Art & Craft at home with Hurstville Museum & Gallery: In and Out – Weaving and Sewing

With the suspension of our Museum & Gallery programs this year, our regular series of kids programs and events have not been able to be run as per usual. Normally, we plan for our programs months in advance and no one could have expected the massive disruptions that 2020 has brought.
To help our visitors fulfil their creativity and learning needs (and to put some of the resources that we have in our arts & crafts cupboard to good use) we have started to develop our ‘Art & Craft at home’ kits. These kits are a mixture of free downloadable worksheets using materials you already have at home, to more in-depth activities with a materials kit to purchase. 

‘In and out – sewing and weaving’ was developed using concepts from our Dragonflies art and craft program. Our Dragonflies programs focus on fostering fine motor skill development through fun and creative arts & craft activities.

This kit comes with detailed instructions, a list of materials, and skills learned, and when purchasing the pack all the materials needed to complete the activity!

This kit is divided into a five part activity series, and can be tailored to your child’s needs. Each activity is designed to be a progression of skills to create a final artwork. Throughout each separate activity your child will start to learn and develop basic skills, and make different art elements that will come together to create the final piece – a woven hanging circle.

We encourage you to participate and learn with your child through these activities, and take the time to explain and demonstrate the process. It is more important to practice the skill rather than to completely finish the activity and craft.

This kit is suitable for children aged 3 – 5 years old. 


  1. Lacing practice
  2. Making a pattern: What comes next?
  3. Threading the tassels
  4. Embroidery
  5. Weaving circle

Skills learned over the activities:

  • Pincer grip, building hand muscle strength
  • Hand eye coordination, visual tracking, bilateral coordination, visual perception
  • Counting
  • Logical thinking/sequencing
  • Attention and concentration

‘In and Out’ materials included in this kit:

  • 5 x instruction worksheets
  • 1 x animal lacing board (assorted),
  • 3 x lacing threads (assorted)
  • ‘What comes next?’ worksheet,
  • Colouring markers
  • Variety of beads, straws, pom poms.
  • Plastic safety needle
  • Variety of thread (50cm wool, ribbon, jute, spaghetti string),
  • Thread (100cm wool, jute), 2 x fabric squares
  • 2 x cardboard weaving circles

Materials not included:
sticky tape, small bowl/container, scissors

Buy Now $25.00

Adult supervision and participation is necessary for these activities. These activities are not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts and choking hazards.

Please note: There are limited kits available.

Kits may be purchased online with the option of click and collect (free) or a flat rate of $5.00 shipping in NSW. 

During our closedown period from Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 8 January 2021, once purchased, kits can be collected from Hurstville Library during opening hours or select the shipping option at the time of purchase. 

Keep your eye out for more kits coming soon, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and check the website for more updates.

Our Museum & Gallery is still open to the public during our opening hours, so please come along and see our great exhibitions. 

We hope to see you soon at Hurstville Museum & Gallery!

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