Calling All SuperArtists!!!
This challenge is inspired by a very special orchestra comprised of kids from Cateura, Paraguay. The children of Orquesta de Reciclados de Cateura, led by Flavio Chávez, make beautiful music using instruments created entirely out of garbage. Turning trash-into-music, their instruments are made from wooden pallets, paint/oil cans, forks and coins - all things found at the Cateura landfill where they live. Get inspired by this trailer for the fantastic documentary Landfill Harmonic about the journey of these young musicians and the transformative power of music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXynrsrTKbI
Your SuperArtist challenge is to create an instrument for your own recycled orchestra out of something you can find in your recycling bin — cardboard! Think of your creation as a musical cardboard sculpture - you’ll have to use your imagination to hear its actual sound (...making an actual instrument is a little advanced for a SA challenge!). Creativity gives you the magical ability to see beyond the normal uses of the most ordinary (and seemingly worthless) items like trash and cardboard.
To Begin —
Once you choose which instrument your creation will be inspired by, look at a photo to examine the instruments shape and main details. Think about whether you want your instrument to look more realistic or abstract.
Cardboard, scissors and glue or tape will be your go-to materials. Cutting cardboard is a real workout for little hands, so you may need help from a parent/caregiver. You may want to add detail with markers or use objects from around the house to add to your instruments look. And, you never know what kind of treasures you’ll find in the trash (please ask your parents first though)!!!!
Pick a song for your instrument and play along to it for some family entertainment. Snap a photo of your musical cardboard sculpture and post to our SA gallery @lululeofund on Instagram.*
...And check out upcoming screenings of Landfill Harmonic here.
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