Our bottle cap projects are almost complete!  This has been a great project for our students and a very beneficial recycling project.  Bottle caps are surprisingly difficult to recycle.  Some recycling machines are easily jammed by plastic shards and tiny lids.

Did you know that plastic bottle caps are often made from a different kind of plastic than the bottles they are attached to?  These different types of plastic have to be recycled separately.  If the bottle and the cap were recycled in the same batch of plastic,  the two different plastics would melt unevenly and the whole batch would be ruined.

This has been a fun project.  Please be sure to check back again in a few days to see our finished masterpieces!  Thanks for visiting.


About Mrs. Euken's Art Mooseum

*I am married to Mark and have 2 children, Whitney and Bradley and 2 grandsons. *I LOVE my job! I taught kindergarten and first grade in Red Oak for 26 years and I am now teaching K-3 art! I have around 350 students. This has been my lifelong dream. *While not working on things for school, I enjoy crocheting, weaving, camping, cooking, cake decorating & most of all, spending time with my granddchildren.

6 responses »

  1. Lisa Artherholt says:

    It’s a Red Oak Tiger…!!! Where is it going to be displayed? Hallway? Library?

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post. That piece of art work is so incredible.

  3. Maria Register says:

    Just beautiful! The kids did a great job. How did you attach the caps to the panel?

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