Argh! There be treasure!
- We often put things in the bin without thinking about how else we could use them.
- Watch the videos to see how to use recyclable treasures you can find at home to make a pirate ship and treasure island.
- Then have a go at making your own!
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
- – 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
Downloadable PDF's For this activity:
- TreasureHuntCutOuts.pdf (111kb)
How to make a treasure island part 2
How to make a treasure island part 3
How to make a pirate ship 4
How to make a pirate ship 5
How to make a pirate ship 6
How to make a pirate ship 7
Watch the videos to find out how you can make your own pirate ship and treasure island.
Eco-tip! We have made paper mache in our Treasure Island. When it is made with flour and water it isn’t recyclable afterwards but it can be composted!