Mining Your Trash
What trash do you normally throw out that could be used for toys, craft projects, or organization?
Look at things in a whole new light. Be creative. Before you throw it out, think "How can I use this?" or "What could I use this for?"
Could a broken item have some good parts left that could be used for something else?
Here are some possible items:
Storing small pieces of toys or puzzles
Cut apart and use as plastic material
Cut out "silverware" for a play kitchen
Cut off at about 4". Add dirt and plant seeds.
Please check out Mining Your Junk Mail page or Play Materials for other ideas.
You probably have your own ideas for what to do with your trash. You may have thought of a new use for the things you throw away that I never would have come up with. Please take time to share with us, and I will share it with everyone.
Additional Play Materials Resources
Ideas for cheap play materials to use with your children.
Mining Your Junk Mail
How to look at your junk mail as a gold mine for materials for kids toys, activities, and crafts.
How to find and create stickers that children will love to play with.
Recommended purchased items that can be used to create kid's toys, activities, or crafts.
Do you have some items to recycle and need some ideas of what you can do with them? Check out Trash Matcher.
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