Do you want activities that ignite their imaginations?
Make things with recyclables.
When you use items found in your recycling bin or around the house to create toys and treasures kids love, it inspires them to tap into their creativity and use what’s available.
In this article I’ll show you six things you can make with found items in your home.
Why Create Things With Recyclables?
When you create things using items from the recycling box, it’s good for the environment and also helps develop your child’s imagination and creativity.
It teaches kids that once something has been used for its initial purpose, it doesn’t mean that we have to throw it away.
And it’s an excellent family project, because you’re working on something together.
Want to ignite their imaginations and help them create their own fun?
Give them another kind of box—an empty shoebox. It’s (almost) all you’ll need to keep everyone entertained.
In this article I’ll share 10 quick and inexpensive ways to have fun with a shoebox.
With ideas for games and creative play, sensory stimulation and memory challenges, even organization and writing practice, you’re sure to find something your kids will enjoy, right in your recycling bin.
Why Try Shoebox Projects?
Shoeboxes are the perfect size. They’re big enough to inspire imagination, but small enough to be a manageable project and easily stored at the end of the day. You can even use a shoebox to store a project. Play games, construct objects—the sky’s the limit.
A shoebox adventure is multi-dimensional, whether you make a mini-theater, a zoo, a fish tank or something your kids haven’t imagined yet. You and your kids can create characters and a backstory, make a shoebox “home” where they can come to life and then enter into your imaginary world again and again for hours of fun, creative play.
Got any cardboard boxes ready to recycle?
Create some corrugated family fun! The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the Internet to find cool stuff you can make from cardboard boxes.
In this article I’ll show you how to “upcycle” cardboard into several different projects that your kids will love. So hold off on that trip to the recycling center and read on for some unexpected ideas.
Why Make Projects Out of Cardboard?
Remember when your kids were little and they seemed to enjoy the box as much (or more) than the present itself? Preschoolers and toddlers have a knack for turning a plain old box into a car or a boat or some other kind of adventure. Kids are wired to be imaginative and cardboard is the perfect blank canvas.
Feed their imaginations! The fun doesn’t have to end when your kids get a little older. They may just need some bigger ideas. Cardboard can be an awesome medium for anyone to make something fun out of. It’s free, plentiful, strong yet flexible and easy to work with.
This time of year, you might have a lot of extra cardboard boxes around the house. Take a look at those boxes and envision your kids creating something innovative and entertaining. Here are some ideas to help.