Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn.
Arts & Scraps recycles 28 tons of industrial scraps to help 275,000 children annually think, create and learn. Programs at Arts & Scraps include a public store, 6 interactive stations for adults and children together to play, learn and make stuff; open T, Th 11-6, S 11-4. Custom group field trips and birthday include shopping. In Metro Detroit, customized workshops for all ages using recycled materials for hands-on learning can feature the ScrapMobile, a 26’ bus, for shopping. Family activities at public and private events involve all ages. Products include individual and group learning packs, publications and a DVD. There are volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, corporate and youth groups.
– Schools and nonprofits fill a bag for $6; bag for individuals, families and for profit is $7
– Half bags are available
– Stuff a bag–over 300 items
– Staff is available for help with project ideas
– Everything rotates; get all you need in one visit–it may not be there next time!
– Groups contact us or call 313-640-4411 x 4 for off-hours shopping trips
– An 11′ x 11′ room of rotating fabric–tapestries, cottons, retro and much more
– New fabrics added from individuals, designers and the store Express
– Love fabric? This room is maintained by volunteers. Get the good stuff first.
Open to the public Tues., Thurs. 11-6, Sat. 11-4, also included in field trip or birthday party.
For a 3 minute audio tour of Scrap Junction, visit the Detroit Public Radio (WDET) STAR program to hear an interview w/Peg Upmeyer, Director.
Adults and children play, make stuff and learn together in 6 interactive stations. Cost is $3 per person or get a Museum Adventure Pass from your library for 4 to visit free of charge.
Small parts are involved, so children should be old enough not to swallow them. Depending on the age of the children, people usually stay anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 hours; some more, some less. Come enjoy enjoy a delightful interactive afternoon with your children.
Inclined Plane Wall
Use wood pegs to mount gutter scraps, plumbing joints and a dryer vent to pegboard. Create inclined planes and screws to roll tennis balls on paths. You can race two paths or see if you can get enough speed to launch a ball going uphill. Learn about simple machines and variations of inclined planes. And much more…