Add To Favorites
Is there a creature in your milk carton?
Prior to engaging in this activity, collect clean paper and plastic milk cartons, plus cardboard rolls and other recyclables. Adult supervision will be needed for the art component of this activity.
Engage with students in an investigation of animals in their lives. What types of animals have they seen? How many legs did each have? How many eyes? Did these animals have fur? What colors were the animals? Where did they live?
Let students know that they will be re-creating an animal using recycled materials. Share with students the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, and texture in preparation for their art experience.
Students work in small groups and select a variety of the collected recycled materials to make their animal creations. Encourage students to talk about how they are combining their materials to make creations. Use Crayola® School Glue to attach parts to the creatures.
Using Crayola Washable Markers, students draw features on their animals, or on construction paper glued to the creature.
Allow projects to dry overnight. When time permits, provide students the opportunity to present their creatures to classmates, sharing what details they used and why for each animal.
Let's make something!
What do you see at the zoo?
Add To Favorites
In My Dog is an Elephant, by Remy Simard and Pierre Pratt, Hector finds an unexpected guest in his sandbox. An elephant
Here’s a story that never gets old. After reading Simms Taback’s version of There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, k
Are zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? And how did they get those stripes, anyway? Do some re
Eric Carle’s story, From Head to Toe, is brimming with his timeless textured collage animals performing a multitude of a
Discover more about the life of a king cobra. For what is it really hunting?
Build a kaleidoscope to experiment with visual perception.
Create new animals with combined parts for a "menagerarium" display of biodiversity.