Tuesday, March 29, 2011

recycle the recycle..upcycle

We have a busy household with a active 3yr old, keeping him occupied and busy while I get some work done takes some planning. I'm forever collecting bottle caps, egg cartoons,cans and packing material for future use.  So for this project a covered a few big boxed with white paper and let my son use his imagination.

Egg cartoons
Bottle caps and bottles
Soda cans
Kitchen towel rolls
Finger paint
Cereal box or any other kind of packing material
Use anything you have at home (thats the whole idea)

I covered a few big boxes with white paper and helped my son(Aarav) tape a  few pieces together. What started as a car quickly turned into a robot, with a little imagination and lot of glue Aarav was ready to color his robot. Soon the robot had a name..Mr.Memorybot. Aarav took his time to color it with his fingers and paint brush.

It was hours of fun, you can never go wrong with glue, color and boxes(give it a try)

Start a conversation of what you are trying to make, before you start joining the pieces, get the kid(s) excited.
Go with the flow, let them use their imagination
Make it fun, add color or sparkles like their favorite color.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog upasana....glad u have finally found a way to keep aarav occupied with something u enjoy too....nice writing and pics too....:-)