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)

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

Want to win a fantastic Wastebuster prize? Upload a photo or video of your craft(s) for a chance to win your very own Ultimate Art Studio!

Wastebuster and the West Sussex Waste Partnership will be selecting one Wastebuster Cadet entry to win the Treasure Hunt prize!

To have the best chance of winning, this is what the judges will be looking for:

  • How well you have understood what we are asking you to do (make sure your crafts are recyclable!)
  • How well you have made your item
  • How creative and original your designs are
  • How artistic your designs are
  • The overall impression your designs give

Upload your work now!
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