Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Recycle a Tomato Trellis & Make a Wishing Tree

Here's an artful way to put a tomato trellis to good use... turn it into a Wishing Tree! Simply take a metal tomato plant trellis, put it into a soil filled pot and have children design their own wish to attach it to the "tree".

These wishes were created on rice paper, but you could also use handpainted paper or construction paper with collage materials on top.

With summer coming up, you could even create this to decorate an outdoor vegetable garden.

This creative idea came from a volunteer at A Window Between Worlds, a shelter for battered women and their children in Venice, CA.


At 2:27 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

This is an artful way to put a tomato trellis to good use. Your idea to turn it into a Wishing Tree was amazingly original!It might be interesting as well as writing a thesis ​for a professional from! Keep it up!

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