Each Wednesday morning during the NCMS club schedule, the Upcycle Club meets in the media center. Upcycle Club members take items normally meant for the trash or recycling bin and turn them in to treasures. These students choose projects based on interest and the materials available in the Media Center Makerspace. Our Makerspace includes a wide variety of materials that have donated by staff, parents, and community members to be repurposed by students. It also includes many materials purchased with an Innovative Grant to embellish and decorate their creations! We have seen duct tape turned into a pencil pouch, soup cans turned into storage, and toilet paper rolls turned into wall art!
If you are interested in supporting our Upcycle Club and Makerspace, here are some of the immediate needs we have for some ongoing projects:
* Glass jars (any size — pickles, jelly, etc)
* Colored tissue paper (can be scraps)
* Socks (any size or color… just clean if you please 🙂
* Crochet/knitting needles
* Yarn (even just leftovers!)
* Fabric scraps
* Scrapbooking scraps
* Egg cartons — foam or cardboard
* Beads – plastic, wooden, or glass
If you have questions about the Upcycle Club or would like to make a donation, please contact Amanda McRary, Media Specialist, at email@example.com.