Although the scientists are invariably giving us new technologies every passing year, but there are still so many things that firmly stay the same, like a humble cardboard that holds so many possibilities. Almost every product is shipped in some cardboard packaging and we all know what we do with those cardboards. But, why not get innovative and have a little crafting fun with them, before they go in the recycling bin? With a little crafting skill a waste cardboard can transformed into an attractive items.
Here are some creative craft ideas for your kids using recycled, so let the fun begin!
- Picture Frames:If your kids are invited for a party and you are wondering what your kids will give as present; then don’t you worry; making picture frame from cardboard is a fun solution. Your kid’s need a thick cardboard, glue, photo, pencil, wool, paints and some collage materials like beads, buttons etc. to décor the frame. Cut the cardboard according the shape you would like the frame to be. Once your frame is ready, decorate it with some beads & sparkle and at last stick the photo to it. You can use any pictures like landscape scenes, abstract designs etc. You can make photo frames in foldable designs as well; they would be great for displaying pictures on the bedside table or mantel.
- Dog House:Every child loves to play with dogs and if your child loves dog too, then making a dog house would be a perfect craft idea for them. They can build your little dog’s house with a reused cardboard box. They will need a large cardboard with all closed ends, a measurement tape, scissor and a scale. Give it a shape of hut and decorate this cute puppy house with cardboard shingles. You can paint the doghouse with red paint and give it look like red bricks wall. Make sure this is not going to work for an outdoor puppy house; you can keep this cardboard doghouse inside your house only.
- Guitar:Vacation is a best time for your kids to do some creative activities and if your kids love to play music, then help them to make the beautiful cardboard guitar that looks like the real guitar. This cardboard guitar really plays beautiful music so your little one can plunk their little heart out. Prepare all your accessories like cardboard, glue, cutter, printed template, paints and some paintbrushes. Trace the guitar shape on your card board and cut it. Now glue the strips on guitar shaped cardboard and let it dry. Make your kids add their creativity with colours and paints, the magic will happen. Let the cardboard guitar dry and your kids are now ready to become future rock stars.
- Jewellery Box:If you have little princess in your home then it’s for sure, she also loves to collect jewellery like every girl does. You can buy her a jewellery box, but how about a beautiful jewellery box that you and your little girl can make at home? This is one of the most creative ideas and very easy to make. You’ll need cardboard box, glue, scissor, patterned papers, beads and ribbons to decorate it. Gather the base of the box and stick the decorative paper to support corners and assemble the drawer & glue felt to the bottom of the box. Now decorate the cover with paper and glue the excess paper to the box. Finally, decorate it with patterned paper and fix a bead to drawer front to open the jewellery box.