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When it comes to teaching your kids about recycling and reducing waste, it helps
a lot if you make things fun. Kids are more likely to stay interested if they learn
how unwanted stuff around the house can be transformed into something functional
Here's a great way to recycle plastic spoons into cute colorful flowers, and brighten
up the kids' room. This craft is really fun and easy, even younger kids can make
The materials needed for this kids craftreally cheap, if not free. You'll need some
plastic spoons in various colors such as white, red, blue, yellow or green (4 plastic
spoons to make 1 flower), some pipe cleaners, green plastic twist ties, and hot glue.
How to make plastic spoon flowers
1. Take a pipe cleaner, fold over about 1 inch at end and twist together. Repeat
on other end. You want to do the same for the other 3 pipe cleaners.
Gather all 4 pipe cleaners together and bend them in half, twisting pipe cleaners
loosely to form single unit.
2. Apply a little hot glue to top of handle of a plastic spoon. Stick the pipe cleaner
bundle to handle, overlapping loose pipe cleaner ends with bowl of spoon.
3. Repeat with 3 more disposable spoons to form a "flower". You may want to alternate
the colors. For example, red and green for Christmas.
4. To complete the plastic spoon flower, cut two 8-inch lengths of twist tie; twist
around spoon handles and curl as desired. If you like, wrap green tissue paper around
the "stem" and tie it off with a decorative bow. Give the flower to grandma for Grandparents
Day or Valentine's Day, and watch her smile!
Make as many plastic flowers as you like, and get really creative with different
sizes of disposable spoons. Better yet, get the kids to draw funny faces on the spoon
or decorate it with their favorite stickers.
The possibilities of recycling plastic spoons to make crafts for kids are endless.
Try our easy ideas or create your own. Have fun!
Featuring cute homemade soap crayons that are simple enough for kids to make themselves,
or with only a little help from adults. Also, get step-by-step instructions on how
to embed toys into homemade soaps.