Donation Wish List

Recycling your household  materials for use in the ReUSEum   has not only been kind to the earth but you have saved the CMA precious dollars by providing materials for  recycled art projects for kids  to create and learn.

Over the years your generous donations of detergent cups, coffee cans, bottle tops, puzzle pieces, cds, jewelry boxes, buttons, fabric, yarn, stickers, egg cartons, paper towel tubes, toilet paper roll tubes, plastic bottles, wine corks, greeting cards, silk flowers, shoe boxes,  has inspired Acadiana’s budding artists to  create 25,000 egg carton caterpillars,12,000 coffee filter butterflies,  23,000 paper towel roll totem poles and rockets, 5,000 shoe box racing cars, 29,000 jar Christmas ornaments, and infinite inspiration!


The CMA’s Wish List is made up of the many things needed to run our very special museum and some of its programs.  Please consider making the CMA’s wishes come true!


Items Needed Year-Round

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Drinking Straws
  • Duct Tape
  • Feathers
  • Food Color
  • Glue Gun Sticks
  • Glitter
  • Googly Eyes
  • Laminating Paper
  • Paperclips
  • Light Karo Syrup
  • Magnets
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Permanent Markers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Play Sand
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Q-Tips
  • Rubber Bands
  • Scotch Tape
  • Shaving Cream (no gel)
  • Packing Tape
  • Staples
  • Staplers
  • Storage Bags
  • Tape Dispensers
  • Ticky Tac
  • Tissue Paper
  • Washable Markers
  • Yarn
  • Ultra Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

Items for Re-purposing

  • Baby Wipe Containers
  • Bottle Caps
  • Card Stock
  • Cardboard Containers (Cereal/Snack/Drink)
  • Coffee Filters
  • Compact Discs
  • Construction Paper
  • Dish Towels
  • Tissue Paper
  • Coffee Tins
  • Mardi Gras Beads
  • Tin and Steel Cans
  • Plastic Jars
  • Milk Jugs
  • Juice Containers
  • Water Bottles
  • Storage Containers
  • String/Twine
  • Product Containers: Washing Detergent, Dishwasher and Dish Soap


  • Glass Items
  • Medical Bottles/Containers of any kind