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 larger...

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 card...

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 for...

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, a...

John Umekubo

Board Member John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles, and a consultant to schools in the areas of making, STEAM, and educational technology. An educator for the past 27 years, John is passionate about active, self-driven learning for children, with an emphasis on hands-on, creative making as...

Amy Bauer

Director of Operations Amy Bauer has been a powerhouse in arts administration since 2001. Amy worked at reDiscover from 2014 to 2021, starting as a teaching artist and rising to direct operations. She also served as community ombud, HR generalist and EEO officer. She is a professional member of SHRM and PIHRA. Additionally she conducted...

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