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Materials Wish List

Below is a list of materials needed for Waves of Change. Please check back often! We will be adding items as they come up during this year's Waves of Change build.
You can bring donations to the 329 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060 during any workshop time starting August 2, 2021 - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5-8pm.  It's a great way to recycle and help build Waves of Change - thanks!

Questions? Contact Event Director, Brittany Newton at

Check in here for updates throughout August for the 2021 Waves of Change: Marine Conservation Parade!


  • Socket sets

  • Drill bits in good condition

  • Utility knives (preferably retractable)

  • T-50 or P-35 staplers (only these types!)

  • Scissors (children and adults)

  • Needle nose pliers

Minimum 4 feet long; as knot-free, nail-free, and straight as possible.

  • 1x2s, 1x4s, 2x4s, plywood (4’×4′ minimum, 1/2″ thick or thicker)

  • Bamboo

  • Plywood, 1/2″ thick or thicker, 4’x4′ minimum square


  • Newspaper, brown paper bags, colored paper

  • Cardboard: minimum 3×3 ft., single or double ply


  • All bright paint colors needed, and black/white. Please, minimum of 1 qt in can.

  • Paint brushes (wood chip brushes are nice! no foam brushes, please)


  • Wood and white glue

  • Masking tape – 3/4″, 1″, 2″

  • Duct tape

  • Strapping tape


  • Clothes hangers


  • Minimum size of 4’x4′ please, always looking for larger pieces. Solid, bright colors; lightweight big pieces (no patterns)

  • Bright colors; red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, white, brown, and lots of black

  • Yarn – of any kind, color, or length


  • Clear 1/2 pint containers with covers

  • 1/2 pint yogurt containers with covers

  • Large plastic sheeting

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