5 Days of Fun, Frugal, Summer Activities: Day 5

children's art

Create some art! The SCRAP Bin is one of Carrollton’s gems which many people have yet to discover. When you walk in, you may be reminded of your great aunt who never throws anything away. No matter what you need for your creation, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here: buttons, sea shells, jars, paint, brushes, crayons, bottle caps, fabrics….. And the prices…$ 0.01/ per crayon, so  you collect enough for a box, and you have spent only $0.24! A bag  of acrylic paints for $1! Give your child a couple of dollars, and she can buy enough supplies to last until school resumes in August.

The SCRAP Bin also offers classes for modest fees; most range from $2 – $5. Following SCRAP Bin on Facebook is the best way to learn about activities. Here is a sampling for June and July:

  • Summer Camp, June 14 -17, 10:30 – 2:00.
  • C D Wind Spinners, June 21, 11:30 – 12:30, $2.
  • Create a Fairy Garden, June 28, $2.
  • Create a Bird Feeder, July 16, 11:30 – 1:00, $5.
  • Decorate Picture Frame, July 30, $2.

Another fun activity they sponsor in the summer is Art in the Park. Clues to this weekly scavenger hunt are posted on Facebook. As the name implies, the winner gets the artwork hidden in one of the area parks. What a great way to sharpen those analytical skills this summer!

Finding the store may seem like a scavenger hunt. It is located at 1111 Bankhead Hwy in the former Big Lots shopping center which is across from First Tuesday Mall. Their summer hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 – 2PM. They respond quickly to questions sent through Facebook.

Did you find something you liked in this series? Post photos to my Facebook page here. Please suggest other activities in the comments below. 

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