Faire Category: Recycling and Upcycling

Leather Projects with Scrappy Leather Kids

Activity, Children, Costume, Craft, DIY, Exhibit, Maker Spaces, Recycling and Upcycling, Textile/Sewing, Youth

We will be demonstrating quick leather working projects made from scraps by kids (or adults!) to give as gifts to show how with just a little imagination we can reduce what we throw away.

Johnathan Bennion
Colette Bennion
Nicolle Bennion

Giant and Small DIY Pinball Machines

Activity, DIY, Design, Engineering, Recycling and Upcycling, Toys, Woodwork

These pinball machines are made with thrifted toys and scavenged parts. The smaller pinball machines competed with an entire arts festival and had kids around it nonstop. I had no idea what to expect as it was my first pinball table and first big proje …

Beth Sallay + other makers

Thousand Crane Dream Chain with The City Library

Activity, Craft, Paper Arts, Recycling and Upcycling

Learn to fold a paper crane. Fold your dreams inside a paper crane made from paper cut from books left over from the Friends of the City Library book sale. Add your crane to a thousand crane chain and when the chain is complete, it will be displayed in …

The City Library:
Donnae Tidwell, DIY Librarian
Shauna Edson, Digital Inclusion Fellow
and other fun library folk

Raincloud – Handwashing Device

DIY, Engineering, Exhibit, Recycling and Upcycling, Youth

RainCloud is a passive hand washing device designed for areas with limited water resources. It could be used in disaster zones, in countries without water infrastructure, at campsites, or at dry cabins. At I-SWEEEP (International Sustainable World Ener …

Morgan Barron


Craft, Exhibit, Recycling and Upcycling, Textile/Sewing

I make plush toys from repurposed fabrics. My most popular product, are my ninjas that got tired of wearing black. The ninjas wear tweed, plaid, herringbone or pinstripes, and don bow ties, bows and mustaches.

Amy Hunter
Reed Hunter
Helen Hunter
James Moyer

Metal Art Sculptures by Tim Little

Art, Exhibit, Installation, Metalwork, Recycling and Upcycling, Sculpture, Welding

Tim Little’s art is very much re-cycled art. He takes discarded metal parts found in dumpsters and collected, including engine, clutch, tranny, bicycle, motorcycle, and creates metal sculptures. Pistons become horse hooves, bicycle chains become manes, …

Tim Little

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art Truck: Meridith Pingree

Activity, Exhibit, Installation, Recycling and Upcycling, Sculpture

http://www.utahmoca.org The UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues along the Wasatch Front. Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes t …

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Truck
Artist: Meridith Pingree

Solar Saucer

Art or Modified Vehicle, Design, Electronics, Engineering, Exhibit, Installation, Metalwork, Music & Sound, Recycling and Upcycling, Spectacle

The Solar Saucer is a mobile solar powered art installation. It has 6 pv solar panels that charge 16 deep cycle batteries that power everything from a DJ and sound system to lights and cell phones. The Solar Saucer is built entirely from found and repu …

Scotty Soltronic and friends

Cardboard Challenge

Activity, Art, Building, Cardboard, Children, Recycling and Upcycling, Toys

We have a bus full of cardboard and some cool connectors. Let’s make it into something crazy or magical. Hosted by cardboard expert Mason.