Sunday, March 6, 2011
Starry Night Bottlecap Mural
This fall I made a large 8 ft. x 12 ft. mural with my elementary art students completely out of bottlecaps. We studied Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and then each of my 700 K-5th grade students took turns drilling in about 10 bottlecaps each. We used about 7,000 bottlecaps, all recycled from the students' homes! The idea came from artist, Michelle Stitzlein , who sells the complete instructions to the mural in her book, Bottlecap Little Bottlecap.