Have Fun with Creative Crafts that Teach Your Kids to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

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There are many ways to turn something you once considered trash into a new toy or game with your children. Below you'll find some simple ideas to transform ordinary brown paper lunch bags and Styrofoam into fun activities. The best part is your child can help and add their creativity. Have fun!

Brown Paper Lunch Bags

Homemade Hand Puppets
This is quite simple. Flip the paper bag upside down, decorate, and you're done. You can create anything your imagination can come up with.

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Example: Paper Monkey Brown Bag Puppet


Lightweight Blocks Perfect for Stacking
Stuff your brown paper bag with plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam, or anything lightweight. Seal it shut with tape and a piece of cardboard and you can build castles, forts, or play houses.

Packing Styrofoam Can be So Much Fun Before Hitting the Trash

Create a Masterpiece Sculpture
You'll need a large piece to start the base, or foundation. From there it's a matter of toothpicks and smaller pieces of Styrofoam. Paint and you can have a town, battlefield, ocean, and so much more.

Packing Peanuts and Yarn Make Beautiful Bracelets and Necklaces
Using yarn you can string packing peanuts to create necklaces and bracelets. You'll probably want to paint them to make them colorful.

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