Spring Break Programming – Make an octopus bag

Participants will make their own family pattern on an octopus bag using paper, beads and other decorations.

Octopus bags are named based on their eight legs and their shape resembling an octopus, but are also known as “fire bags”. They were used to carry flint, steel, tobacco and pies, and ammunition.  Octopus bags date back at least to the late 1500s, and usually included floral motifs. These designs were usually linked to communities or families and were often handed down from one generation to the next.


March 29 and 30, 1pm – 3pm each day

This activity is suitable for kids aged 6 to 12.

Parents must stay at the C2 Centre for Craft while their children are participating in the activity.

Drop in – no registration required.