When I was a young girl, I enjoyed folding Reader Digest magazines into Christmas trees, spraying them with paint and sprinkling glitter for holiday decorations. My sister and I turned empty cardboard boxes and Sears catalogs into dollhouses. We couldn’t cut the catalog pictures until the expiration date.
As an adult, I created a cat-stand out of a recycled old cardboard tube, leftover wood and carpet remnants. I like to make maracas from empty bottles filled with corn or rice. Every time I fill my recyclable bin, I wonder,” Can I make something out of this?”
This year, the National Garden Club announced a new youth contest. The “Youth Sculpture Contest”, for children in 4th through 8th grades, requires using recyclable, reused or reduced items in a sculpture design.
We need clubs to sponsor groups of children in a school, scout or church group. It should be a fun way to teach children how to save the environment.
The contest for 2013 will require submissions for WGCF to arrive nest January 2, 2013.
Watch for details in Wisconsin Gardens later this fall.