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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

June 14, 2009

sensible saver sunday

It wasn’t that long ago that I thought a toilet paper holder just held the toilet paper. The dish soap bottle’s only job was to make my hands gorgeous as I attempted to scrap food off dishes. The milk jug was only used to hold the milk… and then came the kids. The brightly colored mass distributed toys are not nearly as fun as the ones we can make using household castoffs. The creativity and environmental impact are invaluable to my children. I suggest you grab your trash and create an imagination station or the latest and greatest car race track, princess purse, sand shovel and squirt bottle.

Not that creative?

Your toilet paper roll could become- binoculars, tunnel, funnel, log cabins, musical instruments


Cover roll w/colored paper, staple one end, pour in dry beans, staple other end, decorate and shake!

Milk jug- create piggy banks, cut it in half to make a shovel, hang a string and make a perch for your  bird house,  cut a “door” make a home for a toy, cut out a mask   HERE are 35 more ideas

Dish soap bottle-  becomes a squirt toys instead of using the water gun, use them  to put paint in,  make a cool robot add foil, lie flat make a space coaster

Use Soda bottles to teach Science. HERE

Imagination is FREE………… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle but most importantly spend time imagining with your children!!


Ms. ED



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