Wednesday, February 3, 2010

art from the recycle bin



Raided my recycle bin at home and the basket in the classroom this morning. My littles are pretty good about recycling at school so they were very interested in knowing why I was retrieving things from their bin. They were excited when they found out we were going to use all of the "junk" to create paintings. I showed them how to dip the items in paint and press it on paper. Some things made a better print if they painted the object with a paintbrush and then pressed it on the paper. One little painted the entire salt container and then rolled it down his paper. The results were cute and the process itself was a huge hit. The art table was the most popular place in the room today.

7 comments:

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Awesome idea - I hadn't thought of that!

Teacher Tom said...

This is what preschool art should be about. In fact, I'm starting to believe this is what all art should be about!

Ayn Colsh said...

It's all about the process! Painting with kitchen implements (think potato masher) is fun, too!

Jen said...

oh cool, we're on letter Rr this week!

Kat said...

Yes, Ayn, I agree! I just found cool silicone kitchen brushes (for brushing oil, etc on food) in the dollar section at Target. There were 2 in each package and I couldn't pass them up for only 50 cents each!

Ms. Jessi said...

Not only do I LOVE messy projects, I am obsessed with recycling. I had a student stop his mom from putting some items in their recycling can at home and said, "Wait! Don't throw that out! We can use that at school and make something out of it.". :)

Kat said...

Jessi, Doesn't that just make your day as a teacher?!