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30 resources with the concept recycled art

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Once a Soda Can, Now a Blanket!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Successful recycling programs are incredibly beneficial for our fragile planet! Encourage kids to recycle as part of an environmental effort with a collection of project ideas and resources.
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Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect. The big idea behind this cross-curricular collection of lesson and unit plans, videos and interactives, worksheets and activities for high schoolers is to foster an awareness of and respect for the...
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Aluminazing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have your class make artwork out of used soda cans. The class analyzes the materials that are in cars and ponder the use of aluminum in them. The teacher anodizes strips of aluminum in order for them to be dyed, then pupils create...
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What's Inside?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If the whole thing cannot be recycled, can the parts? In this activity groups dissect old toys and electronics to determine what is inside. They sort components based upon material while also identifying the parts that are simple...
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Boat Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover buoyancy by creating model boats.  For this water science lesson, students discover the physical properties of water and how floating is possible with large ships by building model boats from recycled materials....
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Articulated/Moveable Paper Dolls

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students create articulated/moveable dolls, that fit a specific theme, using various forms of media, including recycled paper, jewelry, foil, and other items. They may choose to display their dolls on a background.
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Magazine Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Almost every teacher has a stack of old magazines lying around. Get creative and turn them into mosaics! That's right, this resource explains how kids draw, design, cut, and paste to create mosaic art from recycled magazines. Connect...
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Snakes: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning...
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Middle-East Reflections

For Teachers K - 12th
Practice symmetry and patterns with this Mid-Eastern art project. Your class will create beautiful, reflective mosaics that will brighten up the classroom! A list of necessary materials is included.
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Milk Carton Houses

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Create a village and learn about recycling at the same time! A materials list is included, as well as instructions for what you need to do to create a recycled carton village with your kids. Two great book links are included.
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Note Cards

For Teachers K - 6th
This is a very simple idea, learners make note cards or stationery out of their recycled art work. Note: I have done a version of this, where I've had my special needs learners paint on card stock or watercolor paper. I then cut each...
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Making Paper: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
The advent of paper has made a huge impact on society and we wouldn't be the same without it. This project allows learners to explore and create paper of their own using recycled materials. The how-to is all laid out, just follow the...
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Puzzle Piece Frames

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Every class has a puzzle or two with missing pieces, don't trash them, use them for art. Great for framing a picture or self-portrait, this frame idea really comes together. Learners use old puzzle pieces to decorate a picture frame....
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Stamp Boxes or Jars: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
With some canceled stamps, an old box, and some glue, learners create art from scraps. You save up or gather used postage stamps, the kids glue them onto a box or an old clean jar. All the steps needed to complete this project plus two...
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An Imaginary Creature And Then Using Describing And Action Words for a Creative Writing Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
You have to collect lots of materials (boxes, bags, toilet paper rolls, etc.) for this lesson plan to work successfully. After modeling how to create an imaginary creature out of the collection of recycled materials, let your class...
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Art Savers

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Need a cheap way to get all those fabulous paintings, collages, and drawings home? Learners use old paper towel tubes to create a handy art transportation device. 
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Egg Carton Lobsters

For Teachers K - 1st
Who doesn't love learning about the ocean? And who wouldn't want to help create an ocean themed mural? Little learners make lobsters out of recycled egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and paint. These are then used as part of a larger 3-D ocean...
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Life size figures - Moveable Murals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create life-size human figures and decorate them in a collage style with torn colored pieces of pictures from magazines. They display them around the school, creating life-size murals.
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Natural Dye Tie-Dye

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Up-cycle, or reprocess waste materials, into colorful tie-dye clothing or banners with an activity that uses fruits and vegetable juices as dye sources.
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The Art of El Anasui: Creating a Mural with Discarded/Recycled Objects

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create murals that feature recycled objects. In this West African art lesson, students examine artwork by El Anatsui and his commentary on social issues. Students then create murals in the style of El Anatsui using discarded...
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Clothespin Pinwheels

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate the power of wind. In this hands-on science lesson, students cerate pinwheels from recycled materials and discuss wind turbines. 
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Water Bottle Flowers

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create recycled art. In this visual arts lesson, students follow the provided steps to create their flowers made from recycled water bottles.
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Garbage: A Puppet's Paradise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make puppets from recycled materials. In this puppetry and recycling lesson, students investigate different types of puppets and their uses. They make puppets using mostly recycled materials such as old socks, CD's, dry lint,...
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Music of Puerto Rico

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study about the musical rhythms and instruments of Puerto Rico. Then they construct their own instruments using recycled products. Students listen to different genres of music and define them. Students focus on the...