Saturday, April 19, 2014

Create your own thing from recycled materials @WBCL

I never know what will appear on my doorstep to use in this class or what will strike the kids imagination but with several bags of goodies and a bit of glue we began. Milk cartons and spools were like gold tonight. Upper right corner--a cow complete with udders. there were games, a cart that rolled, a bird feeder, a pond with a waterfall and so many more cute ideas. I ask "who brought their imagination tonight?" and all hands went up. I think they are right.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Creating critters from paper egg cartons @WBCL

We started off our month of recycled projects with an egg carton project making bunnies and chicks. I did cut and preprint the cartons so the kids could just create instead of dealing with paint at the class. Some of the chicks are in eggs, some of the bunnies have egg carton ears and some don't. Fun to do this one.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Creating art from rolled paper @WBCL

This  is a project I did at school last year and once you get the kids going making paper rolls they can see all kinds of possibilities. I cut up pages of ads and magazines so we had lots of bright colored material to work with. I suggested that the rolls bend or can be lined up to make frames and let them create.