Have you been curious about how we are using the recycled supplies you’ve been sending in to the art room? This week we had a chance to dig into these goodies as we celebrated Maker Space Day!
As 1st-5th grade classes earn Class Dojo points for outstanding behavior in the art room they earn prizes. The art prize at 50 points is Maker Space Day – a day to tinker, build and create!
To get us inspired, I share this short documentary about a 9 year old boy named Caine who built his own cardboard arcade… but the story doesn’t end there. It’s truly inspirational! Check it out: http://cainesarcade.com/
After the movie, students were given a random assortment of recycled goodies to work with. Students could work independently or collaboratively. While some students decided to make a game of their own, many others did not. It was really exciting to see their ideas evolve!
Leah in 5th grade made this awesome tape wallet:
Here’s a cool assortment of items made in one class. I love the variety!
This third grader made a sweet guitar… that he could also use as a giant hammer 🙂
Chloe in 2nd grade made this miniature movie theater!
“Mrs. Barlett, is it ok if I knit with a pencil?” OF COURSE!
This 2nd grader made a neat necklace and a jewelry box to match!
This started out as “owl binoculars” but evolved into this great basketball arcade game!
Micah made this “dabbing guy” that he then turned into a short animation!
It was a really fun day! Please keep sending in those oddball supplies!
I hope you all have a great spring break and make lots of cool stuff!