Waste Material Craft Ideas for Kids

Keeping youngsters engaged and amused in Daycare centers is a difficult chore! Of course, contemporary devices and televisions may make the task simpler, but they should be used sparingly! So, let's go old school and discover a few tricks for keeping youngsters entertained with arts and crafts!

Waste material project for kids is a terrific way to engage with your children while also learning something new! From items to beautify your house to bits and bobbles to wear as jewellery or even beautiful toys! There are so many things that can be constructed from discarded items around the house! So put on your thinking caps and try these waste-material crafts!

Superb and Ingenious Waste Material Craft Ideas for Kids

Montessori City of Industry CA teachers promote crafting using scrap materials as it is economical and encourages youngsters to repurpose items while exercising their imagination! Here are some fantastic, simple, and entertaining waste-material craft ideas for kids!

Bird House Made of Milk Carton

Use an old milk carton for this project, which will not only be entertaining and interesting for your children but will also fascinate them by attracting birds to your balcony.

What You'll Need
  • carton of milk or juice
  • Spray paint in white
  • Fevicol, a white adhesive
  • The hot glue gun
  • a single plastic spoon
  • Tissue sheets in various colors
  • Knife or cutter
  • Brushes for sponges
  • A soft book cover large enough to serve as a roof
  • Wool
  • Allow the milk or juice carton to dry after spray painting it.
  • Dilute the white glue with water and apply a thin coating to the cartons and the book cover roof.
  • Before the glue dries, use the colored tissues or paper to create a colorful effect on the boxes. You may even layer one tissue on top of another.
  • Make a door by cutting a hole in the top of the carton and another in the side of the carton.
  • Cut a little 'X' shape just below the door and place a plastic spoon into it. This is where you may place the bird seeds.
  • Using the hot glue gun, adhere the roof to the top of the container.
  • Make two small openings in the ceiling, about two inches apart. Thread the wool through this to hang the adorable birdhouse!
Bookmarks Made with Popsicle Sticks

In City of Industry CA preschools, teachers make holiday reading more enjoyable with these easy-to-make bookmarks. They also make excellent presents for friends!

What You'll Need
  • Popsicle sticks
  • shreds of fabric
  • Glue and Ribbons
  • Pencils made of felt
  • squinting eyes
  • Begin with clean, dry popsicle sticks.
  • Allow the children to twist and wrap the fabric pieces around the sticks with adhesive, leaving enough space on top for a face.
  • Ribbons can be put together to make belts or hair ornaments.
  • Finally, attach googly eyes and a mouth to each stick.
  • Your lovely tiny dressed-up bookmarks are ready!