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Art Adventures With Discarded Materials | by Evadna Kraus Perry



In this book you are here invited to look around you, recover those things that you have formerly thrown away and transform them. In the trash box and rag bag lie thrilling adventures and unsuspected happiness.

TitleArt Adventures With Discarded Materials
AuthorEvadna Kraus Perry
PublisherNoble And Noble, Publishers, Inc.
Year1933
Copyright1933, Evadna Kraus Perry
AmazonArt Adventures With Discarded Materials

Art Today! What Shall We Do ?

Old newspapers, magazines, rags, boxes, paper sacks, tin cans, gunny sacks and spools come to life, grow beautiful and useful as alert minds and busy fingers work with them.

You are here invited to look around you, recover those things that you have formerly thrown away and transform them. In the trash box and rag bag lie thrilling adventures and unsuspected happiness.

Your school program calls for rigid economy with continued high standards of meaningful art experiences for the children. These suggestions are tendered you as a starting point from which you will discover increasing possibilities in worn out and discarded materials and you will continually invent and create other f asacinating and valuable articles. May your adventure give you much joy, stimulation and satisfaction.

Evadna Kraus Perry.

-Chapter I. Aims, Materials And Tools
The elementary school classroom should offer opportunity for a wide and varied creative experience for every child who enters it. One of the greatest human satisfactions is that of creating something....
-Aims, Materials And Tools. Continued
Materials Expensive and beautiful materials may be purchased for the use of elementary school children; but if art is ever to function in the whole lives of these children, now and later, work time...
-Chapter II. Newspapers
Newspapers are used by everyone to protect tables and floors. They are now being used instead of drawing paper for crayon drawings and calcimine paintings., A variety of useful things may also be made...
-Chapter III. Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper has been used extensively for friezes and individual paintings; but it offers many opportunities in the making of useful articles. Any small pieces of wrapping paper, wrinkled from past...
-Wrapping Paper. Continued
Fish Kite These kites come to us from Japan. Make a newspaper pattern for the body of the fish without fins. Draw the mouth open and quite large. Cut two pieces of thin wrapping paper like the patt...
-Chapter IV. Magazine Advertisements
Magazine advertisements are popular for illustrating books, posters and reading charts in school. Because of their fine color they are also very desirable in the making of many worthwhile articles. ...
-Chapter V. Paper Sacks
Paper sacks of all sizes are serviceable for storing materials not in use. They can be pressed, if badly wrinkled from past use, and made into many interesting articles. Holiday Bags Cut designs...
-Chapter VI. Flour And Sugar Sacks
Flour sacks may be bleached by boiling in soapy water or by using commercial bleaching fluids. When dyed or decorated with crayon they make attractive and useful articles, especially for the home. Pil...
-Chapter VII. Cloth Scraps
Scraps of material left from dresses and aprons often lie in a bag and are of little use to anyone. These are excellent for making doll clothes and offer many other worthwhile experiences for children...
-Chapter VIII. Old Sheets
Old material from pillow cases, sheets and garments is soft and easily handled, making excellent articles for the playhouse. Other useful things can be made from this old cloth. Wall Hangings, Curt...
-Chapter IX. Rags
Old rags are useful for stuffing dolls and toys, and for keeping hands and furniture clean. They may be made into useful articles as well. Woven Rugs And Pot Holders For the rug make a loom by n...
-Chapter X. Odd Stockings
Silk and cotton stockings used in their natural colors or dyed make a variety of interesting and usable articles. The material is excellent to work with because it is soft and easily sewed. Hooked ...
-Chapter XI. Gunny Sacks
Very serviceable and attractive articles can be made from gunny sacks that have washed. They may also be dyed in any color, oranges and browns are especially good, however. Monks cloth and burlap may,...
-Chapter XII. Small Cardboard Boxes
Small cardboard boxes, all sizes and shapes, may successfully be made into interesting articles. Those with labels and printing on them can be covered and are more serviceable than boxes that children...
-Chapter XIII. Large Heavy Cardboard Boxes
Large grocery cartons are excellent for storing materials. Many useful things can also be made from them. If the boxes are cut into flat pieces with a knife a great number of them can conveniently be ...
-Large Heavy Cardboard Boxes. Continued
Accordian Book Cut two pieces of cardboard the desired size of the book. Cut cover paper which may be decorated paper, wall paper or cloth, as large as the cardboard plus one inch all the way ...
-Chapter XIV. Suit Boxes And Other Light Weight Cardboard
Suit boxes and pieces of light weight cardboard of all kinds are exceedingly useful for many purposes in the class room and especially in construction work. Boxes should be cut or unfolded so that spa...
-Chapter XV. Ice Cream, Salt And Oatmeal Boxes
Ice cream, cheese, oatmeal, salt and other cylindrical boxes as well as mailing tubes may be made into attractive toys and other things. Ice cream and cheese cartons should be washed immediately after...
-Chapter XVI. Tin Cans
Tin cans may be made into many things if a pair of tin snips and solder is at hand but attractive things can also be made by using the cans as they are with the tops removed and without cutting the si...
-Chapter XVII. Wood
Scraps of soft wood from cabinet shops, lumber yards or manual training shops; old boxes and sticks of all kinds offer a wide opportunity for creative expression. Wood is constantly being used in the ...
-Wood. Continued
Carved Book Ends, Tiles And Wall Panels Draw the shape of the article and the design using white chalk on wrapping paper. Make the design as a silhouette in black and white only. Be sure to allow...
-Chapter XVIII. Spools
Wooden spools may be used for storing pieces of string for future use, they are also excellent for block printing. Wooden and paper spools of all kinds may also be used to make simple and attractive a...









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