Check out our videos to help prevent boredom while our regular Brisbane events, programs, and facilities are on hold or recommencing. Enjoy!

If you like these videos, get more inspiration, on our Brisbane: Better together page.

Remember, at the moment, it's more important than ever to support our local small businesses. Get inspired to shop local with our Buy local in Brisbane video.

Do-it-yourself videos

Watch our do-it-yourself videos below, or watch them on Council's YouTube channel.

DIY: Natural citrus cleaner

Learn how to make a simple, natural citrus cleaner from just two ingredients! This video is one minute long.

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Make natural multi-purpose cleaner from citrus peel and vinegar.

If you are using a lemon or lime, collect the peel before you cut it.

Freeze your citrus peel until you have enough to fill a jar.

Fill a jar with citrus peel.

You can also add expired spices or leftover herbs.

Fill the jar with white vinegar.

Leave the jar to sit for up to several weeks.

Strain the vinegar into a spray bottle.

Add a little water.

Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid (optional).

Use the cleaner in the kitchen, bathroom and on glass. Note - do not use this cleaner on natural or manufactured stone surfaces.

DIY: Beeswax wraps

Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps at home and use them as an alternative to plastic wrap. This video nearly 4 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the session transcript.

Public art, walking trails and bikeways

Outdoor Gallery tour 

Council's Outdoor Gallery transforms Brisbane's laneways and city streets into imaginative, curious and engaging spaces. Watch our video on the current exhibition - Local Design | Brisbane.

Keperra Bushland Reserve

Come and enjoy the view at our Keperra Bushland Reserve rest area! Take a moment to reflect, reenergise, stretch and exercise close to home.

Gardening

Love Food Hate Waste and OzHarvest recipes

Honey soy noodle stir fry recipe

We’ve teamed up with OzHarvest to bring you this delicious and easy honey soy noodle stir fry recipe!

Crunchy noodle salad recipe

Stuck on what to have for dinner tonight? Try OzHarvest’s easy and delicious crunchy noodle salad recipe!

Our environment and environment centres 

Good dog behaviour in off-leash areas

This video is approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

Bush Kindy at home

This Bush Kindy at home session is about butterflies and bees. This video is 7 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Virtual tour: Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

Watch this 1 minute long virtual tour of the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Virtual tour: Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Watch this 1 minute long virtual tour of the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.

Habitats are home (bayside)

This lesson is nearly 10 minutes long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

Habitats are home (bushland)

This lesson is nearly 8 minutes long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

School lesson: Life cycles

This lesson is 5 minutes and 33 seconds long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

School lesson: Mangrove adaptations

This lesson is nearly 8 minutes long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

Other environment videos

Libraries - Children's literacy sessions

Babies Books Rhymes with Jenny, Kirsty and Melissa at Garden City Library

This session is 16 minutes and 24 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session. 

Toddler Time with Bec and Nanga at Banyo Library

This video is 5 minutes and 35 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

Toddler Time with Paul at Garden City Library

This short video is 1 minute and 14 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

 

Toddler Time with Monica at Stones Corner Library

This video is 13 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Babies, Books and Rhymes with Annette at Ashgrove Library

This video is just over 15 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Toddler Time with Rita and Amy at Carina Library

This video is 13 minutes and 25 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Toddler Time with Sarah and Fiona at Bracken Ridge Library

This video is nearly 7 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

 

Toddler Time with Nigel at Garden City Library

This video is 11 minutes and 6 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Babies, Books and Rhymes with Pam at Mitchelton Library

This session is nearly 13 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Babies, Books and Rhymes with Amanda, Rachel and Sharron at Toowong Library

This video is nearly 11 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Children's storytime with Maria at Mt Coot-tha Library

This video is just over 7 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

 

Children's storytime with Ben at Mt Ommaney Library

This video is 5 minutes and 20 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Toddler Time with Penny and Plaintain at the Pop-up Library 

This video is 14 minutes and 16 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Toddler Time with Kerri at Mt Ommaney Library

This video is 11 minutes and 20 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Children's storytime with Chris at Grange Library

This video is 7 minutes and 33 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Children's storytime with Penny at the Pop-up Library

This video is about 9 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Children's storytime with Galumph at Toowong Library

This session is just over 6 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Libraries - Adult learning

Libraries - activities for kids

Upcycled shoe planters

This session is about shoes and will result in an upcycled shoe used as a planter. The session is about 8 minutes long. Read the session transcript.

Upcycled tin planters

This session is about tins and will result in an upcycled tin used as a planter. The session is about 15 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the session transcript.

Last updated:15 July 2020