To prepare for the project
This project can be done at home or adapted for a school setting. Beforehand, have your child/children collect small items from around the home that they are no longer using, and would otherwise discard. (If you are a teacher and doing this at school - you can send a note home to families a week before the project to give time for the collecting).
Some ideas of small objects could be buttons, pieces of old puzzles or board games, jewels from costume jewelry, small pieces of fabric, old wrappers, hair bows, bottle caps, shells, small toys, etc. Tell the children and families that you will be recycling the objects and using them for art!
You will need: cardboard or cardstock, tempera paint, white glue and tacky/gorilla glue, paintbrushes and children's "collections/treasures" of small, recycled items
Put out a few bowls of paint (2-3 colors) and mix some white glue into each. This will make the paint “stickier”. Allow children to paint their cardstock/cardboard as they wish with the paint colors. Then have them look through their "treasures" and stick some objects onto the paint/glue mix. For heavier objects, assist children with applying some tacky glue or gorilla glue onto their board.
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