Happy Earth Day! Trash Monster
Happy Earth Day!
Challenge: My 1st grade daughter was given a class assignment to create a Trash Monster out of recycled materials for Earth Day.
Design: Drawing the design wasn’t technically part of the assignment but it helped tremendously. My daughter collected likely items from the recycle bin. She brainstormed some ideas and then made this sketch. Key idea was that the trash monster would have a baby.
Make: Here is the build. Milk container, yogurt containers, tops to squeezy apple sauce, tissue paper, chop sticks, pen tops, googly eyes, duck tape and glue. We did have a discussion about how durable toilet paper rolls would be for something she would take on the bus. I hot glued the eyes and the baby to the daddy. MAKING doesn’t have to be high tech.
Share: Students shared the trash monster in class.
Love it! I’m going to make some with my kids too!
Can’t wait to see what they create. Recycle bin is a great place for kids to find MAKING materials.
HI! We featured your cool “Trash Monster” on our site and made one of our own. Thanks for the great idea!!
That is an AWESOME trash monster. I love how the design shows the key elements of the body sparkles and the eyes. Great use of color. Thanks so much for sharing.
That looks good.