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Fun with Recyclables on Day 5 of Power-Down Week

With a project due tomorrow and a motivated child, my 8yo and I had fun (and mess) making these recyclable crafts - Battery Recyclable Bin or Table centerpiece, Carry-all or Desk Organizer and Magical Music Shaker.

Battery Recyclable Bincan be used as centerpiece for parties or First CommunionMaterials used:
Empty orange juice carton or empty tissue boxes
Paper – (Using the back of school notices, we printed our favorite collage)

Instructions:Wrap the orange juice box or the tissue box with your favorite photos.
For the battery recyclable bin – in one of the sides, print out the recycle logo to remind family members!

5 years ago when I put together Mom and Dad’s 40th wedding anniversary, I used tissue boxes. I had the sitting arrangement so I gathered all the old photographs depending on the guest list. Each guest in the table is featured in the tissue-box-centerpiece. They weren’t using digital cameras then so I had to scan the pictures one by one. Everyone loved looking at the old photos. They all took it home. You can just refill the boxes with tissues. Mom and Dad still has a few around their house.

Don't worry about the mess....just enjoy being a kid!

For the following crafts, we got the inspiration from

Craft Carry-All or Desk Organizergreat Mother’s Day or Father’s Day giftMaterials used:
Empty Six-Pack Holder
Black Paint
Self-adhesive ribbons
Left-over felt stars and flowers

InstructionsPaint the empty six-pack holder. Let it dry overnight.
Have FUN decorating your organizer or carry-all.

Music Makersgreat for the Memorial Day paradeMaterials used
2 empty prescription bottles
Pre-painted sticks
Black paint
Small shell pasta
Pre-painted sticks

* Paint the prescription bottles black.
* Fill the bottles with small pasta shells (uncooked!)
* Ask Dad to drill a hole; sharpen the sticks so that it will fit in the hole.
* Decorate the bottles with self-adhesive ribbon

Have fun with your recyclable projects!
Check out our list of activities during Power-Down Week.

To read on my 8yo's reactions about these crafts, please visit his on-line journal.

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