Items to save to do recycled kids crafts & activities (and what to do with them)! Being a hands on mom often means saving items before recycling it.
We at Mommy Labs love hoarding junk and then upcycling them into something artful. From disposable glasses to dozens of cardboard boxes, from the tags on new dresses to fabric scraps – there’re very few things that can find their way to trash under our scanner eyes! I’m beyond delighted to share my daughter […]
DAY 26 CHALLENGE: PLAY IN A BOX DAY 26 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes playing with, in or around a cardboard box! Let the imaginations of your children decide what it will be today. Add any elements needed to create it. Inspiration: Tinkerlab had a cardboard box challenge last May, you can check out […]
Baby food jars and lids. Simple entertainment for a baby. And it’s something almost every mom has on hand. Henry asked to get these his ‘grain bins’ back out and George can’t stop playing with them. [Henry hasn't been the happiest about that either.] Ignore the numbers on the jars and lids, those were for […]
Henry and I made a real forest with upcycled tin cans, tree branches and a few plants. Henry loves picking up sticks at Grandma’s house. So that’s just what he did. While he added the biggest branches he could find to Grandma’s twig pile, I gathered some small sticks for our project. I snapped the branches to […]
I order a lot of my baby supplies (formula, baby food, diapers) online. My latest shipment came with a ridiculous amount of packaging. I ordered a stovetop’s worth – it came in 3 gigantic boxes (above) and had about 1 1/2 boxes worth of packaging. Since I had no control over the first R (reduce), we moved […]
Henry worked on his hand-eye coordination with his love for tools. All you need are some golf tees (thanks Mom) and Styrofoam. And, of course, your boy’s kid’s toy hammer(s). The Styrofoam had slants around the edge. For some reason or another, this is where Henry liked to nail his tees nails in. It made for a […]