Friday, March 18, 2011

Making Paper Bricks






This week we have introduced paper brick making into our programme. This is one way we can extend on our zero waste and sustainability goals. Recycling materials in a useful way has high impact with children. Sorting through the paper recycling bins, bringing used paper waste from home, practicing ripping the paper into small pieces and soaking it in the bowl is fun. The process of making a paper brick takes time and the children can contribute at any time during the process. Certainly the squeezing and pressing of the brick is the highlight for many. The children who have so far taken a keen interest have taken on the role of teacher and it is great to see some parents staying to contribute to our ever growing pile of bricks.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would love to know more about the process...

jenny said...

I'm intrigued - could you tell me what the process is? And what will you use the bricks for? I'd love to try something like this at our preschool.