Art Playgroup: Recycled Garden TilesPosted: May 15, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Building, Community, Experimentation, Garden, Outside, Recycling, Sculpture | Leave a comment »
For this playgroup of children ranging in age from under 1 year to 4 years, we follow instructions to make a recycled garden tile from NurtureStore.
bag of cement, mortar mix
large container and a hoe to mix the cement
small molds, shoe box with plastic bag inserted, old take out plastics
beautiful stuff, recycled found objects
hose for washing off hands and whatever else gets dipped in the mix
Dump bag of cement into the large container, add water slowly while mixing together with hoe. When the consistency of the cement mix allows it to easily slip off the hoe, it’s ready. Have the parents and children work together to fill the molds with cement, 1 inch deep at least. The thicker the stronger.
Decorate with beautiful stuff.
Let dry in the sun.
Place in a special spot in the garden.
Some of the younger children REALLY want to put their hands in the cement mix, and because we know our kids, we anticipate this before hand and supply a process table full of sand and baby oil with larger beautiful stuff, separated out for the babies in attendance.