In celebration of BookFestPA and the Central PA Festival of the Arts (State College, PA), I thought it would be fun to take a cue from NELSON and practice some recycling…in the form of art!
Note: Small children should always be supervised by responsible adults.
These adorable kitties will brighten anyone’s day! Give them as gifts, fill them with pencils…add a popsicle stick and put on a puppet show!
Cardboard roll (toilet paper or paper towel)
Paint or printed material/duct tape
Googly eyes (optional)
Small craft pom poms (optional)
Nontoxic glue or paste
Cut cardboard roll to size. (I made two cats out of a toilet paper roll; three out of a paper towel roll.) Paint or wrap tape around roll to create the body. Cut ears out of construction paper; affix to inside top. Glue (or draw) eyes and nose on kitty. You can use construction paper to make a tail. I used pieces of a leftover feather boa from Halloween.
Feel free to add your own creative twists!
What other creatures can you imagine and create?
I found this terrific idea at freekidscrafts.com! (They’ve got TONS of fantabulous craft ideas!)
All you need is newspaper to start. Squish/crumble/roll into a ball-like shape, then secure with some tape or string to form the body. Add a second layer to make it smoother (like wrapping a present!) Then use leftover bottle caps, straws, ribbon, googly eyes to decorate your bug…the sky is the limit! It’s like craft stew!
I couldn’t help but add my own “party bug” variation for a fun (and environmentally sound) party activity/craft. Use up those scraps of gift paper, curly ribbons and bows. What a great take-home favor for your guests!
What will you create when you recycle?