Now that society pushes everyone to go green, it is crucial that you your kids have an understanding of the importance of recycling.
As kids, many of us have played with empty bottles, cans, toilet paper rolls and other scrap materials.
Instead of throwing everything in the garbage bag, recycled crafts will be a great way to teach kids the importance of recycling.
Here are some tips on how to make recycled crafts for your young ones...
Recycled crafts for kids can be found almost anywhere around the house. From the kitchen, bedroom, garden or simply inside your trash bin.
You can take an empty toilet paper roll, coloured elastic bands, scrap cardboards cut into various shapes and glue to make a nice looking pencil holder.
Place little toy fishes and plants to make a mini ocean show for your kids or as decorations to their rooms.
If your child likes to play outside, teach him how to grow their own plants using old plastic containers as pots.
This kind of recycled crafts for kids also teaches them to take care of their environment.
Use an empty toilet roll for the chimney. Cut old magazines, giftwraps or paper and paste them as wall coverings and floors.
Add cutout pictures from magazines and mount them so they look like framed photos on the walls.
Cut and sew old clothes and use them as curtains. Add appliances inside the dollhouse using small tea boxes as oven, refrigerator, etc.
Make use of a soapbox or matchbox for a nice bed, tables, drawers, cabinets and other furniture.
Colour the outside of the dollhouse with paint and there you have it, a cool recycled dollhouse for your little girls.
Paper is one of the most recyclable materials that you can find at home. Get some old magazines and newspaper.
Fold and cut them into strips and weave them into baskets or bags. You can also make paper dolls, paper planes, etc.
Tear the newspaper into strips, dip one piece and stick it to the form you want your paper mache to look like.
You can make almost anything with paper mache and it is also a fun craft to teach your kids!
Recycled crafts for kids do not only help the environment but it also teaches them the importance of recycling and resourcefulness.
It is a fun way of helping kids become responsible individuals not only for themselves but also of nature.
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