Tuesday, 14 May 2013

DIY Recycled Projects for Kids - Black & Decker, India

Many of us are constantly on the lookout for reusing or repurposing things around the house, instead of buying something more and cluttering the house all the time. Here are a few DIY projects you can do for and with your kids that will help in reusing stuff as well as keeping the kids busy and happy!

What can you do with used toys? When toys get old, we sometimes give away to the less fortunate if they are in good condition. In many cases, these may go to the trash and a very good way of avoiding this is to reuse the toys to make something useful so that they can be around for some more time. A great example is this dinosaur toothbrush holder, and you can adapt any old plastic animal or similar sized toy for this!

Use cardboard boxes: Remember the Calvin & Hobbes series in which Calvin uses a cardboard box as a transmogrifier? The possibilities are endless, and you can enlist your kids’ help too for ideas. From cutting out shapes and painting those, to making a plane – all you need are kid friendly scissors and glue, and your kids are free to create their masterpieces.

Reusing tissue paper rolls: This is something we buy in most of our houses, and every couple of weeks we have a new roll to dispose of. These can be used for a variety of uses, from making simple dolls out of them to even being used as a holder for sowing and starting seeds.

Think before you throw: Most waste items can be reused for simple craft activities instead of being thrown away. You can get many ideas online for reusing such items, such as this page where there are some great ideas for reuse of bubble wrap such as using it as a print maker, or just running and playing games on it.

If you are interested in a DIY activity such as creating a small piece of furniture for your kids’ room, we can help you out with our range of tools that make such DIY much easier. Do check out our website for more details: http://www.blackanddeckerindia.in

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