Making crafts with children is a fun activity where they can learn many things. For example, we can use materials that at first glance have no further use and therefore teach children how to recycle or reuse. It will be a good way to make children aware of the importance of giving new uses to things that previously seemed unusable. We can build on the rule of the 3 R's: reduce, reuse and recycle. With this we will teach children about the need to help protect the environment. You will find this to be entertaining and good family fun as well as being very instructive. Do not miss this oneHOWTO article on how to make crafts with waste material.
Painting flower pots
Planting flowers or trees with little kids is a very instructive activity, but it is always nicer when planting in a nice pot which we have painted ourselves. This idea is great for balconies, terraces and gardens as we can then boast about what little great artists we have at home.
You can also try making your own flower pots with waste material.
Tetra packs that become shoes
Tetra packs are commonly found around the house as containers for milk, juice, broth... These are discarded on a daily basis. That's why we want to share a fantastic idea that the little girls in the house will especially love. What girl does not like heeled shoes like those that princesses wear?In this article we explain how to make a shoe out of a tetra carton.
Lollie stick pencil holder
It is important that children keep their toys tidy and in their place; this also applies to their pencils, crayons, markers, etc. Kids will not only like making this but will also be delighted in the preliminary activity of eating the ice lollies. You'll be able to learn how to make it with our article on how to make a pencil holder with lollie sticks.
Bracelets with spoons and forks
If at home you have spoons and forks that have been accidentally bent do not get rid of them. At OneHowTo.com we will show you a creative way to put them to good use: turn cutlery into bracelets. This is ideal to surprise small and not so small family members with these reused and original jewels.
Animals with plastic gloves
Like everyone else, you must have l mismatched rubber or plastic gloves or those gloves used in supermarkets and petrol stations ying around the house. Now we will show you a good way to reuse them by creating some funny animals. You can create a fun fish made from gloves. Alternatively, you can make a colourful crab.
Socks that become puppets
Similarly to what occurs with gloves, we often lose socks leaving odd ones behind. But this will stop being a problem as you can make puppets of any character with those socks. Using these, children can perform a play, previously working out the script.
For Christmas, you can decorate glass jars, or make snow globes with kids, learn how to do it.
Homemade finger paint
Painting pictures or murals depicting environmental matters or natural landscapes can also be an interesting activity which will enhance children's awareness of the importance of recycling. Children love finger painting as they have so much fun getting dirty. You'll just need to take a look at our article how to make non-toxic finger paint at home.
Animals and transports made with walnuts
Using nut shells as the main material we can easily make various funny animals which serve as decoration or as props from which to create stories:
Or different means of transport such as ships and planes.
Transformed clothes pegs
It is very common for clothes pegs to separate into two parts and become unusable for hanging, but this does not mean we should throw them away. In OneHowTo we want to show you a great way to reuse them. You can make a plane with clothes pegs or make a butterfly with clothes pegs.
Diorama with a shoebox
If your children love drawing and letting their imagination run wild , why not try to make a diorama out of a shoebox? It's as easy as painting the inside of the box to suit your chosen theme and use the box lid to draw and cut out the elements that will fill your creative diorama!
Toilet paper roll snake
Toilet paper rolls are maybe one of the household items that are used the most. In order to re-use them, we can make these fun snakes. It's as easy as painting the inside and outside of the rolls with a cardboard-friendly paint, letting it dry and cutting it in a spiral shape.. A lighter color is better so we can add other colors to decorate on top.
Once it is cut, cut a pointed tongue on one of the ends and decorate it with a permanent marker. For its eyes, you can either draw them on or stick on some ready-made eyes on it.
For more ideas for crafts with toilet roll, check out our article How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Crafts.
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- Use recycled materials to do activities with children.