This fall I created a Recycled Art Class for my local park district, and while the class ended up falling through, I still am dying to teach this class and get the word out about protecting our natural resources. Besides protecting our environment, using recycled materials is a savvy and money/space saving way to re-use objects which would have been tossed anyway.
Here’s a couple ideas worth trying out with common, household objects destined for the dumpster!
Toilet paper rolls:
Paint chip art (you can get as many paint chips for FREE as possible from home improvement stores)
old sweaters and socks– just cut up that old sweater from ’88 you know you’re never going to wear again!
“My Cardboard Life” cardboard comics…so charming!
See Craftgawker for more ideas!
***and here’s an artist for inspiration: Eric Barclay, an illustrator who makes quirky characters out of painted recycled bottles!
Hope you enjoyed this post, and have a Happy, Safe, Stuffed-to-the-brim Thanksgiving!!
Ghost & Lamb