This cardboard piece turned out really nice. Each child was given a large piece of cardboard, then asked to choose three different colors, as well as various tools to paint with; scrappers, sponges and small cut up cardboard pieces. Once they dried, I cut each child's cardboard down to 7-8 pieces. Then they were able to trade those pieces with other students. Some kids traded all but one, while some kept all their pieces. Then they arranged the blocks how they wanted them glued together. The Jr. counselors then hot glued the pieces together for the campers.
The canvas piece is another art piece that included recycled items. Campers were asked to cut out one or more pictures to include in their artwork. Once they had their images, we talked about what the background should be and what colors. Once they finished painting, we stuck the image right into the wet paint.