Celebrate Spring: Egg Carton Flower Bouquets

Spring Bouquet Materials: large egg crates (5-10 cups torn from the large carton per child) tempera paint tissue paper large buttons pipe cleaners The project began by giving each child 5 egg crates cut into individual cups. Older children can cut the cartons up by...

Open-ended Art: Fabric and Paint on Cardboard

Fabric and Paint is an easy one you can do at home with any scrap textiles and/or ribbon that you have. You can cut up bric-brac for more texture and fun, cut up old stained clothes if you don’t have a fabric bin to pull from or get scrap fabric for a great deal...

Wood Collage and Painting

Four our wood collage project we used reclaimed wood from an old fence that I picked up in my neighborhood, white glue, and wooden shapes and foam shapes from Discount School Supplies. Usually I encourage the kids to get their squeezing ya-yas out and go for the gusto...

Weaving with Recycled Paper

Earlier in the session my classes worked in teams to cover paper bags that I had cut open with tempera paint. We used rollers and brushes to cover every inch of the brown paper. This week I introduced chalk pastels and encouraged them to draw patterns and rub color...

Celebrating Spring: Recycled Collage (glue/paper/glue)

In this project we used all recycled materials to create an art project with lots of color and fun detail! For our base we used pre cut cereal boxes which provided a nice stiff surface. Any kind of recycled cardboard will work great. After our background was colored...