Recycled plastic toys inspiration

I was aghast to discover that the Philippines is the third biggest dumper of plastic in the ocean. I had an inkling that we were failing there. My family lived for one year on a secluded beach in Bohol. It was great on the weekdays. Then every weekend droves would come for Sunday picnics, littering our paradise with … Continue reading Recycled plastic toys inspiration

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How to make recycled cardboard toy cars – comes with a free template!

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!

Make recycled shampoo bottle monsters

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