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Upcycling Ideas for Kids

Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2021

Most of us want to help the environment by recycling as much as we can. Australian’s are known to produce 540kg of household waste per person, each year. As a result, the country is generating an estimated 67 million tonnes of waste, but only 37% is being recycled. Below are some ways to get your kids involved in upcycling, and let them turn their waste into a fun creative project. 

 

Tin can planters 

This amazing idea to upcycle your tin cans and turn them into planters. You can have the kids decorate these however they want, and then plant their favourite flower. 

Tin can planters

DIY Bird Houses

Don’t toss out your empty cartons, reuse them to create these cute bird planters which your kids can decorate with their favourite paints and colours.

DIY Bird Houses

Stained Glass Jars

If you’ve reused all your old pasta jars but they keep piling up, you can get the kids involved in this fun activity. Colour in your old glass jars with sharpies, these can be reused as pencil holders. 

Stained Glass Jars

DIY Cardboard Playhouse

If you’ve got extra cardboard laying around the house, this DIY playhouse is the perfect upcycling hack. The kids can decorate it however they want, and it’ll make playtime more entertaining.

DIY Cardboard Playhouse

Bubble Refill Station
Reuse your old detergent bottles and create this fun bubble refill station for the kids to play with.

Bubble Refill Station

We can all make a difference with our waste management, even if you follow a few of the upcycling ideas above. At Bonza Bins we make rubbish removal easy. We accept almost any kind of waste and we have skip bins of any size to cater to your needs. For more information about our services, make sure to get in touch and order the best skip bins in Armadale and the Southern Suburbs.