Youth Programming


Birthday parties in our Make N Take room are led by a trained staff member and include an art-making activity or creative open-ended play. Partygoers make a project to take home, as well as collect a goodie bag of Scrap materials! Choose from our popular themes below or ask about creating a custom party theme with available materials:

  • Make N Take — an eco-friendly creative arts activity. Participants use our fascinating collection of materials to create anything they can imagine. We provide materials along with scissors, tape and staplers to create with. Creativity and imaginations are unleashed as students make rocket ships, costumes, robots, sculptures, and more. Participants keep whatever they make. This program is best for ages 5+.
  • Art Parties for Teens (ages 12+). Create a memorable event by hosting an art party in our Design Center for your next birthday, graduation, book club, or just for fun! Our trained party leader will provide a quick training on necessary tools and guide your guests in creating a project of your choice using our vast selection of reuse materials! Our professional tools include sewing machines & sergers, die-cut machines, button makers and a hot t-shirt press.

Party Pricing:

1.5 hours for $185
2 hours for $215
*Includes up to 12 participants ($5 per additional participant, up to a maximum of 20), a take-home goodie bag of Scrap materials for each participant, and low-waste Reuse Party Ware (plates, cups, forks, spoons) for refreshments that you bring.

$30 non-refundable deposit due after party confirmation

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Add a Birthday Brick on our Yellow Brick Road!

For an additional $75 (total cost $260 for a 1.5 hour party; $290 for a 2-hour party), you can celebrate your child’s big day and support creative reuse by purchasing a personalized brick on the Yellow Brick Road that encircles our campus. A brick gives your child a permanent reminder of their time spent at The Scrap Exchange, and the funding supports improvements and additions to The Scrap Exchange’s facility and campus.

$100 donation for a small sized brick on our Yellow Brick Road

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Drop-in Open Studio is offered in our Make N Take Room. Individual and families can use the Make N Take room anytime during store hours when group programming is not taking place. Participants make anything they want using the materials in the space, and take home what they make. Our Make-N-Take room is always stocked with a unique array of materials as well as scissors, tape, and staplers with which to create.

Drop-in rates:

Enjoy 1.5 hours for $5 per participant


Please call ahead and make sure the room is available at (919) 401-0553 before arriving, as group program bookings are frequently added and/or changing.


We regularly offer creative classes in our Design Center. For $10 per hour of instruction, our experienced teachers share their creative knowledge. Our creative classes are focused on teaching participants skills and how to creatively reuse materials. It is a great way to engage children in creative reuse! Check out our list of upcoming classes here:

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