‘Keep Well’ Christmas Activities Available At Your Leisure

‘Keep Well’ Christmas Activities Available At Your Leisure

Design & Crafts Council Ireland has launched a new creative project to bring the skills and talents of Ireland’s craftspeople and designers into homes and communities across the country.

The “Keep Well” campaign is part of the Government’s Plan for Living with COVID-19 to promote individual and community resilience. DCCI will focus on the campaign’s strand ‘Switching off and Being Creative’. This programme encourages people at home to ‘switch off, be creative, and to learn something new’. It offers people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to engage with a series of online creative activities, and onsite activities at public locations (where possible within COVID-19 guidelines) all designed to promote wellbeing and resilience during COVID-19.

Over the next few months DCCI and the National Design & Craft Gallery will run a series of online videos, workshops and activities, involving Ireland’s designers, makers and our member organisations - Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS).

For further information, please contact: Caroline Loughman on or Mary Whelan on

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DCCI Keep Well Campaign Partners

The Keep Well Campaign will run until March 2020. DCCI campaign partners include Sláintecare / Healthy Ireland (Dept of Health), Pobail. Delivery of the programme will be via libraries nationwide, supported by the LGMA (the state agency that provides a range of professional services to local authorities.

Christmas Themed Craft Workshop Videos

Learn how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door; a festive side table display with award-winning floral artist Eva Homes and Chairwoman of Kilkenny Flower Club; or discover how to make a fun and quirky pom pom snowman character with talented artist Julie Forrester.

Downloadable Festive Activity Sheets

This year as part of the Design & Craft Council Ireland 'Keep Well' programme, our education panel members created festive fun activity sheets for the whole family to enjoy.

Christmas House Scenes, activity sheet by Laura McNamara. Download here

Festive Thaumatrope, activity sheet by Kim Sharkey. Download here

Origami Gift Box, activity sheet by Deirdre Deegan. Download here

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper, Part 1 & 2 - standard & mirrored repeat patterns, by Deirdre Deegan. Download here

A Christmas Wreath

A Christmas Arrangement

Pom Pom Snowman Character

Posted on December 18, 2020. Tagged craft, design, national craft gallery, education, children, christmas