DIY Recycling Bin for Kids + Tzu Chi Recycling Day

Do you look for making a kids diy recycle bin? I made this recycle box with my toddler and it was a fun project. This diy recycle box is easy to make and all you need are a cardboard box and other few items.

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.

DIY Recycling Bin for kids

After I received a leaflet about Tzu Chi Recycling Day, I decided not to collect recyclable items only by myself; instead, I wanted my toddler to join with the cause. As a start, we made this DIY Recycling Bin which is a fun 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.

We used,

  •  A cardboard box (Actually what we used is an empty cake box which is supposed to throw)
  • Crepe paper for decoration
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

First we removed the lid of the cardboard box. Then I used sellotape on edges to make the box stronger.

DIY Recycling Bin for kids

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.

DIY Recycling Bin for kids
DIY Recycling Bin for kids

Finally, it is done!

DIY Recycling Bin for kids

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.

DIY Recycling Bin for kids

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

DIY Recycling Bin for kids

In Singapore, every second Sunday of each month is Tzu Chi Recycling Day. A 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

2 thoughts on “DIY Recycling Bin for Kids + Tzu Chi Recycling Day”

  1. My Bored Toddler

    That’s a great idea! I think we need to make one of these too. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

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