It wasn’t that long ago that I thought a toilet paper holder just held the toilet paper. The dish soap bottle’s only job was to make my hands gorgeous as I attempted to scrap food off dishes. The milk jug was only used to hold the milk… and then came the kids. The brightly colored mass distributed toys are not nearly as fun as the ones we can make using household castoffs. The creativity and environmental impact are invaluable to my children. I suggest you grab your trash and create an imagination station or the latest and greatest car race track, princess purse, sand shovel and squirt bottle.
Not that creative?
Your toilet paper roll could become- binoculars, tunnel, funnel, log cabins, musical instruments
Milk jug- create piggy banks, cut it in half to make a shovel, hang a string and make a perch for your bird house, cut a “door” make a home for a toy, cut out a mask HERE are 35 more ideas
Dish soap bottle- becomes a squirt toys instead of using the water gun, use them to put paint in, make a cool robot add foil, lie flat make a space coaster
Use Soda bottles to teach Science. HERE
Imagination is FREE………… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle but most importantly spend time imagining with your children!!