Recycled Boats


Have you ever had stuff you know you could use for an art project and they have been hanging around for years?
Well, I have my son’s jeans( you know the ones that all the knees are torn out and you can only make so many cut off shorts! lol)
My art club students had various choices of recycled matter to use. Strips of old paper, painted lamination, fleece scraps, and of course old jeans.

Day One
1. Take 18 x 24 tagboard (painted placemats) and draw the curve of the sail, then draw the lines to create the loom making sure not to go to the end of the paper. Cut on the lines and start to weave.
2. Added the mast with cardboard and bottom boat. Lastly add more recycled items to finish the overall design.


Boy, do my students love buttons! 🙂

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    Snippety Gibbet
    March 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Ooooooooooooh, ideas for art club! I'll take 'em!

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    dutch sisters
    March 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Whow, supercute! have to remember this for the summer theme!

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    Elementary Art Room
    March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Those are absolutely beautiful! I love how they turned out. Another great project!

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    Holly V.
    March 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    These turned out really nice. I will have to remember this one.

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