Today Jen from Mum in the Madhouse has put together a great list of Earth Day recycled crafts and activities that you can do with your kids and is sharing one of them today on our site! I am so excited to have her here today because she is one of my favorite bloggers and she makes beautiful crafts! Be sure to check out her website and other Earth Day crafts and ideas!
We are big on Crafting at the Madhouse, however, we are also keen on using up what we have and recycling what we can. We tend to use a lot of recycled items in our crafting and I wanted to share with you our drink bottle skittles. We used bottles from my Mum’s recycling and I love that this is a craft that you can play with after you have made it.
Drinks Bottle Skittles Recycled Craft
- Empty Bottles with lids (we used 15)
- tempura paint
What we did:
- As the bottles we used were plastic we added some PVA to the paint to make it adhere. You could miss this stage out and prime the bottles with a couple of coats of PVA if you chose to. If you are going to do this then leave the bottles overnight for the PVA glue to dry.
- I put tempura paint in to small containers so the boys could chose the colours they wanted and added a brush to each one to try and keep colour contamination to a minimum (not that it was successful)!
- My boys had great fun decorating the bottles. They sploshed, striped, dotted, hand printed and basically had loads of fun making the skittles as colourful as possible.
- Once they had pained the bottles we let them dry overnight.
- We then added a small amount of water to make them more stable and put the tops back on
Be sure to check out Jen’s other great crafts that would be great to use to celebrate Earth Day and sustainability all year long.
- Recycling broken crayons
- Recycled garden tile art
- Paper plate food from magazines
- Painting with recycled objects
- Tin can windsock
- Recycled rocket craft
- Cardboard box crafts
- Milk carton birdhouses
- Egg carton wreath
- Cardboard roll kaleidoscope
Jen is passionate about crafting and cooking with children, and can often be found in the kitchen teaching her boys (aged 9 and 7) to make pizza dough, or making home-made gifts for family and friends. When not up to her eyes in Flour or paint, she can be found blogging about family life at www.muminthemadhouse.com
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