Reuse mART
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Holiday Reuse mART! Remaining items will be on sale in our studio while supplies last. For info, please contact us at 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

 

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Saturday, December 3, 8:30 am – 12 pm

Join us this holiday season as we combine imagination and sustainability! We’ll provide fun activities, upcycled gifts and ideas on how to cut down on waste for the holidays.

Stop by the Reuse mART to:

  • Shop our adorable “trash to treasure” kits (princess kits! wizard kits! space kits! superhero kits! crown & wand kits!)
  • Purchase oh-so-useful gift tags and wrapping paper
  • Use our eco-friendly gift wrap station
  • Make an all natural coconut coffee body scrub with our friends from Kōkua Hawai`i  Foundation
  • Design your own ornaments and wrapping paper
  • Shop our stylish stationery sets for adults and keiki
  • Get some Art Explorium swag including t-shirts, aprons, and gift certificates for the keiki on your list
  • Learn more about reducing holiday and everyday waste
  • Bring your own mug or borrow one of ours to enjoy a tasty holiday beverage
  • Questions? Contact us at 312-4316 or info@artexplorium.org.

 

Trash to Treasure Kits

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Cut down on waste and help support our children’s art programs by purchasing one of our fun DIY kits. All kits are made from donated materials and assembled by our amazing volunteers. Below are some of the kits you might find in our studio. Please keep in mind that no two kits are exactly  alike, and that’s what makes them special! Take your kit home and make art that’s as unique as you are. And don’t be afraid to add other recycled materials that you  find around the house.

Princess Kits 
Our volunteers have been busy bottling storybook magic in these enchanted kits! Each kit includes materials to make up to two wands and four princess figures.

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Wizard Kits 
Mix up some magic with one of these spellbinding kits! Each kit includes materials to make up to two wands and four wizard figures.

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Space Kits 

Let your imagination carry you through space and time with one of these stellar kits! Each kit includes materials to make one wrist cuff and up to four space figures.

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Superhero Kits 
Play the hero with one of these super cool kits. Each kit includes materials to make one wrist cuff and up to four superhero figures.

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Crown & Wand Kits 
Feeling fancy? Then why not flaunt it with a one-of-a-kind headpiece and matching wand! Each kit includes materials to make two crowns and one large wand.

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Stationery and Gift Wrap

Stationery Sets
Each set includes six hand-cut cards and envelopes, as well as an assortment of decorations. Perfect for adding a fun and unique touch to any message!

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Handmade Wrapping Paper
We’ve turned leftover paper from print and media companies into adorable wrapping paper!

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Gift Tags
Instead of purchasing brand new store-bought tags, why not pick up a bag of our hand-cut tags made from leftover scrapbook paper?

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Gift Wrap Station

Stop by during open studio now through December 23rd to use our eco-friendly gift wrap station. All of our supplies are recycled and/or have been donated by people who can’t use them anymore. Use our stuff to cut down on your holiday waste and holiday stress. Suggested donation  is ¢25 per gift but not required. We welcome everyone to join us in making the holidays merry and green~

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Resources on Reducing Holiday Waste

12 Days to a Green Holiday Bookmark (Kokua Hawaii Foundation)
Green Holiday Educator Guide (Kokua Hawaii Foundation)
Green Holiday Educator Guide Vol. 2 (Kokua Hawaii Foundation)
Simplify the Holidays  (Center for a New American Dream)
Green Your Holidays (American Museum of Natural History)
The Most Wasteful Time of Year Infographic (Center for Biological Diversity)
Plastic-Free Shopping Guide (The 5 Gyres Institute)

 

Donating to Art Explorium

Mahalo for your support! The Reuse mART and other Art Explorium programs are made possible by your generous contributions. Before donating recycled materials to us, please take a moment to look over the kinds of items we can and can’t accept. Please also note that we can we can only accept product donations during studio hours. For more info, contact us at 312-4316.

Things We Can and Can’t Use
Guide to Donating Materials
Financial Contributions