Plarn Ball

Plarn Ball

Contributed by students from Lincoln Elementary
Anoka, MN

The Plarn Project

The plarn project is an ongoing multi-phase nation wide project exploring consumerism, environmentalism, and art education. If you would like to be a part of it please follow the directions below and pass on the word to others. We have partnered with many schools and individuals across the country and would like your help too. We estimate around 60,000 bags were re-used for the third installation. We invite you to follow our prior plarn projects on our archived blog or check out Arena. We are in the planning process of the next phase, and we will have more specifics of where and when soon.

How to Participate

  1. Contact us by e-mail . We would like to hear from you.
  2. Collect gently used and clean plastic bags, we know you have some!
  3. Learn how to make a plarn ball.
  4. Invite friends, family, students, and colleagues to plarn too.
  5. Print Plarn Tally Form to help us keep track of the bag and ball count.
  6. Plarn like mad!
  7. Fill out the Plarn Partner Form so we can credit you on the website.
  8. Ship finished plarn balls to go.hein. The address is on the Partner form.

Why Participate?

  • Help the environment by re-using bags
  • Recognition on the go.hein website
  • Certificate of participation (schools only)
  • Online interview with one of the artists (schools only)
Special Thanks to Our Participants

2010 Plarn Project Arena: Sculpture Key West - Key West, FL

  • Lincoln Elementary - Anoka, MN
  • Ellendale Elementary - Bartlett, TN
  • Clover Middle School - Clover, SC
  • Bolton High School - Arlington, TN
  • Liberty Technology Magnet High School - Jackson, TN
  • Germantown Middle School - Germantown, TN
  • E.A. Harrold Elementary - Millington, TN
  • Southwind High School - Memphis, TN
  • Wooddale High School - Memphis, TN
  • Lewisburg High School - Olive Branch, MS
  • Westwood Elementary - Memphis, TN
  • Germantown High School - Memphis, TN
2009 The Plarn Project: Brooklyn, NY
  • Bon Lin Elementary - TN
  • West Point Elementary - CA
  • Highland Oaks Elementary - TN
  • Collierville Middle School - TN
  • Wooddale High School - TN
  • Riverdale Elementary - TN
  • Lincoln Elementary - MN
  • Camelot School - IL