We need your random stuff!
Updated: Aug 25, 2022
August 2022 Update: We have so much random stuff now - thank you! Spitfire is about to move into a new office, so we are no longer in need of random stuff. Please consider donating your items to UpCycle!
I'm not even sure what to call it, but we need it! Do you live in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area? We need your toilet paper rolls, your random assortments of rubber bands, your buttons that you hang onto but never seem to use... We can use them!
This fall, we're doing a creativity unit -- focusing on what experts refer to as "small c" creativity -- that encourages outside-the-box thinking, and we'll be using an assortment of found household objects for our creativity kits. No two kits will be the same, so don't overthink whether your items might be useful. You'd be surprised what kids can do with this stuff!
Here's a list of the types of things we could use:
toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls
broken toys - especially wheel-like things!
school glue (I have a lifetime supply of glue sticks)
coffee cans and similarly-shaped cans
tempera paint and/or watercolor paint
string, yarn, and wire
duct tape and painters tape
sidewalk or school chalk
sequins, glitter and other shiny things
You can put your small "c" creativity to use and drop off things that aren't on our list, as well! Just make sure that items don't have any food or other residue in them...