Last month I connected with crafting mommy bloggers around the world to collate Waste Material Craft or beautiful things made by waste material. As promised, this piece is a second part of that blog. This post encloses easy things made from waste material like toilet paper roll, leftover chips packet, newspaper, envelopes from your post, junk mail etc.
These crafting activities are not only engaging but also instill a very valuable lesson of product recycling in impressionable young mind.
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Ladybug Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Most children get excited when they hear about ladybug because they can easily identify this beautiful creature. When I was young ladybird was my favorite insect while I hated reptiles. This craft is super simple and easy to make. This is one of the beautiful things made by waste material.
Grab following items for this simple waste material craft
- Tissue Paper Roll
- Black Cardstock
- Red Cardstock
- Red and Black Craft Paper (If you don’t have supply 1&2)
- Googly Eyes
- Craft Glue
Take a tissue paper roll and roll it with a black craft paper. Roll it and glue both ends. Then take a red craft paper or red cardstock paper (7-inch × 2 inches). Wrap it over the previous black roll along the bottom of the black roll. Glue it there and allow the glue to dry. To finish off the ladybug’s body, cut out the black circles from the template or punch out 8/10 black circular pieces using a paper punch.
Then glue them on the red part of the roll. For the antennas of the ladybug, then cut out the two black strips from the template and glue them on the top of the two eyes.
For simple step by step instructions, please visit Momdoesreviews
DIY Paper Mache Bowl – messy but beautiful things made by waste material
This is one of the best way to use old newspapers and utilizing them to make amazing bowls. This craft could get a little messy to please spread newspapers before you start the craft process.
Grab the following items
- 1 Balloon (size or shape is up to you)
- Mixing Bowl
- Bowl or Container To Hold Balloon
To make one bowl this size, it took about half cup flour and half cup water to coat everything. When you mix it together, be sure to mix it really well so there are no clumps of flour in the bowl. Now, put your balloon or whatever mold you choose to use upside down over a dish that will hold it in place. You don’t want it to be rolling away when trying to work on it.
Tear your newspaper into small pieces and strips. Having them at different sizes, length and shapes help to actually strengthen the bowl.One by one, dip the paper into the paste making sure it is fully coated. Then when you pull it out, run it through your fingers to remove most of the excess paste mixture on the paper. Then start wrapping it around the balloon to cover it. You want to overlap the pieces and joints to it makes layers. If you just bump them against each other it will not hold up when dry.
Keep adding more pieces until you have the whole thing covered in a few layers thick all the way around. I made sure the bottom was about five to six layers thick as that is the base of the bowl.
Before you can remove your bowl from the mold/balloon it needs to be fully dry. The time for this can depend on the room temperature and the humidity. The warmer and dryer the better. When it is totally dry, simply take something like a stick pin or push pin and make a small hole in the area the balloon is tide at. When all the air is out, remove the balloon from the bowl. Then using your fingers, remove any large chunks of paste from the bowl edge.
For step by step guide, please visit Reusegrowenjoy
DIY Flower Made From Upcycled Chip Bags
Most of us just throw bag of chips and hardly think of upcycling them. I was searching for something different and found this beautiful and easy things made from waste material.
Grab the following things
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Chip Bags
- Large Plastic Top, Cardboard or Paper Plate (to glue the bags too)
- String or Hanging Strips (to hang flowers on the wall)
First, you want to make sure your chip bags are nice and clean with no crumbs or oil on them. Cut piece by piece. You can speed up the process by folding. This will make a piece that is almost a square. Next lay a piece with the shiny side facing down fold two corners across from each other into the middle. Then fold the edge into the middle again. Visit Reusegrowenjoy for detailed instructions. Then hot glue it into place at the top and bottom of each of those folds.
Using the scissors, cut that glued piece in have in between the glued areas. This will give you two petal pieces to work with. Grab your plastic top and start gluing them in place on your piece of plastic with the non-folded side up. When you have worked your way all the way around, start a second row about halfway down the first row. Now you want to cut a small circle to go right in the center of those pieces to cover the ends.
To make the center of the flower, Cut one long strip of the bag that is the whole length of the bag but is also about four inches wide. Lay it so the shiny side is facing down. Folding lit lengthwise fold both sides in so they just touch each other. Carefully use the scissors to make small cuts all the way down the side with the two folded edges. Then simply glue it to the center of your flower to that the fringe edge is facing out.
Bookmark Craft With Duct Tape!
Now we all need book marks and children love fancy book marks. This waste material craft for kids is great for children who love to read. If you are looking to create easy things made from waste material than you search ends here. This results in beautiful things made by waste material.
Grab the following items
- Alphabet Bead Mix
- Cereal Box
- Duct Tape
- Hole Punch
- Permanent Marker
For detailed instructions, visit Funlearninglife
DIY STETHOSCOPE FOR KIDS
If your child is intrigued by human body and loves to learn about it, here is a craft for beautiful things made by waste material. There are several ways to make stethoscopes at home, depending on what materials yo have handy. I visited Team-cartwright and here is how they did it.
Grab the following items
- Paper Towel Tube
- Markers, Stickers, Paint (optional)
- Take one funnel and place the narrow end into the paper towel tube until it is flush with the end of the tube. Tape it into place all around where the funnel and tube touch.
- Take the other funnel and place it in the other end of your paper towel tube and tape it in place, just like with the first.
- Decorate! Use stickers, paint, markers, or whatever you have to personalize your stethoscope. (This step isn’t technically necessary for the functionality of the stethoscope, but it is certainly fun.)
I would like to thank creative mommies around the world for collaborating and sharing wonderful things we can make out of waste material. These waste material craft for kids are fun and amazing. Let us all aim to recycle and up-cycle and teach children to support our environment for a better tomorrow.
I will soon be working on the third part for this series. If you would like me to share your creative waste material crafts than feel free to connect with me at [email protected]