The Imagination Factory: Helping Kids Recycle Trash Into Fantastic Works of Art!


There's no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. But the folks behind it do teach children creative ways to reuse and recycle materials. Just some of the awesome activities featured with trash include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, marbling, crafts, and a special section for holiday art and crafts.

Not sure what to make of your particular pile of trash? Well, a Trash Matcher helps visitors find potential creations for the solid waste they have available, and a feature called the Badge Matcher allows Brownies, Girl Scouts and their leaders to quickly locate art activities that help satisfy badge requirements. Very cool stuff. And recently they’ve added the Project Matcher, which is designed to match many of the site's activities with 4-H projects and those carried out for school social studies and science fairs.

Then there’s Trashasaurus Rex, a giant dinosaur made of solid waste that heads the site's Public Relations Department, along with loads of cool links to other art and environmental sites in the R&D; Department. So give their site a shot next time you’re looking for a home or school activity with the kids. This soda can creature is just one of the many unique possibilities for your trash that you can find online at The Imagination Factory!

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