Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build a city from your imagination? One in which the limits of engineering and conventions of architecture were irrelevant? I have always wanted to create a colorful imaginative city made of fun and colorful recycled materials.
I sought to give the kiddos of the Montessori School of Lake Forest a taste of this in my latest workshop, Cardboard City. I started out with a huge pile of deconstructed cardboard boxes and a lot of spray paint. To prep I cut windows in the boxes and painted them in whimsical colors (I can't help but impose my love of vibrant color schemes on anything I do).
With a collection of found, recycled, and colorfully painted objects and boxes and a slew of fun craft supplies. I headed into this workshop anticipating an exciting process of creation with a hopefully satisfying final result. I cannot imagine a better turnout. The kids threw themselves into the creation of their buildings making each one as unique and interesting as there little hearts desired.
All the kids loved it so much! I am scheduling another in September and I'm also thinking about bringing the workshop to an adult audience. Stay tuned.