Papier-mâché – The Ultimate Recycling Art Form

| May 21, 2008

As I look at some of the things we tend to throw out I was trying to figure out how to use them again. Just how many plastic water containers can one creatively include in a home’s décor? There’s got to be a better way to reuse some of our containers.

One day while surfing the web, I realized that papier-mâché is the perfect art form for the environmentally conscious individual. You can use discarded plastic containers as a form base and old recycled newspapers to make the papier-mâché. Now, I haven’t tried it as yet, but here’s my thought process:

Depending on how creative you are or how creative you can become you can turn your trash into a wonderful art form. If you become really good at it, you can sell some of the artwork at a local flea market or tag sale or wherever somebody might be in need of the artwork you’ve produced. You can even give them as gifts.

Before starting my papier-mâché quest, I decided to do a little searching on the Internet to see how other people have created papier-mâché items. Here are a couple of sites that I looked at:

www.nataliewargin.com

www.liatart.com

Wow…they’re really good.

Hmm, maybe I should try something else. Oh what the heck. For the good of the earth, I’m willing to embarrass myself. When I finally create something that is not totally laughable, I’ll post a picture. In the meanwhile, I’ll keep looking for other ways to recycle our discards.

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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