What better way to greet Spring than with a beautiful garden? Look close at the papers and you will see we used cardboard food boxes, straws and lids to create a fun flower filled garden.
We started by talking about what we might find in a garden. Ground, flowers, fences, bugs and more. Then we took a look at our supplies. The children were excited to find cheerios and spongebob boxes. They were surprised we were using these instead of paper.
I admit, I am a craft supply hoarder. I save all our bright colored food boxes. I just fold them up and put them in a file. I also save lids. The straws are actually new, I didn't recycle used straws! I just thought it was a fun element to include.
Now the kids get busy. They created beautiful and thoughtful works!
You will need:
-Cardboard food boxes
-Blue construction paper
-Glue sticks and Elmer's glue
-Straws and lids
Some of the work we created:
Collaborative Patterns with Recycled Materials
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