Today the secrets behind Tandem Teaching’s Earth Fair Exploratorium Extravaganza booth are revealed (with photos). The Earth Fair is a zero-waste event and our theme for the day was non-consumer based play. We wanted our space to reflect both of those things.
Patrick and Edmund imagined and designed an amazing booth made out of materials lying around Patrick’s house. The Exploratorium was built with tons of different containers – cd holders, tupperware, bowls, office supply boxes. The boxes were filled with pipe cleaners, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, old crayons, buttons, qtips and, of course, cups. Everything was recycled or reused. Talk about non-consumer based play!
The extremely talented Edmund illustrated and hand-lettered beautiful bulletin boards to match the look of the site. They were held in place by crates and brooms and mops (once again items Patrick already owned).
You can see more pictures of our Earth Fair fun (with jello!) on Flickr and our Facebook fan page. For more ways to engage your child without gadgets and gizmos, check out All About Inventive Play: the e-Kit.