Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Recycled Materials Used for Children's Activities

 Recycled Materials Used for Children's Activities 

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It is very important for children to conserve the environment and appreciate their surroundings. In order to keep them busy and also teach them the importance of the environment, one can perform a lot of educational and fun activities with the recyclable material available at home. 

Sharing readily available recyclable materials for children's activities:

Cardboard :

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One of the easiest materials available in everyone's houses. Collect the cardboard boxes that you receive from Amazon or Flipkart. These boxes can be used in various ways for children's activities. 

  • Cut a piece of card board and let your child do free hand painting. It can become a canvas for him.
  • You can cut different shapes and use it for school projects, number  activities and literacy games.
  • Card board is one of best materials to do craft activities. 

Bubble Wrap :
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A lot of bubble wrap is used as packaging material. Instead of throwing it, it can be used for painting. Take a piece of bubble wrap, apply some paint and let your child dab it on a piece of paper. Children love the wonderful texture of the bubble wrap painting.

Plastic Bottles :
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Instead of throwing the plastic bottles and harming the environment, one can cut the bottles into halves and make it into planters. Bottles can used for craft activities too. Use your creative skills and paint the bottles. 

Bottle Caps :
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You can not only save bottles but can use their caps too for activities for children. These caps come in very handy for color recognition, sorting, number and language activities for kids.

Newspaper :

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Another very versatile material for children's activities. You can use newspapers to make paper bags, use it for gift wrapping materials and also can be used for paper mache. A lot of pictures can be sued from the newspapers to make a collage.


Cans/ tins :
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Instead of throwing away coke cans, decorate them and make cute pen stands for your child's study table. 

Involve your children in all these activities and see how much they enjoy themselves. Let them explore and have fun with all the materials. Children do not need expensive toys to learn and play. By suing the recyclable material, they won't only enjoy themselves but also learn how to make the most of what is available to them. It is better to start young and teach them the importance of conserving the environment.


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27 comments:

  1. Art and crafts using recycled material is the best. Today my daughter had "Best out of waste" competition at school and she made a toy bag using a shirt box, used gift wrapping paper and an old shoelace.

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  2. I loved the concept of using recycled materials and help our nature to clean. Really loved reading the article as childhood is the best time when children can learn to live a sustainable life.

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  3. As an educator and a kindergarten curriculum expert & designer this was so lovely to read......Such delightful ideas and suggestions!!!❤������

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  4. Wow, wonderful ideas of recycling of wastes. I receive so many parcels and consequently bubble wraps, cardboard boxes. Let me try these DIYs and do the best out of the waste.

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  5. I love to create best out of waste. All this options are so doable and infact I have used them all. Thanks for sharing dear.

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  6. Excellent ideas, Simrit. There are so many ways recycled materials can be used. I will definitely be sharing this with my friends who are young parents.

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  7. Apart from the tin cans, I have used all other materials when I used to teach craft to kids in my apartment. It is easy for them to find these items and they don't have to shell out lots of money if they want to experiment.

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  8. We have instilled this habit from our mother from childhood. We have interest in crafts and have fun in doing them. Loved the post too much. Do share your children's crafts with us.

    - Swarnali Nath

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  9. At my sister's house i have seen she does use a lot of recycled things for my niece's use.

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  10. A great way to teach kids new crafts and to teach them to recycle things too. Another helpful post by you, Simrit.

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  11. That's quite nice ideas and tips to reuse things. A great read.

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  12. "Kabaad se Jugaad", I don't remember where I read this, but it striked me reading your post...best thing to do with kids..

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  13. These recycled materials make the best crafts. You have shared some really useful ones. Newspapers were very popular for crafts with my children when they were young.

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  14. These are some very interesting ideas. Children often fall short of play material and such creative suggestions do work.

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  15. Wonderful ideas! Instead of buying a new toy every time the child demands it these ideas are really great. It will also teach them the value of things.

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  16. Great ideas for recycling or rather upcycle. I did this with my kids and now I see my daughter in law doing the same with my grandsons. Wish everyone followed these tips.

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  17. I think i have used all of them in some way or the other in the past but haven't of lately. As kids we did a lot of creative activities but as we got older stuff become more mundane and boring and convenient

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  18. Kids have so much fun with craft truly...will try the one with cardboard as a canvas...looks easy and less clean up 😊

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  19. Yeah, I also teach doing craft works from used materials and we both have loads of fun doing them

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  20. I am so lethargic in doing craft activities. But I Must say this recycling idea ignites my sense to hands on some. I am definitely going to try Bottle caps activity.

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  21. I loved your post for two reasons.... The use of waste materials and the children's activities..... It's very important for the present generation....

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  22. This is a wonderful read. We always encourage our kids to use waste material for their craft activities and they really like it.

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  23. Art and craft with reusable articles is really a fun. Liked your bottle caps idea, start collecting them now. We are painting all the Thandai bottles as of now.

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  24. Simrit these are great options to use for crafting. Eollt ry

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  25. This was super useful blog for a mother with so many ways recycled materials can be used. I will definitely be sharing this with my friends who are young parents.

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  26. Indeed we need to prepare our children to consume less and recycle more ❤️

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