I stumbled across an interesting site tonight with details on craft project ideas for recycling old household objects.
A few examples are a bag made from ties and a mini greenhouse made from cd cases.
See more for yourself at Acorn studios
They also have an Etsy shop too where you’ll find some very unique and interest items including reconstructed t-shirts:
If you’re looking to do some recycled craft projects with the kids then I can highly recommend All Free Crafts- Recycling crafts ideas. They have a variety of craft projects and you’re bound to find something that you can do with items that you would normally just throw out.
My children had quite a collection of unused and broken wax crayons so rather than bin them (or for them to be crushed into the carpet) I was delighted when I discovered this wonderful recycling idea for Crayon Nibbles on Crafty Daisies Blog.
Making our rainbow crayon chunks
First we had to set about “stripping” the crayons of all the paper. This is actually quite tedious and we discovered that certain colours peel easier than others!
Warning, cover your eyes….. Naked wax crayons!
We then broke up the crayons (this was the fun bit and a great stress relief) and placed them into the cake tin, trying to create some good rainbow colour combinations.
Then we put them in the oven to cook. And “Ta da!” our very own recycled chunky rainbow crayons!
I have found that some crayons (possibly cheaper ones) didn’t seem to melt as well as others so you can still see whole bits of crayons in some of them. Also if you bake them too long you don’t get as good a ‘marble’ effect.
Now if only I could find a craft project for the milk carton caps that I’ve been saving for no apparent reason…