Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Recycling Day!

Happy Recycling Day!

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Here at Help Me Grow we LOVE the world we live in and we want to help make it a better place!
We all can do this by recycling; however, recycling is just a part of how we can help our environment. Today we are going to focus on the REUSING part of recycling. We have three fun craft ideas that you can do at home with your family with extra plastic bottles you might have.
(Idea found at this link)





The first is a piggy bank:

1.       Make sure the bottle you will use is clean and that the lid is closed tight. (You can use 
1-Liter or 2-Liter plastic bottles)
2.       Cut a whole where the money will go in.
3.       Paint the plastic bottle the color you want your pig to be.
4.       Using construction paper cut out eyes, ears, nose, tail, and little feet for your piggy.
5.       After the paint is dry glue everything from step 4 on your pig.
6.       Viola! Your pig should be done and now you have somewhere to save your money, and a great way to open up the conversation about money management with your kids!


The next project is a pot for plants:

1.       Make sure the bottle you will use is clean and that the lid is closed tight.(You can use 
1-Liter or 2-Liter plastic bottles)
2.       Next cut the bottle in half and keep the bottom part.
3. Next is tape the edges with some fun duct tape (so you don’t get scratched) and then fill with dirt and your plant! Remember plants need water and sunlight!





The last project is a bowling game:

1.       Make sure the bottles you will use are clean and that the lid is closed tight. You will need 10 bottles.(You can use any size plastic bottles for this one, but make sure that they are all the same size)
2.       Decide how you want to paint the bottles and let them dry, they could be white like real bowling pins, yellow with eyes to look like minions, or they could all be different colors of the rainbow!
3.       Next is to find a ball. You could use a real one or roll up some leftover newspaper into a ball, yay more reusing!!!
4.       Lastly set up the game and have a fun family night!




One last tip for those of you who are looking into recycling...
Every city is different so look up your public works website to see what you need to do to get a recycling bin at your home. Or if you are like me and live in an apartment complex, find out if your city has public locations to drop off your recycled products.
Have fun recycling!


-Miriam


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