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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Eco-Fair Friday, October 29

In lieu of a Halloween party, Summers-Knoll has traditionally held an "Eco-Fair". This is always a day of meaningful, creative and (especially) fun activities.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes, but with a twist. The costumes must be made of recycled/reused materials. Please let the children take the lead in designing their costumes – this should be a lot of fun! It doesn't have to be difficult, either - and you probably already have most of the materials around your house.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Robot – use a box for the body, vent tubing from a dryer to make arms, veggie strainer for a helmet

Laundry basket – cut a circle from the bottom of a used laundry basket to fit your child, make clothes pins for the suspenders

Flower – green sweatshirt and sweatpants, make pedals out of paper

Dalmatian – white turtleneck and white pants, put blacks dots on them, draw whiskers and a nose

Recycle Bin – Cut a hole in a box that has been decorated with the recycle symbol

Bubble gum – dress all in pink

Pile of leaves – attach a bunch of paper or real leaves to a red sweatshirt

Don't forget that thrift-store purchases and hand-me-downs are recycling too! The Scrap Box (my FAVORITE place in Ann Arbor!) may inspire your child also. Have fun!

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

Great ideas and much more fun that running down to Walmart and spending a lot of money.