After much demand, I am finally starting a new feature on my blog: I call it Eco Kids Craft, which is a fancy name for craft tutorials made of recycled materials. The main purpose of these tutorials is to guide parents and educators through the phases of some easy craft activities that encourage recycling, creativity and making with what you have.If you have been following my blog you should know that I tend not to put an emphasis on the final product, but rather on the process and the exploration. These are going to be no different. The tutorials will get you started by opening an endless world of creativity and imagination.
Thank you Shoshanna Strauss for the graphics.Lets get going
You will need:
Paint + brushes
- Crush paper roll
- Cut into approximately 5 equal parts don’t have to be exact
- place the rolls on a flat surface creating a desired pattern. spend time trying different compositions and patterns.
- glue where rolls are touching, hold with laundry pins to dry. You may use a stapler as an alternative, what ever is easier. I find that glue is easier for the younger kids.
- You may paint and add sparkles. Sprinkle the glitter on the wet paint, this way it will sticks and you wont need any glue.
- You may expend the pattern in to an organic cell growth. The challenge is when to say STOP.
You may see some more examples for this project at the shared flicker photo pool. I hope you will upload yours as well, if you cant figure flicker out, drop me a note.