Monday, September 9, 2013

Scrap 4 Art


We recently took a trip to our local Scrap 4 Art location to donate some materials that we would have otherwise thrown away or recycled. While we were there, we had the opportunity to snap a few photos to share.
But first, a little bit about Scrap 4 Art: Scrap 4 Art is a non-profit materials exchange program and retail store open to the public. They sell donated art materials to anyone and everyone including students and teachers. In the front of their store they also have a boutique where they showcase creations made by local artists using repurposed materials. Perfect for gift giving! Here are some items featured in the boutique:

 

 
 
 


 
 

 

This wallet was made from a recycled juice container. Kids love these!

One of the many things we love about Scrap 4 Art is their community involvement. Their materials are reused by students and adults for arts and crafts projects. They educate the community about waste reduction and encourage new solutions for environmental problems.
These colorful pieces of art were made by children in the community with repurposed materials:
 


 
It is amazing what you can create with materials that you normally wouldn’t think twice about!
 
At American Frame, we create scrap on a daily basis, so for us it was a no brainer to decide what to do with it.
 
 
 
These crayons were made from some of the cardboard tubing that we donated.
 
 

 

This colorful window piece was made from our cardboard tape rolls.
Here are some of the other materials they have for purchase:
 
 Yarn
 
 
 
Fabric scraps 
 
Buttons
 

Beads
 
 
Bottle caps

With all these materials think of the possibilities!

 To learn more or to visit their retail location see: www.scrap4arttoledo.org

 
 
 

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