As parents, we have the ability (and responsibility) to teach our children environmental awareness. One of the easiest ways to peak your kiddos enthusiasm in the subject is by introducing them to upcycling: turning something old, into something new.
Since projects only requires discarded items and imagination, it is perfect for all ages. A great way to get started is by entering Woodland Park Zoo upcycling contest for their Party for the Planet event April 5-13.
Woodland Park Upcycled Wild Craft Contest
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
1. All entries need to be created from used material that would be normally make their way to the trash or recycled bins. Examples would be empty containers, reclaimed wood, outgrown clothing, old newspapers, used toy and game pieces.
2. Prohibited items include batteries, aerosol cans, glass, new materials or any food.
3. Contestants can glue, thread, paperclips, string, staples etc. when needed to connects pieces together or complete the design.
4. All entries must be no larger than 2 feet x 2 feet by 2 feet but are not limited to any specific medium.
5. Finished artwork can be submitted between March 29 and April 11 at the West Entrance membership office. Fill out the entry form and include it with the project during zoo hours.
6. The challenge is open to ages five and over, with judging divided into four categories:
Ages 5-8 / 9-13/ 14-18 / 19 + up
7. Ribbons will be awarded with one winner selected in each age group and earn a Real Close Tour for two people along with an upcycled item from the zoo’s Conservation Commerce. An overall winner will be chosen out of the four winners and also earn an upgraded Conservation Commerce item.