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Re: What are you recycling into art?


Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 18:07:05 PDT

Hi Nora,
I send out a wish list each year to the parents and gets loads of
is always fun to see what we get.
Everyone knows that I collect the unwanted CDs that come in the mail (AOL,
EarthLink, etc.) and I get them by the hundreds! We use them for
various projects throughout the year. In the fall we make them into
spiderwebs (draw the web right on the disc with a sharpie) and attach a
spider made from pipecleaners and beads. During the winter we make a snowman
fishing. The disc makes a great frozen pond and the hole is the fishing hole.
The snowman is made from model magic and he has real twig arms with a
toothpick fishing rod. During the spring we make suncatchers . Decorate with
glitter paint and acrylic gems.
Peanut butter containers are turned into Egyptian canopic jars(papier-mache
top and bottom. newspaper and cardboard is used to form the head) Just be
careful with peanut allergies.....
The dish detergent bottles are great armatures for bodies and we have
paper-mached them into kachina dolls.
The long wrapping paper cardboard tubes have been turning into light sabres
(from Star Wars) The 4th graders love to make these during their free time.
(completely their idea)
The frozen food meal containers (black ovalish shaped) make super bats.
Hope these help. I wish I had pictures to show you.

Take care,
Carolyn in MA