Jul 12, 2008

Recycling castle

We quite often make random stuff by glueing together what's in the recycling bin. The kids help with putting it together and then they paint and decorate it and when it's dry, play with it. When the creation loses it's appeal they can pull it appart and put all the bits in the recycling bin outside.

Here's the castle we made and the bizzare game of balancing teaset items on it that was popular for quite some time. Take a moment to notice the toy lion that looks like he's taking a leak on one of the turrets. Nice.
I think this was made up of a couple of cereal boxes, a pancake mix box, a kfc popcorn chicken box (mmm dirty), some yoghurt pots, some toilet roll tubes, some paper plates and a few plastic forks, oh and a couple of sandwich bag boxes.

1 comment:

Karin said...

Wow, I just read through the entire "recycling" category of posts! : ) What fun fun crafts!!! And what a wonderful mom/caretaker/overseer you are that you let the 4-and-under crowd have at it with paint. I need to learn to "let go" in that area a little. Whenever they ask to paint, I tell them "When Daddy's home..."

Anyway, I've gotten a lot of inspiration on what kinds of things we can build next. Thank you so much for posting all of these!

(I recently cut way back on the blogs I read and am trying to stay there, but I feel I MUST add you to my reader. So inspiring (and funny to boot), how can I not?!?)