Recycled Materials make the best crafts, right? I really wanted to make a wind sock to hang in my daughter’s bedroom but I didn’t want it to be too big. So an oatmeal container wouldn’t work. Then I was sitting, watching TV, probably Grey’s Anatomy, snacking on some pringles. YES! A pringles can. So I had to finish off the rest of the chips so we could make our windsock the next day (because pouring them into a ziplock bag wasn’t a valid option?!?).
I rinsed out the container and let it dry.
I cut the container in half with a regular kitchen knife. It wasn’t hard to do, surprisingly.
We wrapped & glued scrapbook paper on the outside.
For the streamers we used just that. Crape paper streamers. My daughter cut strips of them and then cut it in half long ways. It was perfect. I taped them on the inside of the bottom.
We glued a hemp cord on the inside of the top for the hanger.
It turned out beautiful. Who would have known that it started as a pringles can?
Reducing Waste, Reusing Materials, and Recycling is so important. Not only does it make for fun crafts and activities for both kids and adults, it is helping to keep this earth clean. I remember the moment that my daughter grabbed a cardboard box and asked if we could recycle it into a rocket ship. She understood that we were reusing the cardboard box to make a rocket ship, but I knew she didn’t understand what recycling really meant or the purpose & benefits of it. It was fine at the time, she was only 2 or 3, but now I want her to understand. I want her to understand why we don’t litter, why we don’t let the water run for no reason, and why we recycle. To help keep the world a beautiful place, a place where windsocks made from pringles cans are in every window. A place where making crafts from recycled materials is normal!
If you are interested in doing more crafts with recycled materials check out these ideas:
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For this week’s Free Unit Study, we are showcasing Reduce Reuse Recycle. This can be your go to resource for teaching your children about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. Have fun exploring these great ideas:
How To Make An Everest and Skye Paw Patrol Pinata from Crafty Mama in ME
Recycling tips for camping trips from FrogMom
Recycled Toy Robot Project from Brain Power Boy
How Paper is Recycled from Schooling a Monkey
Children’s Books About Recycling from The Jenny Evolution
Cutting Tray and Recycling Sorting from Parenting Chaos
Free Recycling Printables and Montessori-Inspired Recycling Activities from Living Montessori Now
Colorful Spring Windsock Made with Recycled Materials from Play Dough & Popsicles
How To Make A Flower Craft From Recycled Materials from Raising Little Superheroes
Tin Can Pencil Holder from Tales of Education at Home
Getting kids excited about recycling from Something 2 Offer
Simple & Fun Recycled Magazine Crafts for the Family From The Natural Homeschool
Sort Your Recycling Worksheets from Living Life and Learning