Making Community

Creativity in the time of COVID-19

This period of social distancing can naturally lead to loneliness and anxiety. We at Lowell Makes and the Mill City Skill Share feel it is more important than ever to foster the maker community and look forward to the future – including opening our new space at Western Avenue. We have thought about what a community makerspace has to offer. Even as we are physically isolated, we can still serve as a virtual resource. We invite you to use our corner of the Internet as a tool for creativity, distraction, and community. In the coming weeks, we will be creating and sharing project ideas, tutorials, and resources, and encourage you to join in the conversation.

What are you hoping to make? What can you share with others?

Tag us in your projects and use the hashtag #lowellmakescommunity.

Make Things

These crafts are intended for all ages; some projects may require adult supervision or assistance for safety.

Paper & Cardboard

Fiber Crafts

Other Materials

Learn a New Skill

Find Inspiration

Connect with Others

Additional Mental Health Resources

Build creative time into your day. Here is an example of a daily routine for kids (or adults)!