Drawers filled with pieces of fabric, ribbon, leather straps, buttons, bottle tops. Boxes filled with containers, bottles, plastic to go containers. A table situated with two hot glue guns. This is ReCreate.
If you are looking for something fun and cheap to do with your kids, you should visit ReCreate in Roseville. ReCreate is an art studio that stands for something: More Art, Less Waste. This art studio inspires intense creativity, because all you have is trash as your medium. Who would have thought that so much could be created by all those things we throw away?
We recently visited ReCreate with our daughter and created a monkey pencil holder out of trash.
For $6 an hour, you can create with your kids. While older kids may be able to independently navigate around the studio, most preschoolers will need a little help coming up with ideas and putting it all together. Check out their website for more information: http://www.recreate.org/
And if you can’t visit the art studio, consider saving some of your trash and inspiring your kids with this challenge: fill a bag with miscellaneous trash and ask them to create something with whatever is in the bag. This could be a group challenge or a competition between siblings (who can create the coolest trash art sculpture?).