Kids are the future!
Firstly, kids will become responsible individuals who are aware of their surroundings and know ways that they can help improve them but also, they can have domino effect across generations. They will teach their parents, grand parents. Recycling can become a fun family activity!
A few ideas to start with...
HOW TO MAKE PAPER AT HOME?
Get some paper scraps and soak them for about 30 minutes in hot soapy water (dishwashing soap is fine).
Get your parents to mix the wet paper in a blender until it makes a paste. You can even add some food colouring to make fun coloured paper.
Pour the mixture into a large square frying pan and add about 3cm of water. Then press a piece of plastic on top of the mixture, which is the same size as the pan, and squeeze all of the water out.
Lay the plastic with the paper mixture on it on a tea tower and remove the plastic.
Lay another tea towel on top and roll it out with a rolling pin so it is very thin.
Get your parents to iron the mixture and leave it to dry for 24 hours.
Once it is dry, the paper is ready to use.
When the paper is dry, it may look something like this. It may be a little brittle, but is great for tags and cards.
Thanks to Kenburn Waste Management Solutions for this idea.
BUILD YOUR CAMERA
20 min crafting idea to build a cardboard camera with a cardboard box and the plastic lids of laundry detergent bottles.
No trip to the craft shop required, everything you need to make this cardboard camera is right there in your recycling bin.
In 20 minutes or less you’ll have a fun toy camera for your little one to be clickity clickity around the house! and when out shopping and visiting.
They can spot & take "pictures" of all the great & bad recycling ideas they can see!
Thanks to Molly for this lovely craft idea.
HOW TO RE-USE
YOUR EGG BOXES?
You can build all kinds of transport with them. Planes, trains, automobiles, pirate ships…
They’re super cute, simple to make at home with your little ones (all you need are scissors, paints and tiny passengers) and have excellent fuel efficiency.
Here are a few roadworthy characters to inspire you.
Thanks to Wonderbly for sharing this great idea.