Create a Sustainable Arts Lab at Home!

As a part of our continued effort to stay green and reduce, reuse, and recycle, we love using household items to create art and as loose parts in our play. While not everyone has the space for an art studio, we suggest creating a mini Sustainable Arts Lab of any size in your home!

In addition to some basic art supplies (paper, glue, scissors, paint, etc.) the following items help to inspire imagination and play, but most of all turn waste into something that can really shine!

  • IMG_6211Berry Baskets
  • Biscuit/Cookie Cutters
  • Bottle Tops
  • Brownie/Baking/Muffin Pans
  • Bubble pack
  • Buttons
  • Cardboard
  • Caps of old markers
  • Clothespins
  • Coffee Cans
  • Coffee Filters
  • Dish Tubs
  • Egg Cartons
  • Funnels
  • Grocery Bags
  • Ice cube Trays
  • Large Piece Styrofoam
  • Marbles
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Meat/Produce Trays
  • Old Crayons
  • Paper Boxes
  • Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Paper Plates
  • Pie Pans
  • Pitchers
  • Plastic Milk Bottles
  • Plastic Tubs (butter, yogurt, etc.)
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Ribbon
  • Rubber Bands
  • Scoops
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Sponges (unused)
  • Spools
  • Squeeze Bottles
  • String/Twine/Yarn
  • Styrofoam popcorn
  • Textured/Wall/Wrapping Paper
  • Tiles/Gems/Stones/Shells
  • Unbreakable Shaker Bottles
  • Wide Jar Lids
  • Wood Bits

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