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Recyclable Collage
Submitted by Kelsey
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Give your children magazines. Have them cut out and make a collage of things that are recyclable.
Recycled Wheel Barrow Flower Pot
Submitted by Shelly
What You Need:
  • Laundry Detergent Scoop
  • Cardboard
  • Dirt
  • Seeds
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out and paint wheels from cardboard. Have them attach these to the laundry detergent scoop. They can now add dirt and seeds and grow flowers in their miniature wheelbarrow.
Recycled Puppet
Submitted by Danielle
What You Need:
  • Lunch Sacks
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Meat Trays
  • Aluminum Foil
What You Do:
  • Stuff a white paper lunch sack with newspaper and then insert a paper towel tube into the open end of the sack (Put a rubber band around the sack to hold it on) Next have your children shred newspaper for hair, use aluminum foil for eyes, and even a foam mouth (cut from clean meat trays).
Idea:
for cloud paintings use glue and shaving crème mixed to make puffy clouds.
Submitted by Tina
Idea:
Color bottles of glue with the colors of a rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Violet, Indigo, Blue) using food coloring and let your children use it in art.
Submitted by Jenni
Rainbow From the Sky
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Crepe Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut a cloud from white paper. Next have them cut raindrops out of different shades of blue paper and lighting out of yellow paper. Have your children glue these on a piece of paper. Finally, have them glue trips of multi-colored crepe paper on the cloud to symbolize a rainbow coming from the cloud. These turned out so cute!
Idea:
You can make clouds with cotton, white pom-poms, puffy paint, torn scraps of paper, and more!
Submitted by Connie
Rainbow Sticks
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:
  • Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks as rainbows. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rainbow stick that sounds like the rain that makes rainbows come.
Rabbit Habitat
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
What You Do:
  • Let you kids design their own rabbit Habitat. Let them design it any way that they think a rabbit would like to live. Than have them add a paper rabbit into their habitat
Fruit Loop Rainbow
Submitted by Linda
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Fruit Loops
What You Do:
  • Use a large piece of poster board. Add food coloring or paint to glue to correspond with the colors of Fruit Loops cereal. Then paint a rainbow on the paper with the glue. Then have the children sort and match the fruit loops and stick them to the corresponding colors on the rainbow.
Rain Sticks
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:
  • Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks any way that they want. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rain stick made out of recycled paper towel rolls
Box Robot
Submitted by Nancy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Small Boxes or Styrofoam rectangles
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Let your children glue several different boxes together to form a robot shape. Finally, let them paint the robot to make it look more realistic.
Toilet Paper Roll Robot
Submitted by Pat
What You Need:
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Wrap aluminum foil around a toilet paper roll. Next punch arm holes into the side of the roll. Put pipe cleaner arms through the holes. Have your children add other art materials (buttons, eyes, etc) to make the robot more realistic.
Rectangular Robot
Submitted by Grace
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut many different sizes and colors of rectangles. Next have them glue these together to form a robot shape. Finally, they can add features to make the robot more realistic.
Pet Rock
Submitted by Nancy
What You Need:
  • Rocks
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children gather rocks about the size of their fists. Next have them paint the rocks and add faces to make cute pet rocks.
Rock Painting
Submitted by Blair
What You Need
  • Small rocks
  • Coffee cans
  • Tag Board
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Put pieces of tag board on the bottom of a coffee can. Have your children dip the rocks in paint and then throw them into the can. Finally, place the lid on the can and have your children shake it like crazy!
    This really makes neat designs
Recycled Kazoo
Submitted by Pamela
What You Need:
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Rubber Band
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Simply decorate a toilet paper tube with paint. Then you punch a hole about a half-inch down the tube. Finally put a circle of wax paper over one end secure it with a rubber band. Now your children can play music from a recycled toilet paper tube.
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