Do you ever think about how much you hate dealing with trash? In addition to collecting it inside of your house for awhile, you might also have to lug that big can outside every few days to shove it in a larger garbage can. However, you might not have to deal with trash as much if you can learn how to recycle. By repurposing your trash, you might be able to toss less, which could save you a lot of time and energy. I know that it sounds crazy, but I have been doing this for a few years and it really works. My site will teach you more, so read up!
Gardening with kids can be both fun and educational. These two kid-friendly projects also teach kids the importance of recycling as they use recycled bottles to make both a planter and a bird feeder. If you are looking for engaging gardening projects to do with your kids this summer, these two fit the bill.
Animal Planters: These cute little animal planters are ideal for getting kids involved in gardening. While small children will require adult help, older children can make the planters themselves. You will need one two-liter bottle per planter, scissors, paint, animal face templates and set of googly eyes.
Whimsical Bird Feeders
These little bird feeders look great in the garden and teach kids about attracting and feeding birds. This works best with a soda bottle with a slight hourglass shape, but any two-liter bottle will do.
Before attempting these projects with your kids, make one of each yourself. This familiarizes you with the process and gives kids a visual model of the project. Older elementary children can complete these projects on their own with a little supervision from you. If you are working with younger children, cut and assemble them ahead of time and then let them loose with a paint brush or stickers to decorate them themselves.
For more information about recycling, talk to a company like Main Street Fibers.