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Make a Recycled Plastic Kite!

Nicole Bauberger • Recycled Art Projects

Nicole has patterns for a sled kite that she’s tested out. Students will trace copies of the pattern then piece the kites together with tape. We'll add bamboo poles, kite string, tails and do a test flight. 

Kite Materials: students bring in clean film plastic from their family waste stream. It’s kinda gross to clean someone else’s film plastic but not too gross to clean your own. Bags from candy, nuts, apples, toilet paper, you name it. (Ideally it’s heavier in weight than saran wrap.)

Grade Suitability3-8
Maximum Class Size28
Time Required2 hours per class + prep (dependant on what materials are being used)
Material RequiredFilm plastic, tuck tape, two 3 foot bamboo poles per student, a few extra bamboo poles, at least 50 feet of kite string per student, scissors, an open field for test flying.
Material CostDependant on what is available in the classroom.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special NotesArtist is available mid-November to June

Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger is a storyteller, painter, sculptor, writer and arts educator. Teaching and learning live close to the heart of her art practice. She educated herself mostly through collaborations and apprenticeships with other artists. She had the blessing of a learning friendship with Mrs. Annie Smith of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation which continues with Annie’s family today. Nicole loves to bring what she has learned in these relationships into schools, continuing to learn from collaborative adventures with students. For four years she created murals with students in Ontario High Schools through the Ontario Artists in Education Program. Her work can be seen out in the community and at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery.

Click here to read Nicole's published article in the Canadian Art Teacher's Journal (p. 49).

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