Team member: Adam (K)
My main idea was to create a farm with many animals and a farmer. I liked this idea because windmills used to be on farms and are an excellent wind energy source.
I gathered all the needed materials to create my energy-inspired art using recycled materials.
Here’s the list:
- Plastic cup with beans inside to make weight as the base.
- White beans for making weight on the cup so the bowl won’t fall
- Popsicle sticks to hold the rainbow.
- Styrofoam bowl over the cup to simulate the planet earth and, on top, create the farm.
- Little Animals
- Crayons to color the rainbow
- Paper to make the rainbow
- Hot glue
- Carton for the structure of the windmill base.
- Gorilla tape to hold the carton
- DC motor to make the windmill move
- AA batteries
- Plastic vane
- Dried grass to decorate.
Description and Process
First, I filled a plastic cup with beans to create weight as the base. Then, I added white beans to the cup to ensure the bowl wouldn’t fall.
Next, I used popsicle sticks to hold up the rainbow, which I created by coloring a paper rainbow with crayons. I attached the rainbow to the sticks with glue.
I used a styrofoam bowl to simulate the planet earth and placed it on top of the cup. I then created a farm on the bowl using paint and little animals.
To create the windmill, I used a carton to create the structure of the windmill base. I used gorilla tape to hold the carton in place.
My mom helped me create a circuit using a DC motor and batteries so I could make the windmill move. I used AA batteries to power it. Also, I added a plastic vane that I painted to the windmill. I use white for the windmill base and vane.
I added the animals, the farmer, and the dried grass to decorate the farm and windmill. Also, I added a small sign that says “MOO” for the cow and some beans as chicken eggs.
The result was a beautiful energy-inspired art piece that showcases the importance of wind energy in a fun and creative way, using recycled materials.