6th Grade Art

T-shirt to bag!


A fun way to encourage recycling and reusing old materials.  Students bring in an old t-shirt and turn it into a bag they can use for any occasion.


Learning objectives

  1. Learn the importance of recycling and reusing
  2. Discover interesting facts about fast fashion
  3. Find ways to be more eco-friendly and a smarter shopper


  1. Old t-shirt
  2. Scissors
  3. Textile markers or textile paint


  1. Put students in groups of 4 or 5
  2. Play Fast Fashion Trivia which can be found here.
  3. Talk to students about what they have learned during trivia and ask them ways they can combat fast fashion.
  4. Start to cut the t-shirt to look like a bag. A video can be found below.
  5. Students can then decorate their bag as they wish.