ALL WASTEBUSTER CADETS
Wastebuster Cadets! When making crafts from recyclable waste materials it is important to make sure you make them in a way that means they can still be recycled afterwards.
Your challenge is to make something crafty, useful, arty or just fun from a recyclable treasure you have found on your treasure hunt, but making sure it can be recycled afterwards! Use the Recycling Check List to help you find recyclable items in your home that you could use to make your crafts.
Lieutenant Pong has been playing on the Earth inter-web and has found some pretty special websites that have HUGE bins full of great wastebusting ideas that aren’t rubbish at all!
Ask a parent or guardian to help you use these websites to get some great ideas!
Wastebuster is not responsible for the content on external, third party websites and recommends parental supervision to ensure the content and craft recommendations are age appropriate and suitable for home learning.
Downloadable PDF’s For this activity:
– RecyclingChecklist.pdf (49kb)
Wastebusters would encourage parents to consider how children’s crafts can be recycled once you no longer need or want them. Be sure to take the items apart, and ensure everything is clean, dry and loose before recycling them. Check your local waste facilities about what items go in which bin. And consider going as eco as possible (eco alternatives are available such as bamboo paint brushes, soy crayons, homemade playdough & glue, paper straws, recycled card), never use glitter (that can make items unrecyclable), use eco tape – this is recyclable (plastic sticky tape is not) and eco-paint. And don’t forget to remove any metal objects such as staples.
Roachs’s top tips to keep your crafty treasures recyclable!
– Don’t use glitter
– Don’t use oil based paints
– Don’t get cardboard wet (if you plan to recycle it straight away)
– Don’t glue together different types of material
– Try using paper based sticky tape rather then tape made from plastic