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Rain Barrel Art
It's not just good for the Earth...it's FUN!
Rain Barrel Art
You can be water wise, help the environment, make your plants happy, and have fun creating GARDEN ART at home or school by recycling plastic drums used for food storage. This DIY project is a fun art and science project for school, or a garden art/conservation project for the whole family at home!
EARTH'S WATER SUPPLY
Fifth grade students at Concordia Elementary School in San Clemente enjoy the third year their grade has painted and installed rain barrels in their school's butterfly and veggie gardens.
In three years, students have recycled 19 rain barrels that may have otherwise ended up in the land fill!
Enthusiasm for the project has spread. Now two more schools in San Clemente are harvesting rainwater and completing projects tied to curriculum.
INSTALLED RAIN BARRELS
These barrels collect water from the roof tops through a diverter off the rain gutter and down spout during the rainy season and students happily fill and refill their watering cans to help water their school garden and watch it grow.
Source: Rain Barrels: A
BARREL PROJECT SUPPLIES
quality); search CraigsList for local
requires tin snips.
connecting multiple barrels, use PVC
and flexible plastic tubing from the
Krylon Fusion for PLASTIC as the base
2 coats/2 cans
(not washable kid paint) and a clear UV
Krylonspray paint for protection (painting
bocks for independent base; build a wood
lattice base out of 2" x 3" lumber, suggested.