2016 Resources

Handouts from Our

2016 Creative Reuse Open House for Educators:

Here is a list of the creative reuse art activity handouts we shared at our July 2016 Creative Reuse Open House for Educators. Most projects can be adjusted to fit various elementary grade levels.

* If you ever need items like bottle caps, toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, magazines, etc. please contact Art Explorium – we often have more than enough and are happy to share! (312-4316, info@artexplorium.org) *

You Are What You Eat: Learn about Hawaii’s fish and the impact of plastic debris on ocean food chains with this fun catch-the-caps game. Related academic subjects: science, language arts (Grades K-2)

Sort It Out: Figure out which plastic items can be reduced, reused, or recycled, then try your hand at upcycling. Related academic subject: language arts (Grades K-2)

Clean and Green: Create your own hand soap with natural exfoliating materials instead of problematic plastic microbeads. Related academic subjects: science, mathematics, language arts(Grades 3-5)

Sifter Design Challenge: Help keep Hawaii’s beaches clean by crafting a sifter that can be used to separate plastic marine debris from sand. Related academic subjects: science, language arts (Grades 6-8)

Rethinking Caps: Sort bottle caps of various sizes and colors, then use them to create an ocean creature collage. Related academic subjects: mathematics, language arts (Pre-K)

Bag It Up: Design and create your own funky bag using plastic six-pack rings. Related academic subjects: mathematics, language arts (Grades 3-5)

(Our 2014 Open House and 2015 Open House Resources for Educators are also available online.)