Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Plastic Quilt Project

April has proven to be a busy month for recycled arts.  It could be that Earth Day is right around the corner, so recycled art projects make sense.  I have been working with 10 elementary classes on the Plastic Quilt Project.  After learning about where our garbage goes and decomposition rates, the students were asked to save the single-use plastic that comes into their lives at home and at school for 2 days.  Using the plastic that was saved, they created quilt squares.

The students were surprised at how much single-use plastic is used in our daily lives.  Many came to the realization that most of the single-use plastic comes from the packaging of our food.

Students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 participated in the project from Westside and May Street Elementary Schools in Hood River, Oregon.

The quilt squares are on display at the Hood River Library in the basement hallway outside of the Children's Library.  Come check it out!

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