A Classroom Takes on the Whole World!

Many of our regular customers are teachers because we’re always stocked with low-cost art and office supplies. Recently a local teachers bought tons of felt pieces (sold here at The Resource Exchange for just 25¢ per square foot!) for a class geography project. She made the project at home (with the help of her cat!) and brought them into school for class. Jara used the felt to make “Earth Lap Boards” that were like felt puzzles the students could use to help remember where the continents go on a map!  Here’s what she said about the project: I cut out continents … Continue reading

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the re + Kent County Theatre Guild

Kent County Theatre Guild is a community theater in Dover, Delaware that produces four shows a year in their 100 seat auditorium called the Patchwork Playhouse. The guild recently put on a production of the classic courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men, and stumbled upon the Resource Exchange while looking for elements for the set.  The bank of windows that features prominently behind the jury’s deliberation was a stage window set piece we saved from another theater production! Paul Janiga, who designed the set for Twelve Angry Men, said “We definitely lucked out in finding them. They were a budget and a time saver.” By saving these kinds … Continue reading

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World Maker Faire + The Resource Exchange

This past weekend The New York Hall of Science hosted the World Maker Faire! The event included hundreds of creative activities and displays for people of all ages – including one activity specifically designed to test the uses of recycled materials! Dana Schloss of the NY Hall of Science, visited The Resource Exchange while she was visiting Philadelphia, and ended up finding all the materials she needed for her activity, “Recycled Motion,” a table set up for participants to create designs out of unexpected materials to see different types of motion and movement emerge. On the day of the event … Continue reading

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