While your little one may not understand the idea of recycling and saving the planet, you can show the idea of “waste not, want not” with some fun handy crafts. Along the way, your child will get to hone his motor skills decorating each project, and develop his spatial awareness as he experiments with shapes and objects. He will also fine-tune his hand-eye coordination, build his concentration, fire his imagination, and gain confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly, he will be having fun as he learns.
Always ensure that a child is supervised at all times.
My very own music maker
This simple project offers your child a sense of achievement and pride on completion. Watch him have loads of fun guessing what’s in the can and shaking it to music. Encourage him to move to the groove of the music and add a little exercise into his routine.
Tissue box treasure trove
Tissue boxes are another great recycling education project. Your child can use the repurposed box for storing toys and trinkets. You can store scarves and belts, and your house keys also. Paint up the box with patterns or little picture boxes. Varnish for finish to add shine. This project shows new use for unwanted containers.
Egg carton garden
Egg cartons make great mini gardens for children. Put small touches to them using unwanted items lying around. This project is a big exercise of imagination for children and gives them immense self-satisfaction when done. Gardens are always a fun thing to do.
Paper plate animals
Party plastic plates are always lying around for the next celebration. This project uses them to make masks and sculptures. Serves well to teach lessons about animals of the world and the food chain.
Early Childhood Development Agency