The Eco-Lovely Program is one way I give back. I share my artwork with children in the schools. All crafts are made from recycled and collected materials. These photos show the joy of making a craft that is annual tradition. My tradition is to both make and teach this tissue paper project. I love teaching the design aspect of this project. It is intrguing to see how each person's project truns out. One student from the Grade 5/6 class even made her wreath into a wearable broach. I was contented to hear that the children said that they loved making it. It is wonderful to see them having fun and joking around in the photos above.
This is a project that requires and develops pateince. Small tissue sqaures are cut down and glued to a base. It is like completeing a puzzle, meaning it makes the brain happy to cover it completely.
The wreath below is a special synthesis of the design instrcutions. Taylor Clark did an exceptional job of taking an idea and reinterpreting into her own expression!
Before the children took their wreaths home, I took this photograph. I can imagine a tree covered with all of their unique designs and combined creativity!