100 Things To Recycle & Make – Fun For Kids!

My daughter loves making crafts. If it involves painting, gluing, coloring, cutting, stamping… she is a fan! Crafts are one of the things that will keep her attention for longer than most things do. For that reason, I was excited to get the book, 100 Things to Recycle and Make. 

Making Crafts With Basic Supplies

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The first page of the book, 100 Things to Recycle and Make, lets you know that most of the crafts/projects will use some or all of the following supplies:

  • white glue
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • ruler
  • felt-tip pens
  • paintbrushes

Most of those are common things that we probably already have in our houses, so that is convenient.

The contents pages list all of the crafts/projects that can be made in the book. They are grouped by the main supply that you will need. The main supplies are:

  • cardboard boxes
  • paper plates
  • cardboard tubes
  • nature craft
  • egg cartons

Under each of the above headings, it tells you what craft you can make and what page you can find the instructions on.

Make a Snake Out of Paper Plates!

The craft we chose to make first was a snake. This was so simple to make using paper plates as the body, cardboard as the head, and paper for the tongue. Then my daughter got to paint it all different colors and add fun details as she wanted!

My daughter is 3, so we had to help her with the cutting and gluing but she was able to be involved and she really enjoyed it.

She does well with painting… we just always put news paper down or have her sit at her kids table because it always gets messy! Once we helped her get the snake together, she was able to (pretty much) take over and paint it.

100 Things To Recycle and Make Sparks Creativity

The thing I really like about this book is that it helps spark creativity. I like that my daughter enjoys crafts so I am often trying to think of something to do with her, and many times I struggle to come up with something. It is nice to have this book to turn to for inspiration and the step by step instructions are great!

It’s also really nice that the crafts in this book, for the most part, use things that you might already have in your house!

If you are looking for something to have as a back-up plan for rainy days this Summer, I would highly recommend this book. All you need is this book and to make sure you have the main supplies on hand, and you will have a way to keep the kids occupied (for a little while at least!) You can check the book out on Amazon! (It’s on sale right now, too!)

For other fun Summer activities, check out this post about new bubble toys!

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