouring page, then take your family on a virtual tour of the City of Waterloo's public art
  • KW Social Art
  • Drawing for kids
  • Stay home with me
  • How to hydro dip shoes (it's a thing!)
  • Calming crafts - relax and de-stress



How are you staying creative?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!




Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay creative at home or close to home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you stay creative at home or close to home!

Ideas from City of Waterloo Museum:

  • Join us for 'What's for Dinner Wednesday?' This new weekly series shares take out ideas/meal options from local businesses and serves up a side of history. Information available on the City of Waterloo Museum on Instagram or Facebook. Support local!
  • Download and colour the City of Waterloo Museum 2021 calendar. Great for all ages and includes a little bit of Waterloo history. You can also pick up a copy at the Museum.
  • Waterloo Museum weekly Waterloo only trivia. Play along with us every Tuesday on Instagram!
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tours with City of Waterloo Museum guides. Pre-registration required.
  • City of Waterloo Museum exhibit videos. We Built This City about early Waterloo mayors is a particularly fun one!

We encourage you to follow the museum on social to learn more about their online offerings.


Ideas from Waterloo Public Library:

  • Throughout this pandemic, the library branches are closed, however, you'll be excited to know they have a host of virtual programs and interactive resources online for people of all ages. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more.


You can also:

  • Rhubarb Honey Crisp - Create this classic recipe and surprise a friend or neighbour with a porch drop off. Sweet and tart rhubarb is ready to be enjoyed in Ontario!
  • Epic chalk drawings - Share a spring message or maybe even prepare something for a father’s day card!
  • Make a COVID time capsule - Make a COVID time capsule and look back on living during these unprecedented times. Visit LetsEmbark.ca to download a template (kids or adult options). Keep your work safe to show your grandkids one day!
  • Create a Mini Flower Garden - All you need are some scraps of paper, some glue and your imagination.
  • Make a Mood Board for Your Dream Home - Even if it's just in your imagination, this will get your creative juices flowing and help you feel more inspired to achieve your goals.
  • Have you heard that euchre is the faster and wilder cousin of bridge? Pick up a deck of cards and become an expert. Here's a guide to this four-person game.
  • Join the local Bags to Sleeping Mats initiative. Participate by collecting, cutting, or crocheting a mat. Anyone can contribute and there are three Waterloo locations for bag drop-off.
  • We're 'In This Together'! Continue to be kind to yourself and each other. Show your support by colouring and displaying one of our signs in your window.
  • Join the Finding Hope movement! Finding Hope invites you to look for and acknowledge where you find hope. Then take a picture. Write about it. Film a short video. Share the hope you found with others. Create and share your own stories of hope and share them using the hashtag #FindingHopeWWR or #FindingHopeMovement.
  • Look up! The next time you head to Waterloo Park check out the newly installed artwork banners hanging along the trail. The new Waterloo Park Art Walk features the work of 24 artists selected by a jury to be a part of the program. Each piece references the nature, scenery, or landscape of the park. This exhibit is along the trail promenade between Caroline St to Seagram Dr. Enjoy the outdoors and see some beautiful art along the way.
  • Learn how to create an ombre landscape watercolour painting with Steven Sabados, Canadian television host.
  • Learn how to knit! Here's everything you need to know to get started yourself.
  • Music by the Stream brings live music and interaction into your home so you can have the joy of music and stay safe during the pandemic. Each week our host, Coraline James, will welcome a different guest artist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond.
  • Come along on a virtual field trip at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum!
  • 14 crafts for teens and tweens
  • Looking for an activity to do with your kids? Try our public art colouring page, then take your family on a virtual tour of the City of Waterloo's public art
  • KW Social Art
  • Drawing for kids
  • Stay home with me
  • How to hydro dip shoes (it's a thing!)
  • Calming crafts - relax and de-stress



How are you staying creative?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!




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    Playing jazz music together and online

    by Dave T, over 1 year ago

    We love playing music together, performing for listeners and swing dancers of all ages. Amid our isolation, we continued to play music together over the Internet. An important message to stay home and save lives is included, since what we are doing is working. The song name is Home (When Shadows Fall).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTnIBUCQRO8

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