How To Upcycle Material Found At Home For Kids
A home that is full of kids is also full of laughter and fun. An abode that is filled to the brim with children is also brimming with clutter. Mess and chaos are part and parcel of having young ones at home. But with some clever thinking and few crafty ideas, one can reduce the clutter and create some incredible toys for the little hands. Here are some ideas on upcycling materials found lying in residence to build toys for children.
1. A guitar out of a shoebox
For your toddler, pick an old shoebox, gift wrap it and make two holes in the top and the front. Attach rubber bands to the holes exactly like the strings of a real guitar and, et voila, you have a toy. Show the little one how you can strum the ‘rubber band’ strings to make music.
2. A playhouse made of an old tablecloth.
Every home that has a child has a pile of old tablecloths that are too dirty to be used. Take one or two tablecloths and some hook-and-loop tape. Use the adhesive to transform the dining room table into a fairy castle or indoor playhouse. To accent the doorways or to add curtains, wield old napkins or any scrap of fabric.
3. A pool noodle into a bowling alley.
An easy entertainment for kids all age is bowling granted it should be child-friendly. Pick a thin yoga mat (it becomes the alley) and two pool noodles (they become the side bumpers) to make a bowling alley. For the pins, recycle old bottles or chop canisters.
All three ideas are great at recycling stuff that can be found in some corner of a home. Plus, they keep the children busy, at least for an hour or two!