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
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!
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