Saturday, June 11, 2011

Trash into Toys

This week we were busy learning the basics of creativity in my 8th grade Family and Consumer Science Class. We began creating a toy for a preschool child. Being as it is the end of the year, and that most supplies have been used already, neccessity becomes the mother of invention. Goal: Learn basic sewing techniques, and develop a toy using resources that were rereadily available. Our solution: Cut up those old Tee Shirts and bedspreads that are laying around collecting dust. Those shirts have been recycled into some really creative stuffed animals - they are so much softer that felt. The chenille bedspread - well that turned into bears and puppets. Pictures will follow this coming week; but while you are waiting, enjoy this video lecture through the TED lectures. "Toys Teach" - this is the point of the lecture, and amazingly we don't need much money to make it happen!