Our workshops are a fun and engaging activity for kids in vacation care. Delivered by creative reuse experts, they are designed to cater to the interests and skills of a range of age groups.

Our skilled team of educators will get the kids working with materials from our vast array of industrial discards and quirky leftovers. The kids will get the chance to design and make something to take home with them, as well as being encouraged to think about sustainability and the value of creative reuse.

Reverse Garbage can create a fun and engaging activity at your vacation care program. Our skilled and creative team will arrive with enough material for your participants to make fun, interesting and useful objects or to work on a big group project from our vast array of reuse materials, industrial discards and quirky objects. 

While enjoying a creative activity the children can expand their thinking about reuse, be innovative and enjoy the satisfaction of making something themselves. 

Reverse Garbage activities add an element of sustainability to your program regardless of the primary focus.

Duration: 1.5 hours (or longer if you wish)
Venue: your place or ours
Group size:
Groups of over 30 will be split into smaller groups

Pricing: An individual quote will be provided depending on the number of educators required, your minimum expected numbers and the length of your visit as provided in your booking inquiry form. As an indication prices for 1.5 hour visit range from $12.50 to $16 (incl. gst), alternatively you might like us to work to your budget.

The following travel fees apply: 5km to 15km from Reverse Garbage (one way as determined by Google maps) $25, 16km to 30km = $50, 31km to 50km = $75, over 50km =$100


We will send one of our talented reuse artists to you (or you can come to us here at Marrickville). Over the afternoon the artist/s will work with groups of children to create either a large sculpture, collage or wall display made from cool reuse materials while discussing sustainability options. Each child will be able to see how they contributed to a larger installation. It could be temporary or a permanent display.

Cost: We will provide a quote based on your needs.
Duration: 2-4hrs


Whether they have a pet cat, dog, bird, fish, bunny or guinea pig, children can craft a toy or accessory from our range of reuse resources. Plait a leash from a street banner, or tackle a fish tunnel from milk lids – the options are endless.

Those who don’t have a pet at home can make their own pocket pet to play with through the holidays.


Creativity and science combine in this activity where children have the opportunity to design a boat that floats! Choosing from an exciting range of unique reuse resources, children will learn which materials float – and sink!

Children take their reuse boat home, along with a new interest in floating experiments that can be tested at home in the pool, bath or sink – whatever floats their boat. That could keep them busy for the rest of the holidays!


Welcome to the Creator Club where children are only limited by their imaginations. In this workshop Reverse Garbage facilitators will teach children how to reuse all sorts of unusual recycled items. Reverse Garbage workshops are tape-and-glue free, so children will learn other attachment techniques and be supported to use their ingenuity to create a final product. This is an open-ended, creative workshop, so children are free to use their imagination and create whatever they want out of the materials provided.


Join Reverse Garbage for a super-sustainable workshop making superhero costumes! Children will be able to use a variety of unusual reuse and recycled materials to create their own mask, cape, and superpower pack with a logo. Facilitators will introduce children to an array of colourful materials and will encourage them to get creative, use their imaginations and come up with something to show off in a short parade at the end of the workshop.


Plastic is all around us. We use it every day and we simply throw it away, but there is so much more we can do with it. In this workshop Reverse Garbage facilitators will teach children how to reuse all sorts of plastic items and show them that plastic can be turned into something fantastic!

Here at Reverse Garbage we do not use traditional sticky tape or glue, so as well as creativity, children will learn other attachment techniques and use their ingenuity to create their final product. This is an open ended creative workshop, so children are free to use their imagination and create whatever they want to out of the materials provided.


Children are challenged to be as creative and imaginative as they can with cardboard, masking tape, textas and stickers. This is an open-ended workshop so there is no prescribed outcome – whatever children can imagine, we can help them to create! The workshop is designed to encourage lateral thinking and imagination as well as to introduce children to the possibilities of recycled and reuse objects.


Sock puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and more! We will explore the many ways that puppets are made and each child will design a character and then consider what material best suits their puppet. Our artist will work with the children to create a puppet out of our reuse materials that they can take home.

 Spend some time making your way around the solar system! Working in


Remember all the classic games you used to play when you were a child? In this workshop, children will be able to create their very own games out of reuse and recycled materials. Be prepared to see water bottle skittles, marble runs, board games made with cardboard and bottle tops – and much more. This session is creative and crazy and introduces children to the wild possibilities of recycled and reuse objects. 



What happens to space waste?  Working in teams, students use industrial off-casts and e-waste materials to construct a space station, satellites, a lunar model or rockets. Students are challenged to consider the requirements for life in space as well as the opportunities offered by zero gravity as they design and construct their space module without the use of tape or glue.

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Why not add these activities to your booking.

Waste Sorting Challenge

Recycling can be confusing. How well do you and your students know which bits of household waste can and can’t be recycled – and how to do it? Our waste-sorting game will clarify all the different waste streams and give students the lowdown on what goes where.

Duration: 30 min
Max. students per session: 30