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Artistic Reuse at Walters


Students Make Flowers from TrashStudents Make Flowers from TrashArt teacher Darlene Wilhelm is a master of creative reuse. This spring, stomach she and her students have created a number of new projects to transform salvaged trash into treasure.

Audrey 2Audrey 2One fun reuse project transformed discarded styrofoam balls from a science project, purchase cereal boxes, recipe a juice container and coffee creamer containers into Audrey 2. (With help from a hot glue gun, pipe cleaners and paint)

Students also enjoyed converting the accessories from single-use disposable "to-go" coffee containers into "Cup-Cake-Kozies" They used the corrugated cardboard kozie, domed plastic lid, and paint to make some delightful creations.

Using CDs, plastic utensils, hot glue and other found objects, students created a parliament of owls.

Plastic catering trays, cardboard tubes and tin cans were transformed into a field of flowers and wine corks were converted to a cork pinup board. According to Wilhelm, her "students love these projects.  They are amazed at what can be made from recycled materials.  My students enjoy the challenge, creativity, freedom and fun they have from using materials they normally would put in the recycle or trash bins."