Today I have a fun and super practical craft for you, and the best part? All you need is two things for this easy kid recycling project.
We buy bandages that come in these oval shaped containers, and not all places recycle #5 plastics yet, so I have been
hoarding keeping them until I came up with a project. The Care To Recycle® program has spurred me to get them out and make something with my kids. We decorated the containers, and then came up with many practical uses for them. For me, that is key to keeping something around. It has to have a place or purpose!
To decorate your own, you will need:
A Band-Aid container and washi tape. Scissors are optional (the washi tape rips fairly easily).
Start with ripping (or cutting) strips of tape and laying them across the middle of the container lid.
Since our tape was pretty transparent, we did a few layers. That’s it! The great thing about using the tape, is that it is removable. My initial thought was to decoupage them (as I am known to do), which works, but it doesn’t come off so easily if you would like to change it up, or even recycle the container (if you find somewhere that does take them). With this tape, you can change the design as many times as you want, and even take it off completely when you are done with it.
Now for the fun part. Filling it!!
My daughter’s dolls had a lot of fun in these portable doll beds!
You can also make an emergency kit for someone going off to college, or a new driver!
Of course, you can also make a box decorating kit for someone else to make.
Some other ideas we had:
- medical kit
- portable sewing kit
- treasure box
- jewelry box
- gift box
- notions organizer
- party favor box
- hair tie/ ribbon holder
- pencil box
- Mother’s Day gift box
- car activity box
- miniature doll house
- toy bathtub
- glasses case
- toiletry holder for traveling
- bank/ money box
Here are some tidbits of info for you provided by Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies :
Parents are an emerging bright spot when it comes to extending in-home recycling habits to the bathroom.
- A 2016 consumer survey on in-home recycling habits, conducted in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., shows that 60% of parents would be more likely to discuss recycling with their children if it was an activity they could do together and they had more creative, engaging ways to explain the impact of recycling.
- The study also revealed that:
- One-third of regular recyclers (34%) admit that it never even occurred to them to recycle in the bathroom!
- The largest obstacle when it comes to recycling personal care products in the bathroom is a lack of tools and resources; only one in five recyclers have a recycling bin in their bathroom.
Care To Recycle® seeks to break down barriers commonly associated with recycling in the bathroom by showing that recycling in the bathroom can be easy and fun!
- Everything from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to soap and bandage boxes can be recycled. To better understand which bathroom products can and cannot be recycled, visit www.caretorecycle.com.
- The more you know about what’s recyclable, the more likely you are to do it. For tips and tools to become a better recycler, visit www.caretorecycle.com.
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