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Re: Eat More EGGS!!!


Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 17:00:40 PST

I'm also a fan of egg cartons (the styrofoam type) and that's one of the
main things we use for mixing and storing paint. The flat surfaces are
good, as are the little cups. Depending on the need, we'll either quarter
them (2 flat sections and 2 sections with cups) cut them in half (with a
cup/lid section) or use them whole. Students wrap plastic wrap over/around
them to keep acrylic paint for a couple of days. (If they need to keep small
amounts of paint for longer times we transfer paint to empty film

The flat sides of the carton can be used for a variety of projects, too.
Last year we used it to make small "pictures," over which we did paper
casting. I did it with middle school kids last year and this year I'll
challenge my advanced art students with the same project. (A small example,
which I THINK I've uploaded, is here: )

I use all sorts of stuff to do all kinds of things. Certainly helps my
budget, especially when we get all the paper-making paper out of the
recycling bins....