Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Part 2 of the Green Material Spotlight is where I feature lessons from my fellow art-teaching bloggers (plus a couple of my own.) Here are some great art lessons using CARDBOARD! One of the best parts about sharing units is that they can give way to many more amazing ideas in all of our classrooms. So inspiring!

by Anne Farrell from Use Your Coloured Pencils

by Ms. Ale from Art Lessons for Kids

by Megan at Plum Pudding

by EcoHeidi at Instructables

by Hester Jane at Fun in the Making

by Katie Gonzalez (me) at Briargrove Art Elementary Page

by Anne Farrell at Use Your Coloured Pencils

by Katie Gonzalez at Briargrove Elementary Art Page

by Julie Durocher at Ms. Durocher's Art Room

I have come across so many wonderful art units involving cardboard in the past! I couldn't find every one that I remembered. If you have or know of another great lesson, please leave a link in the comments! If I get together enough, I will do another post like this!


  1. I LOVE these Mrs. G! Cardboard is one of my favorite materials to work with. It's free, it's sturdy, and good for the environment! Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Hey, I just found this post :)
    Thanks for posting about my sculptures and puppets!

  3. Anne - I'm so glad you found it! Been meaning to email all of you... I love your units!!

  4. Hi Katie, just found your blog. Excellent! Love your art.. I have heaps of recycled material but sometimes am stuck for ideas. Thanks heaps!

  5. Lesley Munro, Art Specialist Strathyre PS, SCOTLAND
    Fantastic ideas as just about to start an Eco Art Project and had got as far as mud painting Thanks!