Making the best out of waste has been a part of human life since the early ages. This habit of getting the best out of waste should be instilled in kids from an early age, not only to teach them about recycling but also to encourage their creativity. In today’s world recycling has a very important place. Starting with recycled craft ideas is the best way to introduce how to make the best out of unwanted stuff to your kids. There are numerous activities which you can do together using waste materials and other craft materials like colored papers, scissors and sticking glue. Recycled Craft ideas for Kids from waste materials include fun, educational activities as well as the chance to make your own homemade gifts. Here I had shared some crafts using waste materials. Make use out of it and enjoy!
01. PLASTIC PENCIL HOLDER – RECYCLED CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS
First remove the cap of the bottle and cut the top half of the bottle and keep it aside.
Then to make the color paper.
Gently lay down the bottom half of the bottle and mark at the top. Draw a straight line.
If it needs to be unique, then you can decorate it as shown in video. It’s up to you.
Now wrap the bottle with the paper and finish it off with glue.
SHEEP: Scroll the waste news paper and paste with the cotton around the paper. Use match stick for its legs.
LION: Take a chart and scroll some color papers and paste it over the chart. Then draw a lion face and keep it in the centre. Use ice cream sticks for its legs.
CROCODILE: Take the clip and some color papers. Now fold the paper step by step and unfold it. Then use those papers over the body and for legs as well for hands.
POLAR BEAR: Take the cotton cover and use it as bear’s body. Scroll some cotton for its head and make its legs, hands and ears with small pieces of paper as shown in video. Then cover the body sing thread.
CHEEKY MONKEY: Take some colorful cotton and some straw. Then bend the straw as shown and use it for hands and legs. Make the colorful cotton round shape and use it for face.
As children grow up, they have a wide variety of technology to play around with like laptops, games consoles, tablets and mobile phones, meaning sometimes they can miss out on the importance of spending time creating their own crafts.
Therefore, it becomes highly important to incorporate arts and crafts in to their life at very young age. This way it will be easier for children to maintain their interest in making crafts for years to come and help save the environment at the same time by encouraging them to create art from waste materials.