Many of us are trying to live more sustainably, but these days you may be even more likely than before to be handed a plastic disposable cup! Instead of putting it in the recycling bin after you enjoy the refreshment, check to see what recycling number it is - you might be able to shrink it into art!
From budding blossoms to emerging butterflies, the world around erupts in a vibrant spectrum this time of year. Using things around your house we can make colors emerge using a process called chromatography, and just for fun we can turn those colors into stunning butterfly art!
Using the lint from the dryer, old newspapers, dried plant parts, seeds, worn out tights or nylons, and a few other items around the house you can make paper that can be used for greeting cards, art projects or just planted in a flower bed.
Shrinkies are a fun way to make an cool keepsake or piece of art while saving some plastic from the recycling bin or a landfill! We made Shrinkies with Steve Spangler when he visited SMO to film Xploration DIY SCI, and you can make some too!
Jacob Hashimoto's Minecraft-inspired "The Other Sun" is the centerpiece of Science Museum Oklahoma's "Cosmic Culture: Intersections of Art and Outer Space" in smART Space and was recently featured on "Meet a Minecrafter."
A quilt isn’t just a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of pieced together fabric — a quilt is one of the most resourceful, eye-catching, problem-solving, and geometry-using forms of tinkering there is.