Create from junk

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

Buy | Hire | Donate


Customers can fill-a-bag for a donation ($7 members, $10 non-members). Larger bags will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Please note we do not have EFTPOS. CASH, cheque or bank transfer only please.

Don’t forget your REUSABLE BAG, as single-use plastic shopping bags are banned for all businesses.

We also have very affordable NEW art supplies and our low prices are discounted even further for our members.

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 to
Your Contact phone number:
Attention to:

Deposit money into 030830023144900 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.

Mystery bags – Have fun being creative
Available now Mystery bags packed full of goodies to create whatever your heart desires, $7.00 for members, $10.00 for non members.


Come in and have a look! We have a variety of  hire PROPS and play EQUIPMENT, including

large, colourful parachutes, tunnels, foam blocks, body soxs, infant & toddler steps, wiggly walkway, wave and steps, octagon creative blocks

Giraffe (paper mache), Fish (paper mache), Greekpillars, cloud, Popcorn containers x2, Rock structure/waterfall (painted polystyrene), snowman, Painted chairs, archway, Pirate theme props, Alice in Wonderland props.

Musical instruments: small and large tube x-phone, wooden box drum, wooden bells

As a member you are able to hire our EQUIPMENT and PROPS.

You may also wish to hire our WORKSHOP ROOM or upstairs room for a fun creative birthday or special event.


If you have any recyclable items you think we might be interested in, please get in touch with us via the contact page. You can drop them off directly to us or if you are in Christchurch one of our team can arrange to pick them up for you.

You can also support us by making a donation directly to 030830 0231449 00. A receipt will be issued if requested. Again, please get in touch via the contact page,

Or via our Givealittle page

Wish list

What can you donate to Creative Junk?  Non-toxic, clean & safe items like.… These are things you may have at home or know where we can get them.

Aluminum Cans,
Art Supplies
Baby food jars with lids,
Bangles & jewelry,
Bike tubes,
Bottle Caps- metal or plastic,
Brushes & rollers,
Bubble wrap,
Calendars, Candles,
Cards & Wrapping Paper,
Carpet & vinyl squares,
CDs/ floppy disks,
Christmas decorations,
Colourful & shiny materials
Cotton (Thread),
Cone from sewing cotton,
Corrugated cardboard & plastic
Fabric book samples,
Film canisters,
Flowers – Fake,
Formica samples,
Matchboxes (empty),
Milk bottle lids
Nuts, Bolts & Cogs
Piano parts,
Pop sticks,
Puzzle (including those with missing pieces)
Raw materials (eg pine cones),
Ribbon & bows,
Rubber bands
Tennis Balls,
Transfer letters & numbers,
Wallpaper – rolls & sample books,
Wine Corks,
Wire/chicken net

….if you are unsure give us a call 03 3794040.

Please note items must be clean and in safe reusable condition.