Eyes on our Community

For this project I took inspiration from the artist JR (http://www.jr-art.net). JR made a global project where he pasted giant portraits of eyes onto sides of buildings, trains and rooftops in impoverished areas of the world. The eyes were printed so large that anyone could see them passing by or above. The goal of his…

Jungle Forest

In this activity we talked about Africa and different habitats, and the plants and animals which call the jungle, home.  I also used the topic as an opportunity to discuss recycling and how creating with reused materials is a great way to show our respect for the environment. The kids created what they imagined was…

Rainbow Etching

In this activity, the children first painted the cardboard an assortment of colors mixed together. When it dried, they used rollers and covered them in black paint and then began etching with the back of the paintbrush. It was a very high sensory activity as the children got to get their hands really into the…

Recycled Robots

Recycled materials are always a great tool to incorporate into any art lesson. They encourage the children to interact with familiar objects in new ways. This is especially true when you have an entire group of children working together.  In this situation each child witnesses the way that others imagine the object’s future use. They…

Bottle Cap Creations

Recycled items are a great material for children to work with because they encourage imagination and design thinking. They are also a sustainable way to create, and it teaches children that not every item needs to be disposed after a single use. When children work with items that they have seen originally serve a different…