Create from junk

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

Closed over Christmas

We will be closed over Christmas

from

Thursday 21 December 2017 @ 3.00 pm

reopening

Wednesday 10 January 2018 @ 11.00 am

 

Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2018

Christine, Sharon and the Creative Junk Volunteers

Shop Assistant Addington

Assist with the retail operation of Creative Junk. Sales, operate a till & cash handling. Have an interest in Arts & Crafts and recycling. We require a minimum commitment to a 3 hour shift weekly/fortnightly for 6 months, on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 11 am-2 pm or 2-5 pm or Saturday 11 am-1 pm.

We are looking for volunteers to work at Creative Junk helping our customers during their visits and ensuring an attractive, functional and safe workplace. Greeting and serving customers, answer any queries they may have. Have an interest in recycling and some Art & Crafts skills would be an advantage.

You would be required to cash handle and use our cash register.

Not everything will be put back in its rightful place, so help with keeping the shop clean and tidy. As well as tidying up, you’ll be restocking goods and ensuring they’re attractively displayed.

When new materials come in, assist with the deliveries.

Skills Required

Have cash handling and some Admin skills, with an interest in Art & Crafts and recycling. A reasonable standard of fitness and excellent communication skills are required.

Benefits / Rewards

Meeting and working with people who are creative and care about recycling

 

OFFICE SPACE TO LEASE Addington

We have Office space to lease, Addington

ground floor office/showroom space of 23.35m²

and/or

upstairs office space of 65.15m²

with a shared space upstairs for meetings and tea/coffee making facilities

at 25 Disraeli St, Addington

 

Currently the vinyl area upstairs is seen as a common area for all leasing and sub-leasing the premises as this will allow for an area for tea/coffee making facilities as well as an area for meetings to take place.

For more information please contact Christine or Sharon 3794040 or email sharon@creativejunk.org.nz

updates

  • Please note: Cash or Cheque. Only NO EFTPOS

Please contact us to arrange

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

Email: info@creativejunk.org.nz

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

Paints

TEMPERA 500 ml

members

$6.90

non

$8.50

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

HIRE EQUIPMENT – Members Only

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.

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.

Sponsorship

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.

 

oct-p3

Workshops October 2017 School Holidays

RECYCLE, REUSE, RETHINK

using CREATIVE JUNK Materials

25 Disraeli St, Addington

 

Come along and have a fun workshop making your own junk head

      Week 1,  Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 October

      Week 2, Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 October

      10:00 am-12:00 noon or 1:30 pm-3:30 pm each day

Age Group: 6 to 13yrs

Cost: Members $15.00 per workshop, non-members $20.00 per workshop

Caregiver Optional, Free.

Limited to 12 per workshop.

Come and let your imagination run wild in our warehouse of recycled materials

For more information and bookings Contact Christine at Creative Junk Ph: 379 4040

e.mail: info@creativejunk.org.nz

Make your own sensory bag in five easy steps

sensory bag finished

We’ve just got these fabulous water bladders into stock, they’re great to make these easy sensory bags which are ideal for using in your early childhood centre for youngsters to potter about with watching how the water and objects react to their touch.

 

 

sensory bag

Follow these five easy steps to make your own

  1. Get a bladder
  2. Collect a  variety of waterproof items (Don’t use sharp stuff or things too large for opening)
  3. Pop all in bag
  4. Fill with bag with about 5 litre of water
  5. Add a couple of drops of bleach to water and seal with lid (Check lid on tight)

As well as sensory bags, there are other easy projects, such as a treasure hunt with bean bag beads. See our other post coming soon.

wearable art

Wearable art

 

Each year we provide an amazing array of unusual and original items for many of Christchurch primary and secondary schools annual wearable art projects.

Not only do we 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 childrens 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

munchkins
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.

silver, silver everywhere

We currently have a large stock of amazing shiny silver film.

If your children have a school dance/disco coming up then this is for you. You can make it into streamers, pom poms and as an awesome entrance curtain. Children love it and with some lighting effects it will be sure to take your disco from just a school disco to one of your childrens most memorable school events.

It is also perfect for those robot and space obsessed children that love making anything to do with sci-fi. We also have one sided silver card for projects that need a bit more structure.

Don’t wait as stocks are limited.