Workshops & DIY


When you choose to reuse, you save valuable resources from going to waste – and you get to enjoy the creative pride of DIY! If you need us, we’re here to help with workshops, events, project ideas and some crazy inspiration…

Public workshops and events


We get out and about a lot!

You’ll find our fun creative reuse workshops at community events, festivals, and shopping centres – or here at Reverse Garbage during the school holidays.

“Thank you so much for a brilliant workshop! My two girls had a ball and learnt at the same time about bigger issues and responsible citizenship. And we have four gorgeous kokedama for decoration to boot!”

School holiday fun – October 

We’re all about education – even in the school holidays!

While the kids are having a great time learning new skills in our holiday workshops, they’ll also be learning the value of reuse (often without even realising it!)

Our workshops offer great value – 2.5 hours learning new skills AND the potential of reusing resources all for only $25 per child. All workshops are suitable for 8-14 year olds. All terms and conditions are in the booking links.

Classes have limited numbers so please book early on the links below to avoid disappointment.

Happy holidays!

Halloween decorations 
3.00 – 5.30pm  |   Monday, 30 September 2019

Be the best decorated house on the street without going near the doors of a ghastly two dollar shop.
Stand out from the crowd by making your own unique ghouls, goblins and lanterns from 100% reuse resources that you can use again and again each year.
Book here.

Towers and bridges 
3.00 – 5.30pm   |   Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Are you up to the challenge of constructing a bridge or tower from 100%reuse resources?
Experimenting with strength, weight, shapes, spans, heights and widths, there’ll be a lot of valuable STEM takeaways.
Book here.

Halloween puppets 
9.30am – 12.00 noon   |  Wednesday, 2 October 2019 
We will take a quick look at the anatomy drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci and the Mexican art of Frida Kahlo for inspiration to make 3D puppet skeletons that shiver and shake for Halloween. This workshop is a basic introduction to marionettes exploring reuse materials at Reverse Garbage.
Book here.

Halloween headpieces 
3.00 – 5.30pm   |   Wednesday, 2 October 2019
No tricks here. It will be a treat to help you create  your very own Halloween headpieces from our crazy and kooky reuse materials. Either wear it on the day or add it to your decorations. 
Book here.

Tinkering with tools 
3.00 – 5.30pm   |   Thursday, 3 October 2019

2.00 – 4.30pm   |   Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Many kids have an infinity for breaking things…so we’re embracing that. In this workshop we we show them how to pull things apart to explore what makes them work. The components they discover will be reused when the children are challenged to make their own dream machine.
Book here for 3 October and here for 8 October.

Make it move
3.00 – 5.30pm   |   Friday, 4 October 2019
Take your homemade toys to the next level by learning some clever ways of powering them with rubber bands and wind. Whether you make a car, plane, boat or butterfly, you’ll leave with a new understanding of power.
Book here.

Stamps and stencils
2.00 – 4.30pm   |   Wednesday, 9 October 2019
The children will use the stamps they make from the wonderful reuse resources in the warehouse, or stencils to make patterns and prints on paper or fabric. These are skills they can take home with them to make cards, wrapping paper, book covers, t-shirts, shopping bags and so much more.
Book here.

Monster mayhem
2.00 – 4.30pm   |   Thursday, 10 October 2019
Create your very own monster from reuse resources for your Halloween display (or just to scare your brother or sister when they invade your room!) Perhaps your monster hold the candy bowl on Halloween, or dangle from your front door knob.
Book here.

Halloween cats
9.30am – 12 noon   |   Friday, 11 October 2019
We will take a quick overview of cats through art history beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and ending with your own feline designs. This workshop is a basic introduction to 3D construction and self-expression with reuse materials at Reverse Garbage.
Book here.

Halloween masks
2.00 – 4.30pm   |   Friday, 11 October 2019
Wanting to hide your identity as you go trick or treating? Don’t want to be the same as everyone else who has bought theirs from the ghastly two dollar store?
Come along and create your very own unique mask from our reuse resources. You can make it as scary as you like.
Book here.

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a bare-faced beginner, if you are curious and creative we’d love to meet you at one of our events.

To find out where we’ll be in Sydney and regional NSW, keep an eye on the calendar below, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter below!

If you’re organising a community event or festival, find out more about how to get us involved.

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