Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Building from UPcycled Materials


Time to get inspired to gather up all of your 'good' trash and recycle goodies and see what you can create in the process. I have some new images from my recent Author-Illustrator school visits and I've gleaned back through my files for some 'oldies' to bring you this UPcycle RoundUP! 

UPcycled Kingdom of Good Manners! (RainbowsWithinReach)


Look at this fantastic community 'sculpture' created in preschool last spring! I am just beginning to go back through my camera's memory cards -- to share the sights of the last season. The ingredients are a wide variety of bits and pieces of UPcycled materials from the recycle bin. 

How many different contributions can you identify? 

Can you spot the oatmeal box? The toilet paper rolls? The countertop samples? Cork stoppers? Wood pieces? Mirror squares? What else? Put it all together and you've got a memorable, "Kingdom of Good Manners!" 

This kingdom was on display in the welcome area of the Vero Beach Community Preschool last spring. 

UPcycled Kingdom of Good Manners! (RainbowsWithinReach)

Next up are some Ohio bugs on the prowl. 
Created from the packing material between apples in a box. 

UPcycled Bugs via RainbowsWithinReach

This time last year I shared these next images from the Chicago Concordia Early Learning Center. 
It seems fitting to re-group them with the kingdom above. 

UP-Cycled Materials as Art + Art Display Foundation in Early Childhood, Reggio Approach to Art

Tissue paper, duct tape, cellophane colors and some paint details. 

Box as Sculpture with Media Exploration in Early Childhood Classroom, Art Experiences for Children

Three Dimensional Spider Sculpture from UpCycled Materials

Bubble Wrap Painting as Art, Displayed from the Ceiling as a Mobile (from RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Styrofoam packing pieces and pipe cleaners! 

Pipe Cleaners and Styrofoam Sculpture, Painted in Preschool Art Experience (close up)

Here's the outcome of a guest post here from my blogging friend, 
"Carrots are Orange." 

Recycled lids for use with letter recognition

Here's a reference to an earlier article that created 
"Monster Puppets" 
from the interior bag of chips. 

DIY UPcycled Monster Puppet from 'Trash' via RainbowsWithinReach

Here are some earlier rockets in flight! 

Rocket Ships from UPcycled Materials on RainbowsWithinReach

Here's a 'reminder' of the SHAPE PEOPLE I saw during my tour across 

UPcycle 'Shape People' from Reggio Emilia Italy via RainbowsWithinReach

Next up. 
A couple of 'organizational' UPcycled examples. 

UPcycled Deli Tray for Craft Materials via RainbowsWithinReach

These crayons are housed in reused 'icing' containers. 

DIY Crayon Bins from recycled icing containers, wrapped in construction paper and labeled

Craft Supplies presented on an 'up-cycled' veggie tray

Game Parts Organization tray via RainbowsWithinReach

Here's an incredible collaborative sculpture. 
Needless to say, the rainbow spectrum captured my heart immediately. 
This is HUGE and took up an enormous wall above cupboards at CSG in Columbus. 

Rainbow Collaborative Sculpture from UPcycled Materials via RainbowWithinReach

So save up the flotsam and jetsam.
Gather plenty. 
Save some more! 
When you have a truly HUGE collection, then its time to enlist a professional. 

Here's a professional mural now at home in a Worthington, OH elementary. 
It had first graced the walls of the Columbus Conservatory. 
YUP. A recyled UPcycled mural. 

This is the ultimate of UPcycling! 
You owe it to yourself to go to the earlier article and see the other scads of photos I took during that visit.  

Upcycled Cooperative Mural from Bottle Lids and Tops

UpCycle Mural Details of Bottle Lids and Tops

By all means. 
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