TV, video games or mobile devices are resources that can help us entertain our children at a given time. However, there are other activities that are much healthier and will help them have fun while learning to recycle. Therefore, here we mention some crafts with plastic bottles that can be made as a family and that are also a perfect option for spending more time together.
Games and crafts for children with recycled plastic bottles
Apart from the well-known option of melting plastic bottles for moulding and decorating. Let’s mention other activities; very simple games that, with the help of an adult, any child can do. Let’s take a look at them:
- Boats for bath toys. It is best to use a bottle of detergent or something similar. Simply cut it from the side to make a shape that resembles a jar. Your children can even paint them to their liking, if they wish. Afterwards, they will only have to put their toys inside and make them sail in the bathtub, during the relaxing hour of the bath.
- Plant pot. An excellent idea to recycle to decorate the house and that, in addition, it will serve the smallest to see and to understand how the plants are born and grow is to make a flowerpot. All you have to do is cut a plastic bottle in half, decorate it a little and fill it with soil. Afterwards, it is necessary to make some drainage holes at the bottom and bury the seeds at a depth of between one and three centimetres.
- Pompero. Start by cutting the neck of a small water bottle. Then fill it with 250 ml water and a tablespoon of dishwashing soap. Remove the cap, dip the nozzle in the liquid and let your children blow on it. Beautiful coloured bubbles will form.
- Piggy Bank. This craft is very simple. All you have to do is take a bottle and make a hole in the top of it big enough to insert a coin. You can also let your children paint and decorate it as they prefer. A good idea is to stick several caps on the bottle so that it has the shape of an animal.
- Bowling. It couldn’t be easier. All you need is 15 plastic bottles of the same or different sizes. Then, draw a number on each of them and place them in a triangle. Then, all your children will have to do is throw a ball, which can be any small ball they have at home, and try to knock them all down. It’s best to enjoy this game on the terrace or in the garden.
A second life for the bottles
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On average, in Spain each citizen recycles 17 kg of packaging per year. At least, that’s the amount they put in the yellow container. This is a vital action to preserve the planet, but there are many others like the ones we have exposed here that, besides giving a second chance to plastic bottles, are very useful to make children aware of the importance of recycling this material.
In short, these are games and crafts that can provide children with very healthy leisure hours, help them spend more time together and provide them with an appropriate environmental awareness for the future.
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