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below: recycle bins made with pirate candy containers
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Teach Kids To Play The Recycle Way!
Planetpals Recycle Play: Use everyday recycled materials and objects with toys and turn your kid into a Planetpal!
The everyday toy sets you buy on the store shelves are great, but imagine expanding them to be even more educational and interesting to your child?
If you incorporate recycle play with regular toys kids will learn to be inventive, creative and think green.
So, the next time you pull out Legos, Matchbox or Playmobile, why not consider adding some recycle materials to the mix, as well as, throw in a lesson on Earth?
In this particular play session we took play sets and toys from our collection of Playmobile, Matchbox and Legos and added a whole lot of recycle materials to create a campground.
Inspiring, Innovative, Creative.
The children were 4, 7 and 8. Each child worked at their level to add to the scene. Each one tried to solve problems :For instance,if they wanted the Playmobile kids to be toasting marshmallows what could they use for the marshmallows and so on.
In then end, it was an exciting accomplishment. Since then we have collected items to add to the next campground and a slew of ideas for new scenes such as a city or a zoo.
Ideas are like that...one sparks another!
Above: string, cardboard, recycled paper
Below: pizza plastic, yogurt containers, rug samples
What we used to create the campground:
- Yogurt containers for tents
- Paper bags for the special camping area
- Pizza box plastic pieces for tables
- Fast food ketchup cups for bowls
- Cardboard for pup tents
- Left over pantone paper for the water
- Rug remnants samples for grass
- String for the clothes lines
- Recycled paper for the hanging clothes
- Tips for the marshmallows
- Candy chests (the kind that come filled with candy) to make the recycle bins
Other Buildings to Make:
Make a Toy Play Building or Dollhouse from Recycled Boxes
Our most popular craft! Many styles to choose from, mix with your favorite playmobile toys or doll. Make an apt building, garage, strip mall-diagrams to download Free Patterns for Buildings!
Paper Bag Buildings: Planetpals Exclusive! Another great add on toy. Great for travel to play with matchbox or playmobile people. Fold and carry! Make a Town. Use recycled bags.
Cereal Box Houses Another great add on toy. Make these colorful houses with cereal Boxes. Make a neighborhood
Milk Box Buildings& Houses Use cream cartons, small milk boxes, juice boxes
The box and milk carton building: make a fire station, train station, police station etc
Mail Carton and box lifesize building:
Make a Recycle Trees and Scenery
Arbor Day, Earthday, America Recycles Day. This is simple for any age! Use paper tubes, cardboard, tissue-ideas and instructions.