Back to School Cool!

Students are returning from summer vacations and teachers are working in their classrooms getting organized; its that time of year. SCRAP Humboldt is not only a great resource for students, but for teachers as well. With affordable and diverse materials, teachers can stock their classrooms without breaking the bank. With our Teacher Membership, teachers receive a 20% discount on materials all year long.

hart“SCRAP is my go-to source for classroom materials and inspiration. They have all sorts of high quality, quirky arty supplies for collaborative projects. Last year, my students adorned paper mache’ cell models with beads, buttons, and fabric from SCRAP. Our lab bins are full of other odds and ends from SCRAP: syringes (without needles!) for experimenting with air pressure, containers for starting seeds, and nature images for creating food webs. Get yourself over to SCRAP and get inspired! It’s great for you, your students, and your community!” – A local middle school teacher

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Classroom organization complete with custom made bags hung below desks. These bags were made from fabric samples.Back to School Poster

Art + Sustainability this weekend!

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North Coast Open Studios at SCRAP Humboldt!

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in the Creamery District

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in Arcata’s Creamery District

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

Local artist Malia Matsumoto will be facilitating a yarn-based workshop, where participants can aid in the creation of her future C street Sculpture in Eureka. Learn to make pom-poms, weave and wrap forms, and  hear about her previous yarn-based installation in the Creamery district. The installation of SCRAP Humboldt’s “yarn bomb” by local artist, Sierra Leash of Crafty Gigs, will be installed during that weekend as well.

11 Ways to Bring Creative Reuse to the Garden!

Make a windsock from plastic feed bagsImageImageImage

Don’t have a garden space? Make your own gardening containers! Image

Bicycle wheels make great fences or trellises
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Make a scoop for your chicken feed out of an old laundry detergent bottle
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Make your own farmer’s market bag
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Use an old car wheel to organize your hose
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Make your own garden art like this sculpture by Linda Wise
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Plastic bottles make great frost protectors for fragile starts
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Reuse those old shoes for fun/funky outdoor planters
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Yes, even urinals can be beautiful
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Pallets can be remade into handsome planters
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