Garbage boats float

by Amy Turn Sharp



We went to the library and checked out some craft books and one of them focused on recycled art. Finn loved the idea of making art out of trash! So, we dug through the bin and created some cool things this weekend. We made some finger puppets out of egg cartons and a cool boat that we sailed in the "rumpke river"! I am currently obsessed with creating a crafting corner/art space for Finn in our house for upcoming winter. I want to incorporate it into the playroom. I am wondering what inexpensive storage type unit I could purchase? Any ideas fellow smartie pants? How can I create an art oasis for kids on the cheap? I want to be able to let go of the control of tidiness and really have a place he can do art with out worry. I want him to be free to create and not nag about the mess. When did I start to worry about mess? I recall about 6 years ago when I did a chair for this art chair auction and littered our entire apartment with a million and one white feathers as I was creating an angel chair. Joe sneezed for a month! I used to not care. I would throw paint at walls and laugh. I was so free then. What happened to me? I am working on this neurosis. I really am. And, yes- garbage boats float.