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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day Friends!

Hello, Happy Rainy Day at least here in New England! This is something you don't see me usually post. I thought I would post these cuties that I designed for the kids to make in the class that I work in for Earth Day. They are made of rolled up newpaper with the top then cut down in 3 inch strips to make the hair. They are sturdy enough to stand on their own. I made a Rodney and Ronda so they had a choice of a girl or boy to make. They stand 2 feet tall.

Everything was made from die cuts except the mouth. The bow was 2 hearts with a small circle in the center taped together and then traced to make the bow. The hands are the kid's hands that they traced themselves and the feet are a friend's foot that they traced and cut out. Almost everything was traced from scraps that I had or from old CS that I don't use anymore so that we could reuse and recycle as much as possible. The stars on the shoes are cut from my Dienamics Die, I let the kids use the Cuttlebug to cut those out everything esle I made tracers for the kids to trace and cut free hand. Eveything was glued on with a glue stick except the feet, they were glued to form a V and then I hot glued the newspaper roll to the feet. It will stand without the feet but they look cute with them.

I wish I could post a picture of the kids holding their creations because they all put their on creativity into theirs like fangs or earrings, you get the idea. Their picture can't be posted because of privacy concerns for some of them. If you have kids home on a rainy day this is a fun project to do with them.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Rodney and Rhonda Recycle friends. Here are a few challenges that they fit

Lexi's Creations Challenge #38-Anything but a card

Challenge at the Hotspot Challenge HSC3-Earth Day and Trash Art!

Thanks for taking the time to see what I created. I really appreciate all the lovely comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary

7 comments:

mamichelle said...

hehe, these are so cute, Mary! I'm sure the kids loved them.

sharon said...

How sweet, they're adorable. I hope the kids had fun making there's too. Thanks for entering them into the latest challenge at Lexis. Good luck. Sharon x

Tammy E. said...

Ha! Rodney and Rhonda are quite the pair! Just too cute! And creative too. I know the kids loved them.

Shawne said...

These are brilliant! The kids are going to have a blast with these, I need to do this with my own! Thanks for sharing and joining us at the Hotspot!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

These are adorable! Fantastic idea for kids and a wonderful use of recycled items! Thanks for playing a long with us at the HotSpot Challenge! Hope to see you again. Hugs, Sue

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow cute creations.

AZOWEN said...

I just found your blog and these spoke to me- what a fantastic idea. How do you keep the newspaper rolled?