One very fun activity we can do with the little ones in the house is making toys from recycled materialsThey’ll have as much fun making them as they will playing with them. This is a economic way to provide our children with resources to play and have fun. In this article of aHow, we offer some examples about how to make toys out of recycled material.
Truck with bottles
A very original idea is to build trucks with demijohns or plastic bottlesfor example of detergent, soap, softener, etc. and bottle tops. The bottle handle can serve as an opening, although it can also make more holes with the help of a serration. For the wheels, we will use the lids and attach them with glue.
You can rig the truck with colored adhesive lining or painting with permanent labelers to convert it into an ambulance, a fire truck, a pizza delivery van, etc.
Another option to build a toy with recycled material is to take advantage of the cheese boxes in portions, egg boxes and sticks in general. These are elements that are easily found in homes and can be used for build an alien ship. In this way, cut out one of the spaces in the plastic egg box and make a hole of the same size in the cardboard box so that they fit together. Likewise, in the other part of the box you will have to make four holes to insert the ice cream sticks; you can do this with a serration or a pair of sharp scissors.
To do the alienLook for any cork, plastic or other similar elements that fit inside the ship. To decorate the UFO and its integral, use paints, adhesives, etc.
You can also manufacture traditional games like dominoes. Instead of using recycled material, you will need medium-sized flat stones; the stones on the banks of the river or on the beach are ideal.
The complete set of domino stones has 28 piecesthen look for 28 stones of similar size. Then paint the complete numbering, from double white to double six.
A toy that enchants children and that can be made with recycled material are the multi-storey car parkswhere they can park their cars. For this, you will need moldable cardboard, for example, a box.
Trace the route that the cars will follow and make cuts in the area that we will join with the lower floor. When joining both cardboards, create the up and down routes where toy vehicles will transit. It is also possible to place the cardboard on a staircase and join the steps with up and down paths.
Snake with stopper lids
The cork tops are another element that is very common in all houses and are usually thrown away. In aHow we propose to take advantage of them and make this fun snakewhich could be as long as you want. In addition to corks, you will need a string, a serration or knife and a needle or sharp object to pierce the covers (this should be done by an adult).
Cut the corks of the same size and drill a hole in the middle of them so that the string goes through it. At the ends, tie a knot so that it serves as the top and does not disassemble the snake; finally, use a labeler to paint the face of the reptile.
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