The Scrap Exchange’s Events by the Truckload —
a traveling creative arts program for community fairs and festivals, schools, businesses, summer camps, and other organizations.
An eco-friendly creative arts activity for all ages! Our Make-N-Take program brings an endless array of fascinating and unusual reclaimed materials to your event — including cones and tubes from textile mills, fabric samples from decorators, vinyl sticker paper from sign shops, and so much more. Folks of all ages will have a blast building whatever they can imagine out of the materials we provide! We include tools (scissors, tape, and staplers) for creating along with staff to manage set up, clean up, and all of the creativity in between.
Everyone leaves your event with a fantastic project of their own invention!
Creative percussion and music with upcycled instruments! Junk Jams is a percussion program that allows everyone at your event to play with sound. We bring an impressive array of 70+ instruments built from buckets, tubes, cans, pots, and other fantastic upcycled materials, along with trained facilitators. The program is designed so that anyone can participate — no musical experience necessary! Circles can run from 15 minutes to an hour, creating a lively atmosphere at your event.
Junk Jams is a great way to turn spectators into participants, making your event something attendees will remember for years to come!
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Transforming playtime with unusual materials. Playtime helps kids build friendships, develop skills, and engage their imaginations. Our Build It! program fosters inventive free-play with a collection of “loose parts” that transforms any area – a classroom, field, or even a parking lot – into a fantastical world of play.
You’ll be amazed at the creative ways children engage with our materials and with each other!
Take Apart Station
Tinkering fun and education through e-waste. This portable kit contains old electronics and appliances to dismantle the appliances and harvest parts. You’ll find circuit boards, typewriters, keyboards, buttons and other interesting gizmos and gadgets. Take them home or leave them for us! Kids and adults can see the many components needed to operate electronics and no need to put it back together. We provide all electronics and appliances, as well as tools and safety glasses.
Due to availability of materials advanced registration is recommended for this program.
Prices vary on number of participants, travel time and length of event. Please contact Anna Graves, Outreach and Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-213-1278 for a quote.
If you are interested in booking a program with us, you may send your information to us through our online form. Please submit the form a minimum of two weeks before your requested event date. (If your time frame is shorter than two weeks, please call our office directly.)
Also note that completing this form does not make a reservation. We make every effort to respond to your inquiry within 3 business days. A deposit and signed contract are required to secure the date, and the remaining balance is due on the day of the program.
Contact Anna Graves, Outreach and Education Manager, at education[at]scrapexchange.org or 919-213-1278 with questions or last-minute bookings.
Need more guidance? Any of our Events by the Truckload programs can be scaled to meet your needs. We supply materials and trained staff to integrate your curriculum or program goals into a fun, hands-on creative arts experience. Our workshop leaders help children transform clean, re-useable industrial discards into inventions for science, hats and costumes for plays, games and toys, and much more. We can serve up to 30 participants at once, but consecutive 45 minute to 1 hour groups can be arranged to accommodate more.
$130 per hour with a 1.5 hour minimum, up to 30 children per group.
Corporate Teambuilding Programs
Want to refresh your work group or get your team’s creative juices flowing? We can bring our famous creative reuse programming to you! Participants will work collaboratively to design and build a thematic art project using our fun, colorful, and unique materials. At the same time, they’ll enhance their collective creativity and problem solving skills.
Here are examples of programming we can provide:
New Company Banner
Participants design a team, department, or company banner using the unique supplies provided. Each banner element should communicate their purpose, values, audience, and work culture. Smaller groups collaborate on particular components, and then all pieces merge for the final product.
Engage your colleagues to change the world through community service and civic engagement. We offer service projects as an auxiliary activity to the creative team building program. Your team can engage with one another as they support our organization’s mission. We are grateful for the support of many volunteers to process materials and organize our facility.
Make it your own
Let our staff can design a program specifically for the needs of your organization. An additional consulting fee may apply. Call us for more information and a quote.
$50.00 per person for a 2 hour program, 40 person maximum. Off-site programs more than 20 miles from our location may require additional fees for mileage, travel allowance, and/or accommodations.
The Scrap Exchange is proud to be a member of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events.