During playing he discovered one of her toy boxes filled with all sort of packaging , toilet paper tubes, bottle cups etc.
"Why this is here? That should be in a rubbish bin ." - he said.
"No, that's my recycling stuff , you can make many toys out of this . Let me show you" - Ela said and she make a robot toy :)
Just look at the detail of two coloured flames :)
My aim is to encourage you as a parent to introduce simple play using objects from you recycling bin to your child.
I believe many of you already do that , some maybe need a gentle push ;)
Reusing packaging triggers imagination better then some plastic shop toys and teach how to be sustainable and Earth friendly.
To complete the fun give your children sellotape , glue , scissors , colour pens , threads and some stickers to decorate their works ;)
Ela and I will try to prepare some upcycling crafts on the way for you, when she comes back from holidays ;)
For now I give you just a small sample of what she had done completely by herself and If you ask her, this is one of her favourite activity .
They might not be the prettiest but they 100% hers :)
Cute little friends wearing crowns made of piece of cardboard and toilet paper roll , then painted, coloured and decorated ...
Mouth full of strawberries or what :D
This one have movable arms and legs! I never get involved in that, I swear :)
This is a sleeping bag ...When I said that monkey legs shouldn't stick out from it she replied
" this is a Special sleeping bag , it's a French one mommy " :)
Little couple made of toilet paper rolls ...
I noticed Ela prefers using sellotape rather then glue , lot of sellotape :)
This is also a finger puppet ... Rapunzel ?
So, I do hope you give some of your " rubbish " to your kids ;P
Happy crafting :)