I thought it would be a great idea to make a Recycled DIY Christmas Advent Calendar for the boys to count down to Christmas… and to spare myself the daily nagging of “How many days is it to Christmas?” We made the advent calendar from toilet rolls so it’s a genius way to recycle the toilet rolls we’ve been collecting. Yet another way to reuse and recycle!
This DIY Spiderweb Halloween craft provided many learning opportunities around nature, different cultures and history. The boys also learnt about Halloween symbols and how black is a traditional Halloween colour. A brilliant recycled craft because we got to use up our egg carton collection, this craft also provides a great fine motor skill workout with the painting, gluing, working with pipe cleaners and yarn weaving.
We recently had family visit us from Africa so my boys have been looking through books and asking lots of questions about the country. An image of the bold and vibrant Ndebele house paintings got the boys interested in making their own DIY Ndebele Houses - using old toilet rolls!
These DIY Easter baskets are so much fun and very easy to make with paper plates. There is so much scope to be creative with this craft when painting or decorating the Easter baskets. Each child will enjoy making their own unique basket. We decorated ours using tape resist painting technique whereby masking/painters tape is pressed down in a crisscross pattern and painted over with different colours.
Our DIY Rocket Spaceship is made from a disposable soft drink bottle. We love the concept that we get to reuse, repurpose and recycle everyday objects. It’s so important that our children understand the benefits of recycling on the planet.