Recycle and Reuse Sign
Create a recycle sign with recycled material.
Recycle and reuse common classroom materials for fun projects that promote environmental awareness. Support your lessons on conservation and natural resources with a hands-on experience that reinforces practical uses for common items. Show students how to protect the environment and prepare them as stewards of our planet.
Raise environmental awareness with a recycle sign created from recycled material and show how common items can be renewed, recycled and reused.
Supplies Used: Cardboard, Bubble Wrap, Foam, Glue, Magazines, Maps, Newspaper, Paper (Heavy Weight), Scissors, Aluminum Cans
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Measure and cut a 36" x 8" piece of blue poster board.
- Measure and cut a 35" x 7 1/2" piece of green poster board.
- Mat the green poster board onto the blue one to create the sign (Figure A).
- Die-cut the Recycle Symbol using blue and yellow cardstock. Trim away the yellow arrows and adhere to the blue Symbol (Figure B).
- Die-cut the word RECYCLE using common materials of different textures, thicknesses and colors (Figure C).
- Center and adhere to the sign (see Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
Science: Personal and Social Perspectives
- As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of populations, resources and environments.
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- 5-8 - Students select and use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.
* Specific grade levels are indicated; however, this lesson will meet objectives across grade levels.