Gather your kids, because we are off on a DIY trip! This time we are making toy cars. Use recycled cereal boxes, or any thin cardboard packaging you have saved. You’ll also need a printer, paper for printing on, scissors, and white glue. Get the template by filling up this form. I’ll email you the … Continue reading How to make recycled cardboard toy cars – comes with a free template!
I’ve found a use for those Shakey’s paper cups that we’ve been accumulating. I’m using them to make DIY birthday hats! This is super simple. You just need leftover paper cups, poster paint, paint brushes, glue, pompoms, garter, and a hole puncher. You can get your pompoms at National Bookstore. The garter can be bought … Continue reading Make recycled pompom birthday hats
Here’s another DIY idea for a recycled toy – a camera! I made this one from a tea box, although any rectangular box will do. To the front of the box, I hot-glued a paper cup to make the lens. I also used hot glue to attach the plastic bottle cap knobs that you will … Continue reading Let’s make a recycled cardboard camera
What to do with the plastic bottles that shampoo and liquid soap come in? In our house, we cut up colorful pages from magazines, get a bottle of glue, and recycle the bottles into monsters. (“Friendly monsters,” my six-year-old insists.) This can be an opportunity to teach kids about shapes. You can cut up circles for the … Continue reading Make recycled shampoo bottle monsters
Let me start the DIY projects with this sweet recycling idea for kids. I love this one because it uses the plastic spoons and forks that I inevitably accumulate at home. I don’t order take-out a lot, but Lilou loves pizza and Shakey’s will, for some reason, always bring you spoons and forks even when you ask them not … Continue reading How to make recycled spoon & fork dolls
https://vimeo.com/163978402 Watch the kids enjoying our Decorate a Plush Activity beginning at the 1:27 mark. Clap your hands together for Lia del Castillo and everybody who puts this great project together every year!
At the baptism of Amanda's daughter Lila Amandine, she booked us for the baptism party. She says: "Since about 12 of my guests were 12 and under, I had Apol Lejano-Massebieau of La Pomme provide a DIY activity table for them. They were able to color, do fabric decoupage, and draw on their own plush animals. This … Continue reading Amanda Griffin-Jacob celebrates with a La Pomme party