More Art, Less Waste

More Art, Less Waste

Love to see your little ones put their creative brains to work and be artists? If so, you are doing more than just providing entertainment. A study by the National Endowment for the Arts looked at how the arts affect early childhood development. Findings included the positive impact of arts in developing social skills, such as helping, sharing, caring, and empathizing with others.
Planning and actually doing art projects for many parents can seem like a lot of mess, fuss, and not to mention a fair amount of waste on expensive supplies. ReCreate, a non-profit organization based in Roseville, found a better, environmentally friendly solution. ReCreate is committed to reducing waste in our community—and inspiring others to do the same—through art, education, and imagination. ReCreate collects safe, clean, unbelievably cool—but unwanted—items from local businesses. They successfully divert over 70 tons of material from landfills each year and converting it into art and education.
ReCreate is a great place to encourage creativity and promote environmental awareness. Their offerings include studio drop-in crafting and making, scheduled workshops, camps, and very popular birthday parties. In addition to the art studio, they also have an enormous art supplies warehouse that is open to the public. ReCreate’s art supply warehouse is a creative utopia! It is a place where knitters, crafters, teachers, costume-makers, scrap-bookers, and holiday-decoration enthusiasts can find an array of exciting goods (most are brand new) for their projects; all at thrift store pricing!
Proceeds from our studio and warehouse support our educational programs. ReCreate brings Waste Reduction education and art to over 10,000 students annually. The Reuse supplies also work very well for hands-on lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Those programs are brought directly to schools in the region, via ReCreate’s GeniusMobile program, working to spark the next generation to pursue advanced study in these fields. It is rare for ReCreate to spend a day out at a school without hearing students proclaim, “This is the best day ever!”
Save the date for FREE hands-on crafting fun with ReCreate at Big Spoon Yogurt. March 12 from 3-5 pm, kids can create an eco-art project, and when you purchase a frozen yogurt to enjoy, mention ReCreate, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to this great non-profit.
To learn more about ReCreate’s programs and hours, visit recreate.org.
More about the fun at Big Spoon Yogurt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigspoonroseville.

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