Trash to Toy: 6 Creative Projects to Make With Recyclables

Are you constantly looking for creative projects for your kids?

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.

Are you constantly looking for creative projects for your kids? Discover 6 creative projects you can make with recyclables found 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.

Most importantly, it’s just plain fun to turn trash into treasures. There’s no limit to what you can make when you take random items and turn them into something else.



How to Make a Piñata From Recycled Materials

Want a fun way to get your kids into recycling?

Looking to harness your kids’ desires to create (and destroy) things?

Make an earth piñata from reused and recycled household items.

It’s more than just a fun recycled craft project for your family. Slip in lessons on global geography, local natural resources and math (like fractions).

In this article, I’ll show you how to make a piñata of the earth and fill it with natural materials for a fun game that also makes the perfect centerpiece for a party, picnic or family day at home.

How to make an Earth piñata with your kids. It's a fun recycled craft, earth day game and lesson in geography, natural resources and math all in one.

Why Make an Earth Piñata?

Creating an earth piñata is a great way to start a conversation about recycling and encourage your kids to think like global citizens. They’ll learn about continents, oceans and nearby natural habitats. Plus, they’ll start thinking about how to recycle and reuse things at home.

It’s also an excellent excuse to host an ecologically centered event that delights all ages. Who can resist a piñata party?


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