Project BioChemical Arts and Crafts

Project Renewables Arts and Crafts
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Sweet potatoes ready for harvest

This is my project BioChemical arts and crafts summer camp. Some projects are subject to change.

Project BioChemical Arts and Crafts.

  1. Make a solar flower
    • Make portraits of flowers with light responsive paper and sunlight.
  2. Make a leaf paper origami
    • Make paper from pressed flowers and leaves that have been dried. Treat dried leaves and flowers with alcohol and press into paper. Make an origami shape.
  3. Make a cricket condominium
    • Make a small colony of crickets with a tin box, sponge, egg carton, and feed. Decorate the condo.
  4. Make an herb wreath
    • Make a small wreath with grapevine and twine. Decorate the wreath with fresh herbs to dry them in the sun.
  5. Make a natural plant dye
    • Make a natural plant dye with various fruits and plants that transfer color. Use salts to set the color as a natural liquid pigment.
  6. Make a bamboo kaleidoscope
    • Make a cut bamboo kaleidoscope with a prism and a glass lens. Decorate the color wheel with natural dyes and melted wax crayons.
  7. Make a plant-dyed t-shirt
    • Make simple tie-dyed tshirts with the pigments created as a craft. Set the color with salts and allow to dry.
  8. Make fertilizer kits
    • Make small bags of fertilizer sealed with heated wire closures. Add a straw and stopper then heat shrink the straw to the plastic.
  9. Make a one quart fertilizer kits
    • Make a mixture of fertilizer. Fill the fertilizer kits with your fertilizer.
  10. Make a 1 Qt water purifier
    • Make a water purifier with a 1 quart mason jar. Add filtering material and a funnel made of plastic.
  11. Make paper mache nesting dolls
    • Make a nested doll mold. Create hollow nesting dolls that will fit into each other. Decorate them.
  12. Make an ecosystem poem
    • Make 14 magnetic words about ecosystems. Create poems and haikus with them by matching them with madlibs.
  13. Make fertilizer how-to cards
    • Make cards with Lewis Diagrams that explain how fertilizer works and how to create them.
  14. Make sugar balls ornaments
    • Make a delicate sugar globe by growing crystals in a high concentration sugar solution.
  15. Make a teacup diorama
    • Make a small delicate biome in a glass teacup. Create a story about your biome.
  16. Make a plaster and seed LEGO wall
    • Make LEGO molds filled with planting matrix made of moss, fertilizer, sand and seeds. Build an herb wall by stacking LEGO “bricks”.
  17. Make a planet with tectonic plates
    • Make a globe from an inflatable ball out of paper mache. Create continents and islands.
  18. Make a soil design cycle
    • Make a paper plate design cycle that gives data about soil health.

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