I am back with the third series of best out of waste easy ideas. The aim of these easy craft ideas is proper waste material use. Based on the recent facts published on Worldcounts, every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months. Another important thing to ponder on, how much money each individual can save if we think before buying anything.
Like the previous two articles, I have collated information from mommy bloggers all around the world. I am so grateful these lovely mammas to help me out in creating the entire series of waste material crafts.
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Egg Carton Boat that Floats
Egg cartons are available easily or can be bought online from Amazon. Toys for children is just like clothes or ladies, they are always less. I recently met Betty, who introduced me to this beautiful piece of craft. A simple yet so amazing.
Just cut up an egg carton and you are off to some fun water play with your favorite characters. Your kids can also decorate their own sails and customize their own boats. The egg carton boat has two criteria: 1) It needs to be able to float, and 2) It needs to be powered by wind. This way, my children could race them across the pool by blowing on them.
- Egg carton
- Optional: glue gun
- Optional: Aluminum foil
For detailed step by step instructions visit Mombrite. Betty, mom of two runs this amazing blog.
The Big Bold heart – TOILET PAPER ROLL WREATH!
This is one of the easiest way to put waste material use or best out of waste easy ideas. A splash of red and whimsy to your Valentine’s decorating with a Big, Bold Heart craft made from upcycled toilet paper rolls.
- Toilet paper rolls
- Wire (bend into heart shape)
- Basic craft supplies
For step by step instructions, here is a visit Theboondocksblog
Start Seeds in an Egg Carton
During the pandemic, I noticed a lot of my friends started planting and growing plants. This not only turned into a hobby for few but many jumped into organic farming. If you observe your nearby areas, you would notice tons of nursery around making money selling seeds and saplings that can be easily natured at home.
Holly Bertone, owner of Pinkfortitude used egg cartons and started seeds. This is a great best out of waste easy ideas for someone who is planning to be brave enough to start gardening.
- 12 or 18 cardboard egg carton
- 2 cups of organic potting soil
- 6 eggshells crushed (be careful if doing by hand)
- 2 TBSP coffee grounds
- Organic Seeds
- Old baking sheet
For step by step instructions, please visit Pinkfortitude
Frida Kahlo Paper Doll Craft
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter. Keeping her in mind, Angela Milnes made a beautiful doll using cardboard tubes and craft papers
- Cardboard Tube (Toilet Paper Roll)
- Coloured craft papers
- Craft glue
- Marker pen
- Paper doll template
For detailed instructions and doll template, visit Theinspirationedit
Easy Simple Bird Feeder
Feeding birds is fun for kids and is great for the environment. This is a great waste material use and is must if you have bird visiting your yard.
- Cardboard tube (like a clean toilet paper roll)
- Peanut butter
- Bird seed
- Bamboo skewer
- Butter knife
- 1. Use the scissors to make a small hole at the top and bottom of each side of the cardboard tube.
- 2. Thread string through the top set of holes, then tie one end of the string to each side.
- 3. Push the bamboo skewer through the bottom set of holes to make a resting perch for the birds.
- 4. Pour bird seed into a shallow dish.
- 5. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the outside of the cardboard tube. Immediately roll the tube in bird seed or press bird seed against the sides.
- 6. Hang the bird feeder outside on a dry day.
For step by step instructions visit Attachment Mummy
With this I am ending waste material craft series. I would like to thank all lovely mommies who collaborated in these series. I hope you all enjoyed reading all three blogs. Will request you to start improvising and using waste material. Recycling and upcycling is very important for our environment. If each one does our bit, we can save mother Earth. We all have to come together to save this lovely planet.