We have a chalk table Dr. J and I made for the monkeys by painting a particle board and placing it on two saw horses. This table also serves as a pint size ping pong table. It is easy to move around and I put it in the garage.
I gave them boxes, recycled paper, tape, glue, scissors, chalk and markers. We also used their Playmobile people, cars and a nature bucket full of pine cones and rocks. We drew roads and went to town- or rather city. The name of our city is Rock Star and they made an airport, hospital, zoo, office, bank, pond, mountains, ball park, gas station and police station. I suggested making a school but was told Rock Star didn’t need one.
This was a great exercise in creativity and imagination. I have a feeling they will continue to play with, and add to, Rock Star in the coming days- Thank G-d it’s in the garage.
Questions to consider while creating:
What materials (medium) are we using to create?
What types of art genres use found objects or recycled objects? (most commonly Assemblage but also Found Art, Junk Art and a fairly new term is Up-cycled Art)
Could this be considered a sculpture? (yes- it is three dimensional art)
I linked this to Friday's Nature Table