Create from junk

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

Santa Parade & Christmas Hours

Santa Parades

We are looking for Adults and children for New Brighton Santa Parades. If you are interested, please contact the centre to register and organise costumes. Santa Parade costumes will be held/picked up from 2pm-5pm on

  • Saturday 14th December @ 10.30 am, New Brighton Santa Parade, please be there at least 30 minutes before the parade begins
  • Please have your child feed and toileted in costume ready to go, and faces painted if required
  • Name drink bottle and in a plastic bag change of clothes so costume can be returned
  • More information to follow – Phone Christine 3794040 or 021 159 7299 on the day

Christmas Hours

  • Closed from Saturday 21 December 2019 @ 1.00pm
  • Reopen reduced open hours for the week of Wednesday 8 January 2020,
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, Saturday 11am-1pm
  • Normal hours resume from Wednesday 15 January 2020,
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm, Saturday 11am-1pm

Creative Junk Fun Day

Saturday 15 February 2020 10am – 2pm

Further information will be posted on our Website and Facebook page


Community space upstairs at 25 Disraeli St, Addington

*providing sewing machines, tools, and resources

for you

*to create, upcycle and/or repair goods using waste materials.

OPEN: Wednesday to Friday 11am to 4pm  or by arrangement

COST: $5.00 per person per hour, plus materials


Spare Part Boxes for sale – 
Wanting to refresh your resources. We call them spare part boxes. A banana box full of junk for you 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 (courier costs). 
North Island – $45 South Island – $40 Rural an extra $5.
Details for ordering, email orders to
Your Contact phone number:
Attention to:

Deposit money into 030830 0231449 00 with reference school/ECE/name.

Orders will be sent within 14 days of receipt of payment, you can order any time. More information contact Christine at Creative Junk or PM Tara on learning through play facebook page.

Gift Vouchers


Purchase a Creative Junk voucher

$14.00 – 2 bags of junk members

$20.00 – 2 bags of junk non-members

$27.00 – Family membership plus 1 bag of Junk

Available at Creative Junk


  • 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.