Artist Sarah Turner managed to get hundreds of children in the UK to make Emily the Elephant out of recycled water bottles. The projects results are not only fun, but awe inspiring. Using blue nail polish as a way to decorate the elephant’s details, the children spent a day learning about both art and sustainability.
The arts and crafting of Emily took place at the Coventry’s Godiva Festival 2014 where about 125,000 visits were made to the park. Mini-visitors got a chance to learn more about recycling in their community thanks to Emily’s help.
This is a brilliant way to teach kids, and adults, about the ways reusing, and recycling can help ordinary objects become extraordinary works of art. Who knew that plastic bottles could become such a great display of communal and whimsical creativity? Check out all the different patterns that each child came up with, adding their own special touch to Emily’s coat!
The final results are pretty amazing. Emily is beautiful! And I can’t even imagine how great the kids must have felt when they saw the final result. It’s definitely inspired me to craft.
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