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Featured Scrapstore

A little insight into the wonderful world of scrapstores and the qualities that make each one unique and special.

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Easter Blog


As Easter fast approaches, you may be looking for fun ideas to create and craft Easter items with your children during the Easter school holidays. Below are 12 fun activities you can do with children of all ages.

Easter Blog picture table

Activity 1

How to blow out eggs for decoration to be used in other activities in our Easter blog.

Keep egg cartons for use in another activity in this blog.

Activity 2

Hen bag for Easter egg hunt/decorated eggs.

Activity 3

Here are 20 different ways to dye or decorate your blown eggs.

Activity 4

Novelty springy toilet paper roll bunnies.

Activity 5

How to make a weaved Easter basket made from cardboard boxes. Any excess cardboard from these can be used in other activities in this blog.

Activity 6

Egg carton hatching chicks.

Activity 7

Quick and easy toilet paper roll bunnies.

Activity 8

Cute Easter bunny bookmarks. Do you love reading, then you’ll love these.

Activity 9

Blown eggs dyed with old silk ties. A novel and unique way to make use of old silk ties.

Activity 10

Rocking Easter chicks made from a plastic milk carton.

Activity 11

Cardboard eggs made using decorated cardboard and twine which is all biodegradeable, so if they do not all get found no harm will come to any wildlife. Handy to hide for a treasure hunt and collect in your Easter bags/baskets to swap for Easter treats after the hunt.

Activity 12

Easter bunny and chick mask templates which can be printed out on plain or coloured paper and then decorated using crayons, felts or paint.


The Reuseful UK team wish you a happy Easter.

Please note that the Reuseful UK office will be closed over the Easter weekend including the Bank Holidays (3rd-6th April 2015)

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Well what a busy week we've had...!!

Reuseful UK at short notice were invited to the resource event at The ExCel in London from 3 - 5th March 2015. A LOT of preparation in a short space of time...! 

We needed to resource and create an exhibition stand to make the most of this great opportunity to show the business community what we have to offer.

Resource is the largest free to attend circular economy event with 11,000 people attendeding to view and listen to 90 exhibitors, and 120 speakers, including businesses such as Marks and Spencer, Barratt Homes, Jaguar Land Rover. As well as policy and decision makers such as Laura Sandys, MP for South Thanet, and Josefina Lindblam, the Policy Officer for the European Commission and of course our two trustees Karen Cannard - The Rubbish Diet  and Gilli Hobbs - BRE.

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Percy's Festival of Thrift Adventure

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This blog comes courtesy of Percy Middlesborough. They also have Facebook and Twitter.

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The bubble bike

Last year we were invited to the first "Festival of Thrift" at Darlington. No-one knew what to expect.

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New Scrapstore In Sheffield Opens It's Doors

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Our guest blogger is Yanina Koszalinski who is the scrapstore co-ordinator for Sheffield Out of School Network

 In February, we opened our new Scrapstore at Edmund Road Business Centre. The scrapstore collects suitable waste materials donated by local businesses and manufacturers which then makes it available to individuals, groups and organisations that work with children and young people, diverting waste that would have gone to landfill or incineration to be reused for children’s play and creative activities



On Wednesday 4th June 2014 we joined scrapstores around the country to “open our doors” as part of Greek Week to raise awareness of who and what scrapstores are all about.  Throughout the day over 90 visitors from community groups, schools and businesses that have donated materials, came along to meet our staff and volunteers and see the wide variety of materials we have in the scrapstore and how they are used for children’s play and creative activities.  There was also an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes in our warehouse, where we store larger items and resources used in Scrapstore PlayPods™ based inschools across South Yorkshire and further afield.


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