Teaching kids about value of recycling is really important. I think we don’t have to wait till kids grow to teach them the value of recycling and caring for our mother nature.
After I received a leaflet about Tzu Chi Recycling Day, I decided not to collect recyclable items only by myself; instead I wanted to join my toddler with the cause. As a start we made this DIY Recycling Bin which is a funful and educational activity to do with toddlers or even with grown up kids.
DIY Recycling Bin for Kids
Here is what we did. You can add some more ideas to this DIY Recycling Bin and make it more beautiful.
- A cardboard box (Actually what we used is an empty cake box which is supposed to throw)
- Crepe paper for decoration
First we removed the lid of the cardboard box. Then I used sellotape on edges to make the box stronger.
Using the green colour crepe paper we made recycle symbol and we also pasted another purple colour crepe paper on top of the box just to make it beautiful.
Finally, it is done!
We have a beautiful Recycling Bin.
Now we can collect recyclable materials in this box till the next collection date. Last few days I collected few yogurt cups and milk bottles, so we put those into our recycle box.
Remember to wash and clean all items before collecting.After collecting recyclables,it is time to send those to a recycling point in your neighborhood!
Tzu Chi Recycling Day
In Singapore, every second Sunday of each month is Tzu Chi Recycling Day. Few days ago Tzu Chi Volunteers visited our neighborhood including our home to encourage residents to collect recyclable items. I missed joining with the April Tzu Chi Recycling Day, but I am preparing to join with the next Recycling Day together with my toddler.
Hope I will be able to teach him the value of preserving earth from his young age!
Also check : 4 Useful Ways You Can Repurpose Old Cardboard Boxes
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)