Make Cardboard Planes with Slot Construction

This project was inspired by The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee, written by Julie Leung @jleungbooks  and illustrated by Julie Kwon @kwon__julie. This book tells the story of an Asian American pilot named Hazel Ying Lee who overcame racial prejudice and gender discrimination to do what she loved most: to fly. Hazel Ying Lee...

Make Paper Sculptures

This project was inspired by A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa, written and illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino. A Life Made by Hand is a book following the life of Bay Area Artist and Arts Ed Activist, Ruth Asawa. With beautiful, handmade imagery, we can immerse ourselves in Asawa’s mind and the...

Boxitecture Design

This project was inspired by Boxitects, written and illustrated by Kim Smith. Boxitects is a picture book about a young brilliant Boxitect named Meg who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes, with a twist: learning to work with others. In this activity, we will be creating from this prompt inspired by the book:...

Open House 2022

Join us for an Open House at reDiscover Center Thursday, January 20! We're opening our doors to you this coming Thursday for an Open House! Meet the staff of reDiscover Center and connect with a community of artistic, sustainable, creative educators, youth, and families. Everyone gets a free Materials Kit! Browse in our library of...

Create a Wind Turbine Tower

Use upcycled materials to create a wind turbine tower! This project was inspired by “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," the story of how a boy named William Kamkwamba came together with his friends to create windmills that harnessed energy for his village in Malawi. William tinkered with junk collected from a junkyard and some...

Make Wild Animal/Safari Finger Puppets

Use upcycled materials to create finger puppets and tell a story! This project was inspired by Zonia's Rain Forest, written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Zonia’s Rain Forest is the story of an Asháninka girl named Zonia who lives in the Amazon Rainforests of Peru. We follow her adventures through the forest as she encounters...

Shopping Appointments

Saturday and Sunday, by reservation only Appointments are available every 15 minutes between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Get tools and materials for imaginative making! reDiscover has carefully selected the best making and crafting tools. Fill a bag with creatively reused materials for just $1 per pound! We're always getting interesting materials in the Creative...

Donate to our #GivingTuesday Campaign!

Raffle Drawing on the evening of Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 #GivingTuesday is the biggest global, online giving event of the year, and it is all about giving back, and reDiscover wants to give back to you! Everyone who donates in November will receive a special edition Holidays 2021 Upcycling Crafts Activity Guide PDF. Donations of $20 and above...

Make Stenopeic Glasses

We’ve created an activity guide on making stenopeic glasses out of recycled materials! This project was inspired by Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight, written by Michelle Lord, and illustrated by Alleanna Harris. Patricia’s Vision is the story of the brave Dr. Patricia Bath, an African-American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian and academic who dedicated her...

Make a National Kite

Let's have an International Kite Festival at home! We’ve created an activity guide on making a kite from recycled materials! This project was inspired by Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying, written by Chitra Soundar, and illustrated by Kanika Nair. Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying by #ChitraSoundar captures the vibrant Indian International Kite Festival. The colorful illustration is...

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