Upcycle and Recycle are big words these days. You can find hundreds of crafts on Pinterest that use things that would normally go into the recylce bin. As a blogger, we have a lot or recycled boxes not to mention the regular recyclable items from our everyday. We thought we would celebrate Earth Day with these fun Earth Day crafts.
Together with the folks at SheSpeaks and Proctor & Gamble, our family has agreed to take a the Everyday Effect Challenge to upcylce some of the items that normally make it to the recycling bin.
- We wash our clothes in cold water
- Recycle– a lot
- Have an programmable thermostat
- Turn off our water when we brush
- Have a vegetable garden and reuse items for seed starters
- Reuse plastic and paper bags
- Use reusable bags when shopping
- Pack lunches with reusable containers
- Use refillable water bottles
To solve this we reused a tissue box, wrapped it in some papers in the recycling bins and decorated it. This looks so much better and reminds our cat sitter to please clean out the litter bags!
SOLUTION: This was my husband’s idea from when he was a kid. We used this big pretzel container into a terrarium.
PROBLEM #4 Boxes, boxes, boxes
SOLUTION: With one box we decided to make a lego instruction holder. You can convert many boxes, including cereal boxes into magazine holders too.
My afterschool class was challenged to make castles. I brought some extra recycling and this is what they came up with.
This is a sponsored post by PG and SheSpeaks. All the opinions expressed are 100% my own.