Monday, April 2, 2012

Bottle Cap Murals

I have to take some time to share with you the latest project at my school.  My art teacher, the fabulous Mrs. Mamon, had students collect and sort bottle caps over the past year as part of a school wide recycling campaign.  I never knew how many colors of bottle caps there were!

Then this fall as part of an enrichment day, she had students in 2nd and 3rd grade help glue on the bottle caps in a bottle cap mural (which were later screwed in with a drill by various volunteers).  

The effect was much like an impressionist painting.  From close up, all you can see are dots....but step back a little further.... and you see a flower....
a caterpillar...a leaf...a bee...a butterfly...

and finally a garden...


  1. Wow! I love this... what a fantastic idea and perfect for the upcoming Earth Day!

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  2. Hi Leslie! These are incredible! What a fabulous idea! I am always looking for new ways to teach science in my classroom, so I am glad I found your blog! I am a new follower!

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  3. I've already talked with our art teacher and this is our project for next year!