Michelle Stitzlein has visited over 100 elementary schools and organizations as an artist-in-residence and shares her inspiration and how-to steps for creating art with plastic bottle caps, otherwise destined for the landfill (or worse, the ocean), in her books. These projects help children understand their own community’s role in consuming, using and disposing of plastics.
Her books Bottlecap Little Bottlecap
and Cool Caps!
explain the supplies needed and all the steps for multiple projects. Bottlecap Little Bottlecap
provides instructions for interactive murals, free-standing yard ornaments, lawn installations, and fridge magnets. Cool Caps!
provides instructions for aprons, window decals, cake/gift box toppers, free-standing sculptures, and outdoor decorations. They provide many tips on how to collect, clean and affix/apply bottle caps in general. They are available here