Hi, this is Amy, aka the Maker Mama, a crafty San Antonio mama of four. With the the Art on the Spot competition coming up at this weekend’s Pie to the People 2, I wanted to share my top five project picks for some of the materials the teams just might be using. I searched high and low across the web and found some awesome ideas for upcycling toilet paper rolls, plastic bottle caps, and old fashioned paper maps, check them out:
The owls and wall art are two very simple yet creative projects, great for all ages. For more challenging projects, try your hand at molding faces, creating an anemone, or making a diorama inside your toilet roll.
Whether you have a mountain of saved bottle caps, or just a handful, these projects are equally fun. And a mural would make an especially colorful piece of public art.
These map crafts are my favorite. Add some map circles to a paper lantern, decoupage your map onto a chair, fold some flowers, make a garland, or weave yourself a basket. And maps are perfect for just about any other paper craft.
So whether you’re competing this weekend, or crafting in your home or classroom, I hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing. Be sure to come out and enjoy all the creative use ideas (and free pie!) at Pie to the People 2 this Saturday from noon-11pm. And for more fun and crafty ideas, visit me at www.makermama.com.