Cozy Crafts with Creativebug

With winter solidly upon us, the wind whipping around the empty tree branches, and snow piling up, melting, then piling up again, we all need something cozy this time of year. How could you add more coziness to your life, you might be asking? Try our online creative resource, Creativebug. This fun database allows you to take classes right from your snuggly warm couch, maybe even wrapped in a blanket while sipping hot tea.

Accessing these classes requires a Canton Public Library card, but once you log in, there are endless options for cozy at-home crafting at your fingertips. Spend some time improving a skill you already have or log in to learn something new. The options are nearly limitless and many hours will be spent enhancing the creative bug in your life while not having to pull on all the heavy outerwear this season requires.

Check out these options as a start or search for something that piques your curiosity.

Altered Book Daily Challenge – Part collage, part book art, part mixed media exploration, the Altered Books Daily Challenge uses simple skills like cutting, gluing, inking and painting to transform old texts into new and extraordinary works of art.

Mishima – Mishima is an inlay technique where you draw on the surface of clay, inlay color into the lines of the drawing, and wipe the color away—creating a beautiful design as elaborate or simple as you wish.

Loom Knitting – Learn how to create a luxurious, chunky knit cowl on a rectangular knitting loom.

Simplicity Sewing: Make Furry Animal Hats – Michele from Simplicity teaches you how to stitch up a variety of animal hats and hoods, including foxes, bears and leopards, following an easy Simplicity pattern.

Daily Abstract Painting Prompts – Explore creating multi-media abstract art with gentle prompts.

Painting on Cookies and Cakes – Cake decorating meets surface design in this comprehensive course for culinary artists. Using icing gel colors, buttercream, decorator brushes and palette knives, learn how to turn a variety of cake-and-cookie canvases into edible works of art.

Shrinky Dink Jewelry – Create original and wearable works of art with shrinkable plastic.