Wednesday, September 17, 2014

High School Creative Crafts Plastic Bag Baskets

Picture of make a basket out of plastic bags

Title: Plastic Bag Baskets //  Grade Level: HS // Concept: Braiding and Sewing

Objective: The student will braid strips of plastic bags then sew each layer to create a basket.

Essential Questions:
Why should we recycle used materials to create art?
What other materials do you think you could recycle to make art?

National Art Standards

Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
HS Proficient : Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art. 
HS Accomplished : Compare uses of art in a variety of societal, cultural, and historical contexts and make connections to uses of art in contemporary and local contexts.  
HS Advanced : Appraise the impact of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society.  

step-by-step instructions seen here:

  • sewing needles
  • thread
  • plastic bags of all types

1 comment :

  1. What a neat idea! This will be a fun project in the cold winter months to come


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