Monday, December 20, 2010

Skraptacular holiday gift making event

Anyone who attended the Skraptacular holiday gift-making workshop would know how much fun and a success it was. There was a large variety of crafts you could choose from. From sock monkey-making to making plastic bottle flowers, kids were delighted/thrilled to turn trash to treasure. The other crafts included book-making, collage, sewing, jewelry-making, ornament-making, sculpture collection boxes and many other fun crafts. Many people ended up making lots of things and this event was a great hit. The event made $1,400 and Muscota New School got partial money along with Skraptacular. This event took yet another step in our fight to become a greener planet and to save our beloved Earth.

Gabi Banda
Julie Rose Seager
Skraptacular interns

Monday, November 29, 2010

Eco-Gift-Making Workshop

This Sat. December 4th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
SKRAPTACULAR Eco-Gift-Making Workshop
At Muscota New School ( A train to Dyckman b/w Academy and 204th St.)
These ain't no ordinary crafts!
Home-made fun and Home-made cooking- Don't forget your mess kit!

Skraptacular News!

We are in this week's Manhattan Times News, We also made it into the Solar One News Letter.
Keep your fingers crossed for Amy Sedaris to choose the Skraptacular Christmas tree/mistletoe holder as the winner of her holiday craft contest.

See you at the Skraptacular Holiday Eco-Gift-Making Workshop!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Halloween For All

Sick of having to go and buy your costumes? This year you can go green with halloween. Maybe you want to give it a shot this year! Grab some junk laying around the house to turn into the best halloween masterpiece! Turn cardboard scraps into the most horrifying mask or take soda tabs and colorful caps and transform them into a glamorous necklace or bracelet. Not only are you going to have a fun and an amazingly interesting costume but at the same time you'll be saving the planet and your environment. Another idea is to take empty juice boxes, clean them and use the reverse side for body armor and a shield. Just pull out your glue gun and glue it together..... much greener than duck tape or aluminum foil. It's more important than you think. It takes a village to clean a village and halloween can be even more fun when you know your helping your world.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SKRAPTACULAR! will bring it back home to Washington Heights for the kick off of the 9th annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 9th at 12:30 with a SKRAPTACULAR! Parade reminding the Washington Heights community how they can do their part to make less garbage.

SKRAPTACULAR! Will take to the Harvest Festival stage with Skraptacular Rapatacular performing their rap and

The Girls in Action cheering about saving our environment.

Visit our SKRAPTACULAR! table and take a ride on the SKRAPTACULAR! Re-cycle

Skraptacular Takes 1st Place at Maker Faire!

Inwood-based not-for-profit draws attention to recycling through art

By: Tammy McKillip
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Photo By Tammy McKillip

Congratulations to Inwood mom blogger, photographer and enviro-artist, Michelle Del Guercio. Her recycling-based art booth won three blue "Editor's Choice" ribbons at this past weekend's World Maker Faire in Queens. The not-for-profit, which started five years ago to help raise money for the victims of Katrina, has maintained an active presence in Inwood and Washington Heights--teaching school children how to turn bits of garbage into works of art and encouraging neighborhood residents to volunteer for worthy causes and recycle, reuse and reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Visit SCRAPTACULAR at their Facebook page for more information on how your kids can turn trash into treasures, or check out her photography site to read her lastest blog.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Skraptacular at the Maker Faire


Creating something GREAT from nothing!

For Immediate Release

Contact Michelle Del Guercio (917) 699 8136

NEW YORK, September 22, 2010SKRAPTACULAR! a grassroots recycling organization which works with New York City schoolchildren to creatively reduce and reuse waste materials, will have a larger-than- life presence at the FIRST annual World Maker Faire at the N.Y. Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Queens.

September 25th and 26th.

SKRAPTACULAR! will be on hand educating Fair goers to rethink what they do with their waste. Northern Manhattan SKRAPTACULAR! crafty kids will take to the fairgrounds, encouraging and enticing World Maker Faire attendees how they can to do their part to make less garbage. A carnival of visual and performance arts, poetry and song will remind New Yorkers how to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink how to save our environment and reduce waste while having fun.

SKRAPTACULAR! will take the NPR "Rock-it-Science Stage" on Saturday, September 25th at 4:30, followed by a SKRAPTACULAR! Parade, open to all.

Visit our SKRAPTACULAR! booth to create joyous, “scrappy,” beautiful art made from found materials.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Best Maker Faire clip

Skraptacular will have a larger than life presence at the FIRST annual World Maker Faire at the Queens Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Queens September 25th and 26th.
Our main objective for being there will be to "make the Maker Faire garbage small". There will be Skraptacular groupies roving the faire grounds encouraging MF attendees to do their part. This will be achieved in a carnivalesque fashion through visual arts, performance arts , poetry and song.

Sat. 9/25 at 5 p.m. Skraptacular will take the NPR "Rock-it-Science Stage" followed by a Skraptacular Parade open to all.

Sunday 9/26 at 5 p.m. Skraptacular will join in the Bash the Trash Parade of musical instruments

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

See me at Maker Faire! Skraptacular will be apart of the first annual NY Maker Faire. They are expecting anywhere from 17,000- 78,000 visitors! Kind of scary.....What's the worst that could happen? - we run out of garbage to use! It's overwhelming to think of but I'm jumping in head first. It should be a blast. Already, we've met so many great creative people through the M.F. I'm also looking forward to this fall because, for the first time in Skraptacular history we have interns. I'm very excited to get started. First on our agenda is sign making, designing and fabricating collection stations for the Maker Faire and forming a Skraptacular chorus. Back in July, I started making the art to decorate the M.F. tent. In the next couple of days I will post pictures of the art. Sorry for the six week hiatus. Skraptacular wants to hear from you. If you would like to help collect items or help out in ANY way shape or form let us know. Mark it on your calendar September 25th and 26th at the Queens Hall Of Science.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Hudson Valley Skraptacular Debut

Details of the art....
Orange on orange
Transporting the hupa/ hammock

Packing up the show.

Wendy Bernfeld, our newest Skraptacular contributer. A huge thanks to you, Wendy for all the hours you sat on the ground criss-cross apple sauce cutting, attaching and creating with the kids, the setting-up the poster-making and just the overall fun.

Exploring through the meadow.