Create from junk

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

Christmas opening hours

Our last day open before Christmas is Saturday 20 December.

Santa’s elves will be busy pushing out the last  few bits of Christmas craft supplies between 11:00 and 1:00, come and join us, bring your own mince pies.

We are reopening on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 11.00 am

All the staff, committee and friends at Creative Junk wish you and your loved ones a happy Christmas and a fabulous new year.

Thank for your support over the last twelve months.

We all look forward to seeing you next year.

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 to 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

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.