Family Activity: Finding Art
Learn about an artwork made from found objects and construct one yourself. Includes an art-making activity.
Make a sculpture of your own with objects from around your house.
- Spend a few days searching your home and neighborhood and collecting natural and man-made materials, such as leaves, branches, and broken toys. Be sure to ask for permission to take objects that are not yours! Fill a grocery bag with these materials until you have a good collection.
- With adult supervision, construct a sculpture from these objects using a glue gun or tape. Think about how you can use your materials to make a human, abstract, or machine-like form. If your construction cannot stand on its own, glue it to a cardboard or wood support.
- If you’d like, paint the final sculpture to give it a patina like cast sculpture.