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From a gigantic pencil to a flower crown that lasts forever, you make anything out of cardboard! “I believe I can fly with silver-painted wings.”An object made out of cardboard changes how that object is perceived. Transform everyday objects by material and scale. Let’s have fun and bend your mind! Use your creations in performance or as decorative art. (Examples include masks, hats, dragon tails, wings, costumes, wreaths, decorations, puppets, collages, and more!)
All Ages: All ages and abilities welcomed, although help from a parent or guardian may be necessary when ripping cardboard with smaller hands. Scissors are recommended for adult use only.
Suggested Materials- it’s okay if you do not have everything!
- Use plastic, newspaper, or cardboard to protect floor or table under workspace and for easy cleanup
- Cardboard, cereal boxes, or cardboard packaging
- Recycled materials like packaging, containers, lids, bubble wrap, junk mail, tissue boxes, or containers (aluminum cans are very sharp, be careful!), paper towel roll, toilet paper rolls
- Paper: printer paper, stock paper, paper packaging, or construction paper
- Paint, paintbrushes, little cups, Markers, oil pastels, crayons, and/or colored pencils to decorate with
- Glue Stick or Elmer’s (You could glue paper instead of using paint!)
- Aluminum foil
- Newspaper to decorate with, if desired, or magazines
- Bottle caps or tabs, straws, flowers/leaves, recyclables, or anything to rip-up and decorate with, q-tips, pipe cleaners, sponges, paper plates, phone books, twigs, yarn, Rubber bands, and family pictures
Alternative Painting Materials:
- Coffee grounds or tea (leftover from the morning is great!)
- Little cups to mix grounds & spices in
- Cups for water
- Spices such as turmeric, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves, etc.
Need supplies? Visit Pittsburgh’s Center for Creative Re-use. Find out their hours online at http://pccr.org.