Yo ho ho and some Wastebuster crafts!
- We often put things in the bin without thinking about how else we could use them.
- 1: Can you make something crafty, useful, arty, or fun from the recyclable treasure you found on your treasure hunt?
- 2: Remember, it still needs to be recycled afterwards!
- Check out the Activities section for some great upcycled crafts you could do!
Children create something from the recyclable treasure they find on their treasure hunt. These websites have some great ideas if they need some inspiration:
Wastebuster is not responsible for the content on external, third-party websites. We recommend parental supervision to ensure the content and craft recommendations are age-appropriate and suitable for home learning.
It’s important to consider how 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
- – Check your local waste facilities about what items go in which bin
- – Consider going as eco as possible (eco alternatives are available such as bamboo paintbrushes, 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
- – Don’t forget to remove any metal objects such as staples
Don’t forget! Take a photo of your child’s crafts and upload it to enter the Badge Mission Competition prize draw.
Downloadable PDF's For this activity:
- RecyclingChecklist.pdf (49kb)
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