Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Friday, 7 August 2015

Get your creative juices flowing!!

How are you fixed for art supplies??


I've recently just finished a CPD course on Art in the classroom, and I'm buzzing to get back and try some new ideas out. Although let's face it we can never have an excuse for not having art ideas with Pinterest around! #addictedtoPinterest

I'm a big fan of Aistear and forever championing it because, yes initially it's extra work, but it's SO worth it! 

However, getting your resources together can be a bit of a drag, particularly for Junk Art. Like how many egg cartons can you collect in a week?!

Fortunately I have a wonderful mother-in-law-to-be who collects all her recyclables for me which is such a help. Also I have boxes outside my classroom door, where parents can drop off cardboard, fabric, egg cartons, plastic tubs etc.

But there's just some things that are a little harder to get. There used to be a wonderful place in Derry called The Playhouse, where they used to stock all things recycled, spools, tubes, pipes....all sorts of arty wonderfulness! But it shut down a few years back. *Wipes tear from eye.*

However, I've recently discovered ReCreate in Ballymount, Dublin! What a place! They stock some of the most amazing items, all to be used for your own creative use!

There's a variety of memberships, at very reasonable costs, and you're free to go then and take what you need as you need it!

I HIGHLY recommend you check it out! 


Get those creative juices flowing!!



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