Thanks to DisneyFamily – I‘ve uncovered this recycled post on what to save for craft ideas!
Ideas for extracting great craft supplies from stuff you might be discarding.
Parents can dye them with a mixture of food coloring paste (a dab) and rubbing alcohol (3 tablespoons); kids can glue them onto paper to make eggshell mosaics. Store the extras in zip-top bags.
The biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch can be assembled into fascinating sculptures simply by moistening one end of each piece with a damp cotton swab (the moisture melts them and makes them stick together.) Use these and other (bottle caps, twist ties, rubber bands) and stay busy for hours.
Use them as weaving boards for yarn, grass, or strips of paper; cover them with construction paper for buildings; add a string handle for a carry-along treasure basket; or print with them by painting the bottoms and pressing them onto paper.
Assuming you can stop the kids from popping it all, paint a section and use it to make polka-dot snakeskin-like prints.
Scoop those leftover sequins, pieces of felt and pipe cleaners into a zip-top bag. When it’s full, challenge your kids to use the contents of your “Rainy Day Grab Bag” to make something new, such as a collage or free-form sculpture. Larger pieces of unwanted artwork can be cut into strips or squares and used to make collage cards or decorate a back-to-school book holder or pencil pot.
Here are some other www.RecessionHome.com crafting ideas…I keep a list going on my Recession Home, Recession Proof Pinterest Page…
I’ve found a plethora of Milk Jug Ideas, that I’ve pinned onto my Pinterest board. Check them out!
Cardboard egg crates have a WONDERFUL opportunity for crafting projects. Use them for separating paint for your budding artists, or cut apart for creation of flowers, string as bunting, and other fanciful feats!
Old Game Pieces!
We did some fun things with Cardboard Tubes so far this year!
and, of course…the one that started it all after the, um, unfortunate Tee Pee Incident:
Please note, all pictures are borrowed from the fantabulous craft sites, originally posted and re-pinned onto this site, pinterest.com, or both. Click to craft! it’s just that simple.
If you are making use of Pinterest, make sure you link to the POST, and not just to the picture. This way, everyone gets a quick and easy “How To!” and proper copyright is maintained. (I’m the eternal editor, I know… can’t help it!)
And, as always… happy recyclable crafting!