Wood Scrap Turkey

Wood Scrap Turkey

Turkey Time is upon us all! Regardless of your food preferences around Thanksgiving, a turkey centerpiece is a great, festive way to add some fun flair to your celebration. Our own holiday centerpiece was made almost entirely from wood scraps?another great tinkering project to come make at reDiscover Center. The neck of the turkey...

Mylar Flowers

Mylar Flowers

Based on the traditional folded tissue or crepe paper method, this flower was made using donated Mylar sheeting (a factory overrun) and a pipe cleaner. Repurpose almost any kind of pliable sheeting to create decorative flowers for parties and celebrations. Cut and stack multiple pieces of rectangular shaped sheeting. ?The bigger the sheet, the...

Journal Sketchbook

Journal / Sketchbook

Repurpose paper scraps, fabric and yarn to create your own personal journal or sketchbook. All you need is some stationery, card stock or construction paper, fabric, yarn, a hole punch and scissors. Cut and stack multiple rectangular shaped sheets of paper. ??Used here are 8.5? x 11? pieces of stationary and one piece of...

Pantea Shakib

Pantea Shakib

Board President. Pantea is a passionate mom to three boys. The founder of Ask Panta, a strategic consultancy, she draws on 20 years experience analyzing and streamlining businesses for growth, including product development and national branding. When not tinkering with businesses, she loves to tinker and build with her husband and kids. One of...

Aaron Kramer

Aaron Kramer

Vice President. Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009 and joined the board in 2015. He has had art shows in the gallery space, exhibiting works of collage and sculptures that feature recycled and reclaimed materials. He had been the Senior lead instructor for the first two years of Tinkering School LA,...

Make A Mask

Make A Mask!

Create a spooky mask! Masks can be made with recycled materials like cardboard, egg cartons and bottle caps. And they look great! The mask pictured was inspired by the Sand Worm monster in the movie Beetlejuice. It?s ?skin? is made out of egg cartons. Its eyes are made out of jar lids, with beads...

Fun with Puppets

Fun With Puppets!

There are countless ways to make a puppet! One fun way with tinkering is using found objects to create a character. In the reDiscover Center warehouse there are several eye catching items; colorful electrical wire for hair, corks for ears, old washers for eyes, flexible metal tubing for legs, bottle caps for shirt buttons,...

Mari Brusseau

Mari Brusseau

Board Secretary. Mari is a Seattle native who began working at a young age in her family’s thriving cafe, bakery, and catering business. Mari was certain the creativity gene had skipped right past her and the business path would be her calling.  But after watching Gever Tulley’s popular TED Talk on "5 Dangerous Things...

Kim Ayres

Kim Ayers

Kim has been a lifelong crafter, and being a direct descendant of the inventor of the spring balance which revolutionized Swiss watchmaking history, has a penchant for making things from tiny objects. Her dedication towards recycling, reusing and recrafting lead her to join the Board in 2014 and because she can type fast, became...

Farrah Dodes

Farrah Dodes has been a member of reDiscover's board since 2018. She is the COO of Breakthrough Content. An expert in web management, communications, and design, Farrah brings an artistic sensibility and the precision of an expert project manager to reDiscover's governance.  She is active in her children's PTA in Beverly Hills and various...

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