Step 1. View this You Tube Video of the book "Magic Trash" By J.H. Shapiro
Step 2: After reading, Magic Trash, by J. H. Shapiro, create an upcycled household object into art of your own!
How might we turn different items into art? Example, what else could leftover beads be used for instead of jewelry? Everyday items that are tossed away could be used in an artistic way. Check your families recycle bin or “junk drawer” scraps and materials and create anything your imagination thinks of when you view this object. Make sure when you are all finished, that it is something you can describe and others will recognize! That’s your challenge!!!
Keep your materials simple and use things that are waiting to be recycled:
Upcycled junk piece
tape: masking tape, clear tape even duct tape will do!
Glue sticks for paper or light items
If you use a glue gun, be sure to have grown-up help or supervision
Scrap paper or magazines
old markers or paint (old ball point pens can be the legs of an insect!)
old buttons, bows, wrapping paper
Cereal box can be cut apart and used as a canvas for painting or drawing
A bottle cap can be used on a sculpture as a hat or eye
Plastic juice bottle or Milk Jug can be cut and painted (or use sharpies) and turned into a planter or an animal from the zoo
Curriculum Standards 1-A (PK - 4) Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes 1-C (PK - 4) Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories 2-B (PK - 4) Students describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses 3-A (PK - 4) Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art 4-C (PK - 4) Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art