Tag Archive: recycled materials

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled Cereal Box First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes…

Celebrating Spring: Butterfly Pillows

Our Butterfly pillow project was a hit in our Masters (5Y+) class. We completed this project over the course of two hour long classes. Because we used a sewing machine, and a real needle and thread for this project, it might not be suitable for children under the age of five. Here is a similar project that requires a…

Mixed Media :: Upcycled Collage

Cardboard, tempera, scrap book paper, Oh MY! Mixed Media keeps the attention of little ones because it combines drawing, painting and collage so every 10-15 minutes you are changing mediums. This project was inspired by a stacked bird art at Small Hands Big Art  which we did with our 5Y+ students and they came out great. Click here to…

Framed Mixed Media Collage

Here at Studio Sprout, we threw caution to the wind and used just about anything we could get our hands on for these collages. It was so fun to watch each child create a piece and leave with it framed. Materials Needed: White Card stock Newsprint Glue Sticks Scissors Paint Brushes Scrapbook Paper Strips, magazine…

Celebrating Spring: Paper Bag Butterflies

This project was inspired by the Artful Parent recycled paper bag heart project. Instead of hearts we adapted the projects to fit our spring theme. Our project became butterflies with a recycled twist! Since flowers and butterflies are such a large part of our spring season in Santa Cruz, CA, I began the class by…

Celebrating Spring: Flower Suncatchers and Painted Eggcartons

Spring is here! Can you feel the buzz? We kick started our spring session with a wonderful flower project inspired by The Artful Parent. Suncatchers are a wonderful way to beautify a space and they are easy to make. All you need to make a suncatcher is clear contact paper and your choice of flat…

Rainbow Mobiles with Recycled Materials

I love making art out of household items that normally would be thrown in the trash. I believe it’s important for students to bring items from home and see how they can be turned into art because the magic changes from abstract concept to reality. This week’s Rainbow Mobiles were a great example of how…

Paper Roll Sculpture and Flubber

Studio Sprout strives to be a good steward of the planet by reducing our footprint in a variety of ways including utilizing recycled materials in our projects. We kicked off the fall session which will focus on exploring 3-D art with Paper Roll Sculptures made from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. The backing for…

Wind Chimes and Shaving Cream Play

To wrap up our six-week session which focused on taking art outdoors and incorporating the outdoors into our art we made wind chimes. I love the element of wind and thought it was a great challenge to work this into our art. I usually don’t create age specific projects but with beading I decided to…

Colored Glue Collage, Chicks, and Gardening

Drizzling glue is almost intoxicating for young children. Perhaps its utilizing all those hand and arm muscles that feels so good. Perhaps it’s the viscous nature of glue and the way it moves, or maybe the silky then sticky quality is what entertains the senses and peeks curiosity and interest. All I know is that…