A cardboard Halloween house, decorated candy pails created from large tin cans and a plastic bottle made into a pig. These are just a few of the reused material art projects created by the 2 ½ -3 years old children in their classroom at the Child Development Center.
Lead teacher Ms. GG and her assistant Ms Lizette use creative reuse–also know as upcycling or repurposing–almost exclusively in classroom artistic activities. The benefits are not just about stretching the budget. Reusing materials is a sound environmental practice which diverts trash from landfills and provides an opportunity for children to learn about reuse and recycling in a fun, diverse way.
“The children made billy goats from empty food-handler glove boxes and ‘passed down’ paper,” said Ms. GG. “It helped them visualize the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff while providing a hands-on experience by making something of their own.” #NationalReuseDay #reuserocks #creativereuse #reuseeveryday