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Reviewed December, 1998
Link updated December 1, 2004

The Imagination Factory

The Imagination Factory is a fun place to learn creative ways to recycle by making art projects.

The site has colorful graphics and a fun design, but its blue lettering on a sculpted background can sometimes be difficult to read.

The site has one of those wonderful "jump right to the good stuff" buttons at the beginning of the home page that will take you directly to the art activity of the month. From here there is a link to an indexed archive of past activities. Most of the pages have navigational links at the bottom that will take you to the main sections of the site. The home page has a general site index.

The Imagination Factory is a great site for planning art activities. It is also a great place to get a little inspiration from the lady who created it, Marilyn Brackney. The site has lots of great activity ideas including: origami boxes made from old greeting cards, jewelry made from junk mail, a rain stick made out of a cardboard tube and some chicken wire, and plenty more. While you're there, be sure to check out some of the other departments listed on the home page. Click on Education to find a few good tips about how we can recycle and reduce the trash that ends up in our landfills. Learn more about Marilyn Brackney and some of the other projects she's done by clicking on Creative. And if you want to keep on cruisin' the net check out the Research and Development page for a list of links to other art and environment pages. If you chose to skip directly to the art activities you might want to go back to the home page and check out the Trashasaurus Rex, the 9 foot tall trash-sculpted mascot of the site. He's made almost entirely from post-consumer "trash" and is quite a sight!