Friday, March 9, 2012

Turning Recyclables Into Memories


All it takes is a short walk down the toy aisle in your local department store to see how much toys have changed over the years. Not only are most toys made out of cheap, easily breakable plastics, but they can really leave your wallet sore. There's an easy way to kill two birds with one stone here, though, and all it takes is a quick look around your own home. Taking everyday items that would either be thrown away or ignored and forgotten and turning them back into things you can use can be an exciting and memorable playtime for you and your son or daughter.

One of the easiest and most common recyclable made toys is doll house furniture. Doll house accessories can be made out of anything from wood scrap chairs to cracker box cars. If you want to make a day of it, you could take all sorts of cardboard boxes and a set of crayons or makers and create an entire custom doll house out of your recyclable treasures. It's easy to take all kinds of recyclable materials and create entire wardrobes  for their toys and dolls.

Girls aren't the only ones who like to make recycled toys. Help your son make a suit of armor from milk jugs and let him be the knight of the castle for a day or turn scraps into cars for his action figures. Helping him take apart other toys to build new ones not only engages him into something creative, but also gives him the chance to see how things work while they are being taken apart. Whatever you choose to dd, make the most of this opportunity with your child. They will learn the responsibility of recycling and reusing while at the same time, creating happy memories together with you.

Guest Post by Robert Lobitz.

26 comments:

  1. I agree. One's garbage can be turned into treasure with the help of one's creativity.

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  2. recycled stuff are cool especially if one really has the idea how to utilize them

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  3. same with Didang's doll house, it was just made from recyclable materials..

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  4. Plastic toys sometimes contain chemicals which can be dangerous for kids. And yes, kudos to being resourceful. The last activity mentioned could also help improve a child's creativity! :-)

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  5. Good thing bout recyclables is you can save money out of it. You can spend time with your kids at the same time you teaching them to be more resourceful. Tnx for the post!

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  6. good idea, would love to see a sample of doll house from recycled materials ;)

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  7. agreed, anything can be useful you just need a little creativity.

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  8. Agree, we should teach our kids to recycle as early as possible. Cheaper din for parents! Lesser budget for kids' toys! ;)

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  9. Recycling is more fun. It boosts your resourcefulness and creativity

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  10. sometimes scrap are the best accessories in designing

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  11. recycling toys is actually a good idea... they can be used for other things... you'll just have to be creative...

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  12. Sometimes when my kids get bored... we do art from things we can find in the house and it enhances their creativity... =)

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  13. All we need is to unleash our creativity to turn a trash into something worthwhile.

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  14. It is always good to recycle and re-use. It both helps our environment and triggers our creative side :)

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  15. Kids love to play with toys whether new or recycled.Back in my childhood days ,all the toys are made out of trash(candy wrapper,cigarette pack,boxes, etc and everybody's happy.

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  16. This what I like to do too. I turn garbage into something useful. Ang saya di ba. Hehehe. I do some decorations made from trashes. Sana mavisit mo rin gawa ko. Hehehe. -Siningfactory.com

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  17. I love recycling. In fact my daughters favourite is recycle kite. Made from shopping bag and coconut stick. Ohhh she love's it!

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  18. I like recycling stuff. I'm into that :) Oh lemme try that to my lil kiddo. Not now but imma apply my creations to him :)

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  19. My little girl is the youngest and she seldom gets new toys because she gets her toys from old toys of my nieces. They're still fairly new coz they take good care of their belongings...

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  20. I definitely agree! :) Although our parents bought us tons of toys when my sis and I were still kids, we'd already recycle some stuff at home and make them our toys.. haha.. :D

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  21. agree. it still feels good to make something out of nothing. it brings out someone's creativity :)

    -itsmsairra.blogspot.com-

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  22. True. A child does not discriminate old and recycled from new and expensive. They just play and let their imagination run free. I don't believe that parents should always buy top-of-the-line toys to show their love for their kids. A little creativity with using recycled materials may even do them good.

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  23. things that seem to be junks already surely can be reinvented and turned into usable masterpieces.

    originality
    creativity
    uniqueness
    are the keys in making it possible.

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  24. Good thinking. Agree with you. This is the environment friendly thinking. Kids are always happy with car toys.

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