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How to Make A Recycle Bin Costume with Recycled Materials

recycle bin costume

Be a RECYCLE BIN for Halloween,
Earthday, America Recycles Day, Mardi Gras or Carnivale.

Here are two simple recycle bin costumes to make using recycled materials, too! How much easier can it get!

What you need:

  • Box
  • Paint and brush
  • Bottles (plastic), Papers and Cans, Bottle Tops (optional)
  • Hat or headband (optional)
  • *Note: Don't use sharp cans or glass bottles as a safety measure! .

    Instuctions for the costume on the left:

    • Cut the cardboard box with arm holes on both sides
    • Cut a hole on top for your head to fit through
    • Remove the box bottom (so it goes over your body)
    • Reshape the bottom sides to be a recycle bin shape and tape it together
    • Paint it solid green or blue
    • Add words "recycle" or "It's in to put it in the bin" and a recycle symbol
    • You can either print the words and recycle symbol on the computer or freehand paint it.
    • Add a hat to match if you like.
    • Decorate your hat or headband. You can glue on bottle caps, cans, paper or plastic bottles to the box or to your hator headband!
    • Wear matching pants and shoes as an added extra.
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    Instuctions for the costume on the right:
    • You will need a long tall box
    • Cut the cardboard box with arm holes on both sides
    • Cut a hole on top for your head to fit through
    • Remove the box bottom (so it goes over your body)
    • Cut or paint a Round hole for the recycleables
    • Paint it solid green
    • Add words "Recycle" and a recycle symbol
    • You can either print the words and recycle symbol out or freehand paint it.
    • Add a green hat to match if you like
    • Wear matching pants and shoes as an added extra.
    • Decorate a matching hat or headband. You can glue on bottle caps, cans, paper or plastic bottles to the box or the hat or headband!

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