ScrapKins® is a recycled arts program that inspires kids ages 5-10 years to see the creative potential in everyday things. Led by six inventive creatures (based on early childhood drawings), the ScrapKins instruct children to turn milk cartons into pirate ships and transform cardboard tubes into characters through books, school visits, workshops, and festivals. We have created programs for Whole Foods, Speakaboos, The American Museum of Natural History, NY Hall of Science, Seventh Generation, Clif Bar, Boston Children's Museum, Skirball Museum, Maryland Science Center, World Science Festival, Maker Faire and Scholastic Afterschool. We've been invited to Qatar, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, schools across the U.S., and even appeared on Sesame Street!
ScrapKins® was founded in 2007 by author/illustrator/designer Brian Yanish. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions in Los Angeles, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, designed educational software, toys, apparel, and appeared on Sesame Street. He lives in New York where he writes and illustrates children’s books and runs ScrapKins to inspire more kids to see creative possibilities in junk.