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One Kid's Trash is An Owlets Treasure

A big part of Owl Feet's mission is to be resourceful and sustainable — for the Owlets, this means incorporating unexpected materials and exploring small ways we can make a difference for our environment. Students are taught to become aware of their materials, to look at the world around them with new eyes, and to imagine possibility in almost anything. We are cutting back on our collective everyday waste by turning what others deem trash into treasure.

Ok, to be honest, Owl Feet is really a way for me to put my packrat tendencies to good use — saving toilet paper rolls (eye roll from my partner), ripped clothing, bottle caps, egg cartons, etc, for projects, “I’ll one day get to.”  

In addition to the re-use of materials, a composting toilet is used in the studio — a major energy and water saver. Don’t worry, it doesn’t smell! Did you know it’s estimated that 30% of household water is used by flushing the toilet?  In addition, we use a low flow faucet to cut back on our water usage.


We also recycle (when item isn’t being used in an ingenious way!), and compost our snacks.


Got Junk?

Help us keep our mission alive! We are always accepting unwanted items...

  • Art/Craft Supplies (unwanted of course)

  • Bottle Caps

  • Broken/Chipped Dishes

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Buttons

  • Cardboard Boxes

  • Colored Paper

  • Confetti

  • Corks

  • Egg Cartons

  • Empty Glass Jars & Bottles

  • Fabric

  • Magazines

  • Mismatched Socks

  • Old CD’s

  • Old Calendars

  • Old Jewelry/Broken Pieces

  • Paper Towel Rolls

  • Playing Cards

  • Popsicle Sticks

  • Puzzle Pieces

  • Ribbon

  • Stamps

  • String

  • Styrofoam

  • Styrofoam Packing Peanuts

  • Styrofoam Food Trays

  • Tissue Paper (new/used)

  • Toilet Paper Rolls

  • Yarn

  • Wood pieces and items

  • Used wrapping paper

Our warmest thanks, in advance, for any contributions! They help us stick to our mission, allow imaginations to soar, and provide the children with infinite possibilities. It is particularly powerful for children to work on collecting their own items to bring in for projects, and to share with friends.

Please do not feel obligated to donate, but I challenge you to save up some “junk” and see what you can create at home with your children. 

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