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Get crafty at home with kits, classes from Scrap Exchange

Posted February 18, 2021 7:27 p.m. EST
Updated February 22, 2021 9:52 a.m. EST

The Durham nonprofit offers this space for people to create.

— If you're looking for something new to do with your kids at home as this pandemic drags on, I wanted to direct you over to the Scrap Exchange, which is offering some online activities and creative packs for kids.

For the uninitiated, the Scrap Exchange is a fantastic Durham nonprofit that promotes creativity and environmental awareness through reuse. In the before COVID times, my kid and I liked to just wander around its store and find all kinds of treasures — from fabric squares and sheets of stickers to random items that companies use for industrial processes.

The Scrap Exchange is currently selling bundles of all kinds of items that kids and families at home can use to get creative.

They include $10 craft crates for grade schoolers and middle schoolers, which come with several crafts and instructions.

If your kids have tired of the coloring and activity books that you have on hand, check out the Scrap Exchange's creativity bundles for $10.

They also have Take N' Make Bags for $5 each. You'll get an assortment of items to get creative on your own.

I definitely recommend exploring it's online store to see what other treasures you might find if you're into crafting.

The Scrap Exchange also has some virtual classes coming up. These aren't designed for kids, specifically, but might be fun to do together with a kid. They include beginner card making, sweater repair and beginning sewing.

If you're up for going inside, the Scrap Exchange's Reuse Arts Center and thrift store also are both open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. They are at the Lakewood Shopping Center in Durham at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd.