First grade began our recycling unit with a weaving project using making use of the previously used table craft paper coverings cut into strips.
Most of my students had never done weaving before so this was our intro lesson.
This is one of my favorite books for introducing the basic concept of 'recycling' to children.
We turned out weavings into blankets which I mounted on backing paper.
One day was devoted to "tear bears" - a pinterest inspiration I had found- and shrunk to tiny scale.
Lastly, we added tiny self-portraits (with the eyes closed - so cute)
to put to bed with teddy and two pillows.