Recycling is good, but upcycling is better! Upcycling is the process of taking what we normally throw away (used goods or waste material) to produce something that is often better than the original.
We create too much waste, and upcycling is a fun way to reduce the amount of garbage we generate. In this project, students will create upcycled items to provide better items for the classroom and this is a good exercise to help create a culture where students are not being told what to do. In this project they will be modeling a design thinking process.
The buzz in the maker space was a lot of fun!