Mother's Day Upcycled Craft Workshop at Construction Junction tomorrow

Construction Junction’s weekly newsletter (sign up for it on the website) has a cool event for kids 3 and up who still need to get a Mother’s Day gift.  This Saturday, May 12 from 1:00  p.m. to 3:00 p.m., kids are invited to stop by to make an upcycled earring holder for Mom.  The earring holder is constructed from a 9 by 12 inch piece of peg board  and could also be used to hold craft supplies, tools, and gardening supplies too! No registration is required, just stop by.

This seems like a good time to mention another great place which is an offshoot of Construction Junction: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.  Creative Reuse is to art/craft materials what CJ’s is to building materials — full of useful, reclaimed stuff, where you can donate or purchase just about anything you can think of.  Just browsing through the jumble of materials and fun stuff gets the ideas flowing.  Creative Reuse also offers classes and workshops.  This is a fun place to go with kids, and a good way to teach them about recycling.   Creative Reuse is located at 214 North Lexington Street, around the corner from CJ’s, and is open 11-6, Tuesday – Sunday.