Are anybody’s kids constantly using cereal boxes, cans, bottles, and other recyclables for their inventions and art projects? If so, it usually requires a spot where the kids could easily access the re-purposed trash. Why not put together a mini-recycling station to minimize the chaos and keep things in control?
Your kids will absolutely love their new mini-art supply store, and they may even get more thrilled about devising ways to use the “new” merchandise. Here’s a rundown of how to put everything together so you can put together a recycling center of your own!
- 10-gallon trash can
- trash bags
- Various bins for storage
- Rolling cart
Putting everything together is a pretty straightforward process. You can get floating shelves from IKEA which gives everything a clean and modern look, and they are a snap to install.
Your kids will enjoy the new space, and you’ll adore watching their imaginations run wild. As you can see from the photos, we love the fabulous duct tape river-raft project. It’s definitely a bath-time favorite in our house.
Here are some other fun DIY recycled projects to get you inspired and get your creative juices flowing…
Juice cartons and plastic bottle caps make terrific toy cars!
Half-gallon milk jugs are perfect for storing colored pencils, markers, and other craft supplies.
Milk jugs can be transformed into convincing helmets for a little Star Wars fan.
We would love to hear about your recycling solutions and what your doing in your house to reduce waste! Happy upcycling 🙂