Chris went up to the annual ScrapstoresUK conference last week. Quite apart from having a lovely time (which was nice) he also did some SWAPPING. He gave away a load of surplus Orinoco stock and came back with loads of lovely new scrap from the other scrapstores he met on the day. We’re still sorting through the lovely things he grabbed but most of the new stuff should be out on the shelves by opening time on Tuesday 05/11/13. Get it while it’s fresh! read more…
The Footprints project was designed to provide a way of looking at the effects all of us have on the planet by looking at footprints, real and metaphorical, through art and science.
We have produced a resource pack for teachers to provide support in building the core elements of the Footprints activities into their science, art and cross-curricular environmental education programmes.
Visit the Footprints Page to find out more.
We’ve got a whole load of special scrap in stock that’s perfect for Christmas. It’s going to be in the store from Tuesday November 5th.
We’ve got: tinsel, cardboard bobbins (perfect for making angels out of), shiny silver foil, shiny gold foil, shiny plastic of various colours and loads more.
Hurry on down before it’s all gone.
Orinoco Artist David Farrar is staging a pop-up exhibition for one night only on Friday December 6th (7pm-9pm) at the Coach House in Headington Quarry, Oxford. OX3 8NU. [Google map]
You can book a 2-hour scrap training session at Orinoco for just £95. Space and time to meet, learn about Orinoco and build some stuff. These are popular with students, teachers, play workers, youth workers, etc. They’re also great for team meetings. read more…
Lots of frightful and scary scrap in store ready for Halloween. Actually, it’s the usual scrap but we do a scary laugh when we sell it. We’ve got black fabric for costumes and making haunted houses, big boxes, cups for making scary creatures from, foam for printing with and much more. Come and get it before it’s all gone and we start getting ready for Christmas!
We’ve got some really rather fine black fabric in stock at the moment. It’s 2m wide on rolls of up to 60m. We’re selling it at 50p a metre and we’re happy to cut bits off. Perfect for haunted houses and Halloween costumes.
The BIG BOXES are back ladies and gentlemen. Get them while they’re hot!
These are fabulous for making playhouses with, or pirate ships, or sports cars, or… You can fit up to four average-sized 8-10 year-olds in one of these and they’re perfect for play. Scrapmaster Howie (6’2″ and not the slimmest Scrapmaster in the UK) can be seen in the photo demonstrating their size. The boxes cost 50p each (25p to members.)