Photograph by Mark Thiessen and Becky Hale

Get ideas for fun arts and crafts you can make on your own or with a friend. Recycle everyday objects by turning them into works of art. Let your creativity shine!

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Create a piece of art made entirely from products made or found in your community, such as plants, sticks, rocks, newspapers, local food, and more.

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Start by interviewing your family members. Get your family's help in researching parts of your family tree that are unknown.

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Recycled Art

Create a work of art made entirely of recycled objects. Using your family's or school’s recycling bin, collect cans, jars, and other recyclables. Add discarded wood or paper to create your artwork. Give your artwork away as a gift.