I love using recyclable lids in art projects, students have fun collaborating together and learn how these round caps and lids can integrate sustainability and science with and art. They also make a great visual when students are learning about pointillism.
|Under the Sea Pointillism|
After a discussion on Georges Seurat and his works, students sorted and glued on plastic caps and lids to create an under the sea pointillism wall art.
There are many places you can find free recycled materials for your projects, including asking neighbors or school community. I am fortunate to live by the Art Resource Center (THE ARC), it is a treasure trove for schools and other nonprofits. Their objective is to collect reusable discards from individuals and industries and offer them free of charge to teachers, parent volunteers to use in their projects. They are open by appointment, please let me know if you need information on how to contact them.
I would love to to learn how you incorporate recyclables in your projects.