Students in the art club at Braelinn Elementary created a mural of the American Flag using more than 3,000 recycled bottle caps.
As a way to teach the fourth and fifth graders about art and recycling, Braelinn Elementary teacher Dr. Ellen Mitchell worked with students to handcraft the mural using plastic lids from bottled water and juice drinks, and aluminum pop-tops from soda cans.
Soon, students throughout the school caught the spirit of collecting lids, and a school-wide race ensued to see which homeroom could collect the most. Lids started pouring in from far and wide. Read More»