Talk about turning trash into treasure, the children have repurposed these various bottles and created whimsical works of art. Plastic takes about 450 years to degrade and when you think about millions of plastic bottles piled up for generations, it does give you pause for thought.
We reused a variety of clear plastic bottles and stuffed them with brightly colored painted paper towels.
Let’s not forget that the accessibility of open-ended resources helps prompt curiosity and provokes investigation. Exploration is essential for young children’s growth. If children are not motivated and inspired, then they will not learn!
Here's a list of some common garbage items and how long it takes for them to degrade in the environment.
• Disposable diapers: 450 years
• Rubber boot sole: 50 to 80 years
• Tin can: 50 years
• Leather: 50 years
• Nylon fabric: 30 to 40 years
• Plastic bag: 10 to 20 years
• Cigarette butt: one to five years
• Wool sock: one to five years
• Plywood: one to three years
• Waxed milk carton: three months
• Apple core: two months
• Newspaper: six weeks
• Orange or banana peel: two to five weeks
• Paper towel: two to four weeks
Sources: U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab; New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
When it comes to Casa Maria’s art, pre-loved is new and repurposed art is considered Eco-Cycle Chic!
What can I say except FABULOUS!!!ReplyDelete
Love it and will do it with my kids too.ReplyDelete
As always, a gorgeous and exceptionally creative project!!!!ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful :)ReplyDelete
LOVE this project and the colors are fabulous! It looks like the plastic is attached to a large styrofoam sheet, right? May I ask you, how did you attach them?ReplyDelete
I love this idea. I would like your permission to share it with preschool teachers in Texas. --CCReplyDelete
I’m in the research of all about reggio inspired curriculum. The project looks amazing, the content and the learning even more. I have a question in some reggio classroom I see the crayons and markers sort by colour why is that and what’s the meaning behind that ?ReplyDelete
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