What is "The Green Art Box?" A collection of environmentally friendly kids' art projects that are; clever, imaginative and easy-to-create! Inspired by the reuse of common household recyclables! A handy resource for teachers, parents
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Use an empty egg carton to create a carton to hold 12 fun things to do, one for each month. For example: go camping.... or build a tree house.
Each compartment in the egg carton will hold a little strip of paper with something fun to do written on it. Then, at the beginning of every month, pull out the slip and do what the paper says!
SUPPLY LIST: - empty egg carton (make sure it's clean) - glue or tape - marker, pen, etc. - card stock (can be from a recycled material as well) - scrap paper/construction paper (consider recycling junk mail, unused magazines, newspapers, etc) - miscellaneous embellishments: yarn, buttons, glitter, confetti, stickers, beads, ribbon, etc.
DIRECTIONS: 1) Cover the top of an empty (clean) egg carton with scrap papers/construction paper. Use junk mail, old magazines, newspapers, etc. when possible. Consider making fun shapes and overlapping to create a unique design, but leave room for the title of this little game, "A Dozen Months of Fun." Decorate the inside if you like.
2) Add "A Dozen Months of Fun" to the top. Do this however you like: with marker, stencils, stickers, paint, cut paper, etc. *One cute "green" idea might be cutting out the letters from old printed materials to form "A Dozen Dinner Topics," then glue to the top of carton.
3) Embellish your carton more with fun/colorful designs formed from: yarn, buttons, glitter, confetti, stickers, beads, ribbon, etc.
4) Create 12 fun things to do for each month. Brainstorm with a parent or sibling so that the whole family will enjoy. Cut 12 small strips of paper (any type), roughly 2"wide x 1/2"high and write a different fun idea per strip.
5) Once your carton is dry and ready to fill, place one fun strip in each compartment... filling all 12. *Fold the strips to fit nicely in each spot.
6) At the beginning of every month, pull out the fun strip and do what the paper says!
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Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Character: a printed or written letter or symbol.
Collage:a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
Color: the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Color Wheel: a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Contrast: enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
Decoupage: the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs, which is then usu. varnished or lacquered.
Draw: produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Font: a set of type of one particular face and size.
Pattern: a repeated decorative design.
Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, esp. one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Primary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing (Red, Blue, Yellow).
Silhouette: the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background
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I have over 10 years of illustration and design experience. I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of Akron, with a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts.
I am a published children's book illustrator, my work can also be found on many websites, blogs, newsletters, etc.
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