Monday, April 20, 2009

Great Project for Earth Day!

Need a great idea for an earth day art project? How about making banks by re-using coffee cans or large lidded yogurt containers? Here's what you need:
  1. Each participant needs a lidded coffee can or large yogurt container.
  2. Teacher/Parent/Adult cut a slit in each lid large enough for coins or dollars to fit through.
  3. Kids: Use magazines to clip out colorful pictures of things you like. Perhaps choose pictures of things you would like your savings to buy.
  4. Paste pictures on the can using either glue sticks or Modge Podge (sold at craft stores and works like papier-mache glue).
  5. After everyone completes their cans, take turns sharing about the pictures you chose--remember dreams are more likely to come true if we put them down on paper and if we verbalize them!
  6. Enjoy saving for your dreams so that they may come true! My can has a beautiful picture of the Eiffel Tower!