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, parks, walking trails and bikeways

Primrose Park skate facility

Have you checked out Primrose Skate Park in Wynnum West yet?

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.

Palm Tree Lawn

Looking for a wedding venue? Check out Palm Tree Lawn in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Gardening

Pest control in the garden with Annette McFarlane

This video is 12 minutes and 17 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Disease control in the garden with Annette McFarlane

This video is 12 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

Growing a herb garden with Linda Brennan

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

Seasonal gardening with Claire Bickle

This video is 10 minutes and 31 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

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 

Living with flying-foxes

Learn what you can do to live in harmony with Brisbane's flying-foxes.

How to plant a native tubestock

This lesson is 2 minutes and 16 seconds long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

School lesson: Creek catchment

This lesson is 7 minutes and 35 seconds long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

 

School lesson: Wings of the world

This lesson is approximately 7 minutes long. Read the transcript for this lesson.

 

Libraries - Children's literacy sessions

Children's storytime with Amanda at Sunnybank Hills Library

This session is nearly 18 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session. 

Toddler Time with Noeleen at Nundah Library

This video is just over 10 minutes long. Read the transcript for this session.

Children's storytime with Charlotte at Fairfield Library

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

More Babies Books and Rhymes videos

Libraries - Adult lifelong learning and author talks

Frances Whiting in conversation with Matthew Condon

This video is 1 hour and 3 minutes long. Read the transcript for this event.

Libraries - activities for kids and teens

STEM: Vinegar volcano with Ingrid at Inala Library

This video is 5 minutes and 14 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: Walking water with Guy at Sunnybank Hills Library

This video is 11 minutes and 16 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

 

STEM: 3D printing with Lucy from Chermside Library

This video is 4 minutes and 35 seconds long. Read the transcript for the video.

STEM: Bean in a jar with Ashlee at Brisbane Square Library

This video is about 1.30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

 

STEM: Catapults with Johan at Chermside Library

This session is 3 minutes and 32 seconds long. Read the transcript for this video.

STEM: Lava lamps with Nanga and Bec at Banyo Library

This video is 4 minutes and 30 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: M&M rainbow with Nanga and Bec at Banyo Library

This video is 2 minutes and 50 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: Marble mazes with Danielle at Brisbane Square Library

This video is 3 minutes and 36 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: Milk rainbow with Nanga and Bec at Banyo Library

This video is 3 minutes and 14 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: Paper chains with Sonya and Emily at Chermside Library

This video is 3 minutes and 17 seconds long. Read the transcript for this session.

STEM: Tie dye milk with Kirsty at Garden City Library

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

STEM: Thaumatrope optical illusion with Liz at Toowong Library

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

Last updated:4 September 2020