You really need to have an open mind and look at thinks from a different point of view as to a non creative person a scrap store looks like a pile of rubbish, scraps of material, paper, boxes, tubes and carpet tiles! This particular store also had some odd toys people had donated, I saw some bits that would be perfect for the AJ's to use with play doh to make people or monsters, and lots of old stencils that would be perfect for painting. I also found a roll up keyboard that I though would be perfect for office role play.
I also picked up some bubble wrap to experiment with bubble wrap painting and lots of cellophane sheets to create stained glass pictures. as well as corrugated card and furs. I picked up a huge amount of stuff all for £2 for two carrier bags (plus a membership fee of £5!) There is no way I would have been able to get what I got for that price on the high street.
Unfortunately I didn't manage to use any of it today, as it was lunch and nap time when we got back, then off to granny and grandads so Arthur could go for a walk with grandad and Benson the dog. But tomorrow should be fun.
Plymouth Play Association Scrapstore
|Stencils, pebbles and legs!|
|Papers and furs!|