Make a Trash-to-Treasure Town
The Studio experienced quite a construction boom over the weekend!
To make our trash-to-treasure town, Carleville, we gathered up egg cartons, colorful file folders, chipboard, paper towel tubes, paper cups, chopsticks, coffee stirrers, wine corks, paper bags, junk mail envelopes, packing peanuts and more, to work with for this project.
We have all the essentials a town needs: A train station and water towers,
A large clock tower near a beautiful river,
Sky scrapers, restaurants and public art sculptures,
and even a baseball stadium!
I ordered our consumable supplies like cups, straws, and utencils through The Webstaurant Store or they are donations from Museum friends and staff. Found paper and fabric materials provide a great variety of scale and favorable drawing surfaces, so details could be added to buildings and their surroundings easily with markers and crayons.
Read about helping children with found materials construction techniques in this post.