Upcycling isn’t new to us in this house at all.
We save almost anything that comes through this door in the hopes to somehow use it in an upcoming activity [even though it drives my husband insane]. But a lot has come in handy and plus it shows the boys how to reuse many common objects for more than its original intention. [Be inspired to save your recyclables for upcyling with plenty of ideas!]
And then, of course, we recycle what we can!
As well as upcycling and recycling, how else can you be earth-friendly, and model that to your kids?
There were a couple posts that absolutely caught my eye on It’s Playtime! A couple nature posts that can give you the opportunity to show your kids how to take care of the earth. I also included some good upcycling posts that you’ll love!
- [on left] Explore nature and find some sticks to have some fun with! The Good Long Road has 10 ideas to play with sticks!
- [on right] Make ice boats and float them away in a river or pond. Reading Confetti shares a completely earth-friendly ice boat so there’s no littering!
[above, clockwise from top-left]
- Reuse all your pop bottle caps for some learning play! [From Stay At Home Educator]
- We eat the fruit from these fruit cups daily! I never thought to reuse them until I saw these recycled jellyfish from Sugar Snips!
- Upcycle some tin foil to make constellations! Love this idea from Crafty Moms Share.
- NurtureStore recycles a box and makes a sailor a boat!
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