Create from junk

We've got lots of great ideas to rethink, re-use and recycle. Drop in soon.


Spare Part Boxes for sale – 
Wanting to refresh your learning community for Term 2? Creative Junk is a not-for-profit organisation in Christchurch, re-using, re-purposing junk from around the city. We call them spare part boxes. A banana box full of junk for your learners to get creative with. Make requests if you have a special project you require certain types of junk for or just get a general purpose box. 
Prices have gone up (courier costs). 
North Island – $45 South Island – $40 Rural an extra $4.
Details for ordering.
Orders to
Your Contact phone number:
Attention to:

Deposit money into 030830023144900 with reference school/ECE/name.

Orders by Week 2 of holidays so we can courier it to you prior to Term 2 beginning. However, you can order any time.

More information PM Tara on learning through play or Christine on Creative Junks facebook page.

Workshops April School Holidays

Workshops for children between the ages of 6 to 12 at 25 Disraeli St

Come and get creative using recycled materials and make a Bath Fizz Ball

Week 1

Tuesday       16 April,  10.00-12.00 noon OR 1.00-3.00 pm

Wednesday 17 April, 10.00-12.00 noon OR 1.00-3.00 pm

Thursday     18 April,  10.00-12.00 noon OR 1.00-3.00 pm

Week 2

Wednesday  24 April, 10.00-12.00 noon OR 1.00-3.00 pm

Friday            26 April, 10.00-12.00 noon OR 1.00-3.00 pm

Cost: member $10.00 per child per workshop

non member $15.00 per child per workshop

If you are interested, please let us know as bookings are limited,
payment is required with booking
ph: 379 4040 or email

Gift Vouchers


Purchase a Creative Junk voucher

$10.00 – 2 bags of junk members

$16.00 – 2 bags of junk non-members

$25.00 – Family membership plus 1 bag of Junk

Available at Creative Junk

Space available IMMEDIATELY in Addington

Flexible and low maintenance


  • Co-working space
  • Meetings/interviews
  • Community space
  • Artist/creative workshop
  • Retail or display space

Distinctive Street Art entranceway. Heat pump. Off-street parking. Internet.

  1. Ground floor – office/showroom/meeting space. Street front windows – 23.35m2
  2. First floor – office, board/meeting room (approx. 15 people) and open plan space plus kitchenette – 65.15m2

Available for casual, short-term or long-term rentals.

Rental terms are negotiable.

For more information contact:

Sharon or Christine on 03 3794040


  • Please note: Cash, internet transfer or Cheque Only. NO EFTPOS

Please contact us to arrange

  • A group visit outside these hours
  • Workshop or birthday party


Car parking is available in front of our building and across the road, Across the road is in the empty section in front of Number 26, so go up driveway opposite our building and there are 6 parking spaces (marked with yellow paint) in middle which can be used while visiting CREATIVE JUNK

New Art Supplies for sale


TEMPERA 500 ml





TEMPERA 2 litres $15.00 $18.50
ACRYLIC 500 ml $9.00 $11.00
ACRYLIC 2 litres $26.60 $32.80
FLOURESCENT 500ml $10.60 $13.10
SCHOOL PVA 2 litres $13.40 $16.50
HIGH GRADE PVA 2 litres $24.70 $30.40
  • Variety of Steam Punk embellishments
  • Clock mechanisms


Props, Earth Balls, Blocks, Toddler Steps, Tunnels, Body Socks, Parachutes, Musical Instruments & more.

Many thanks, we have recently received Grants from

  • Rata Foundation
  • COGS
  • Lions Foundation
  • CERT
  • Pub Charity
  • Creative Communities
  • Southern Trust

Also to our suppliers, without them we would not be here. So thank you for the wonderful support. We appreciate the great drop offs that come in.


Have you considered becoming a donor or sponsor to our very worthy organisation?

We welcome donations. If for any reason you wish to remain anonymous we would of course respect your wishes. All donations made to us are tax deductible as we are a registered charity.

Creative Junk welcomes new members and opportunities to be involved with the community and to continue generating awareness about creative means of utilizing resources that would otherwise become landfill.



wearable art

Wearable art


We provide an amazing array of unusual and original items for many of primary and secondary schools annual wearable art projects.

We can help with the selection of goods to use,. Our staff and volunteers will help brainstorm with you and your children to develop ideas on how to realise your dream costume and make it a reality.

We are always happy to help as much as we can, just ask us.

tried and tested projects

Over the years we have become well known for our presence at some of the mainstay events that happen annually in Christchurch.

Each year we take part in the winter holiday Kidsfest program. This has always been very popular and often requires early bookings. One of our most memorable events was in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council when we did wearable art with the children and the council held a catwalk and ball in the large snow dome at the park, where the children got to proudly show off their amazing creations.

We are also a popular participant in the Childrens Day festivities. We really enjoy having the parents and children come along and see what they can make out of the materials we provide. This is always fun not just for the kids either! It is very rewarding for us to see the collaboration between families when there are no boundaries on their creativity.

At the end of each year we have a float in the December Santa Parade. We have always had a good turn out for this. We can provide some costumes but really encourage families to come in and get supplies to make their own unique costumes. We love to decorate bikes and scooters too. We have no number limits on this event. The more the merrier. At this time of year we love to remind Christchurch residents to live life to the full and live creatively.