Saturday, March 14, 2009

Reusing: Art Supplies

  • Today I took the kids to an art supply store that specializes in salvaging items that companies normally throw away. It's a "creative materials reuse store"! We spent $7.20 for the following:
  • Seedling Planter Kits - The pot is an reused utility meter cover - cool idea!
  • Beads (and bead containers)
  • Wax stickers (not sure if these will work!)
  • Confetti
  • Tennis Balls
  • Yarn
  • Cardstock
  • Glow in the dark stickers
I'm not much of an arts-n-crafter type, so I'll have to let the kids take the lead. I'll observe and act as an assitant. The one thing I did suggest we make a tennis ball puppet. We'll see what they come up with!
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Epilogue: Here are our tennis ball puppets. Make a cut by the mouth, squeeze to make them "talk".

1 comment:

Scott Hayne said...

That looks like a really good way to take a couple fun items (tennis balls) and turn them into something you can't really play with. Success!