Junk Sculpture

Name Ann
Email ajohnston@indy.rr.com
Title of Activity Junk Sculpture
Name of School Cherry Tree Elementary
Time Needed: 45 min+
Materials Needed: Junk
including cardboard, egg cartons, parts of old broken things like beaters, bicycle pedals, interesting packaging shapes, peanut butter jars, margarine tubs, jar tops, wires, buttons, old cd’s, plastic bottles, cleaned lunchroom sporks, etc. Really anything you can find can inspire some sculpture.Hot glue, tape or other adhesives (We usually have packaging and duct tape available.)
permanent markers for adding details
Description of Activity: There are a number of artists and craftspeople who create new things out of old stuff. This is a chance for the kids to use their imagination and create something new.If you have a lot of time, you can let the kids create anything, but if you are a little pressed for time, I suggest having a theme to help focus the possibilities. Some theme ideas include: creatures, transportation, the garden.

Place all the “junk” in a common area and give the kids a few minutes to dig around and see what inspires them. Then get them to start making things. They will probably need help with the glue gun, but it is also useful to have lots of tape.

If your library or display windows are available, have the school display the works of art.

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Green Clubs

Getting students engaged in green practices is the key to a healthy future for our community. Green Clubs in our schools are a terrific forum for students to learn how to care for the earth and to put that knowledge into practice. See below for what student green clubs in our district are doing so far this school year!