Getting the kids engaged in school the first month of this year was really challenging, what I had done for the last 4 years with my younger two just wasn’t’ working…with any of them really. And then through watching what they engaged in during their free time I decided to start using art to teach everything. Earlier I wrote about our first trial project with this…you can find that post here.
So after seeing a video about a group of kids who made their instruments out of recycled trash from their local dump, I decided to challenge my kids. We are so blessed with so much that sometimes we forget to think outside the box…
The assignment: Create musical instruments out of recycled trash.
Supply List: In addition to at least 5 pieces of trash (each of which they were required to use at least 75% 0f,) they were only allowed to use string, popsicle sticks, glue and duct tape.
They did amazing! Here are my two favorites….a guitar from a Triscuit box and a drum set from old cereal and kleenex boxes with a coke can as a cymbal sound.
And you know the best thing of all, they were totally engaged, excited about their results and learned alot. I fully intend to continue with these types of projects…Stay tuned for more awesome creations.