Junior Girl Scout Workshops

(for fourth and fifth graders)

A field trip to The Scrap Box is a great way to introduce the concept of using resources wisely. Girls explore the 3Rs — reduce, reuse, and recycle — using our unique recycled materials.
The workshops are designed to fullfil part of a badge requirement. The activities are as open-ended as possible to allow all children the opportunity to express their own creativity.

Each workshop consists of 3 parts:

  • First, the Scrap Box presenter talks about our scrap materials, showing examples of what the product was that produced the scrap.
  • Second, the girls get some hands-on experience making their project, based on the try-it project chosen for that day. Girls are fully engaged in discovery, problem solving, and creativity; each girl’s masterpiece will be unique.
  • Third, the girls go shopping in the large bulk room, filling a bag to take home.
Each workshop lasts one and one-half hours. The cost is $6.00 per girl, with a minimum charge per workshop of $75.00. Small troops often invite siblings along. There is no charge for adults unless they want to participate in making the project and/or shopping.
Suggested Project Choices: select one from the list
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  1. ECO ACTION
    • Trashy Art: create a one-of-a-kind trash masterpiece.
  2. ART IN THE HOME
    • Accent on beauty: create a banner for your wall or bedroom door.
  3. ART IN 3-D
    • Negatives are Positives: include both negative and positive space in creating an abstract sculpture.
    • It’s Mobile: create a mobile or stabile (stationery sculpture).
    • Wire It: make a 3-D design with pipe cleaners and other objects.
  4. DRAWING AND PAINTING
    • In Shape: Make foam stamps to create your own holiday wrapping paper.
    • Colors and Shapes Mobile: create a collage using circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles.
  5. PRINTS AND GRAPHICS
    • Stamp Designs: make your own foam stamps to create unique prints on paper or fabric.
    • Stencil Fun: use our special transfer foil and stencils with our sticky-back paper.
  6. THEATER
    • Make a Mask: decide what character you will create a mask for.
  7. YARN AND FABRIC ARTS
    • Weave On: use colorful yarn and other materials to weave an interesting design using a cardboard loom.
  8. JEWELER
    • Make bracelets using colorful tubes and stick-on jewels that you create yourself with transfer foil.
    • Make a jewelry box by transforming a special container to create a fancy holder with buttons, lace, cut-out foam shapes, etc.
  9. TOYMAKER
    • Using unique Scrap Box materials, design your own finger or stick puppet, or a simple board game.
  10. YOUR OUTDOOR SURROUNDINGS
    • Learn about a whole lot of items that have been recycled by The Scrap Box. Then create something unique (upcycle) using these recycled materials.
Thanks for booking a workshop!
To guarantee a super time, please:

  • Send in your non-refundable deposit if required.
  • Let us know your project choice.
  • Make sure all drivers have good directions to The Scrap Box. You can download a map with the link in the sidebar on the left.
  • Call us with questions or significant changes in the number of participants.
    (734-994-0012)

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Please click here to download a map and driving directions, print, then give each workshop driver a map.

Or use the map below for driving directions from Google Maps:


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The Scrap Box, 581 State Circle, Ann Arbor MI 48108 734-994-0012