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.