Media & Techniques

Unbox Creativity: Let’s Explore the Best Cardboard Tips for the Art Room! (Ep. 1)

Join elementary art teacher, Renae Greene, as she provides her top tips for art teachers’ favorite free material—cardboard! Renae breaks down where to snag the best cardboard, her go-to cardboard tools, and tons of “out-of-the-box” ways to use cardboard in the art room. Watch for cardboard looms, sculpture bases, paint palettes, hot glue gun and craft knife mats, and DIY yarn storage.

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Lindsey McGinnis

Lindsey McGinnis is AOEU’s Media Content Manager and a former high school art educator. She is passionately equipping art teachers to be successful in their classrooms and firmly believes that art is a safe place for students to explore and process the challenging topics and concepts around them.

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