Over the last couple of weeks we have been making an effort to start up our recycling. We are starting slow by recycling plastics and will be making an indoor recycling centre for the children. I want them to learn want we do and don't recycle as well as why. We will be sifting through the recycling and keeping bits and boobs which might come in handy and this was our first piece of recycle art.
With a variety of bottle tops in front of them the children came up with the idea of turning them into animals. We didn't have any plastic paint so instead we went with the idea of making them into Easter cards and using permanent markers for the details.
We started off by covering the card with glue and then used tissue paper squares to completely cover the front of the card. You could alternatively use coloured card or cover it with craft paper. P used scissors to cut the tissue paper ensuring it did not have any gaps.
We then added a layer of green for grass. P's is on the left, she took a lot of time to make sure it was nice and neat. Little man stuck his down and told me it's 'long wavy grass'.
Next we stuck the bottle tops onto the picture by adding PVA glue around the rim and then letting them dry overnight. The following morning we used a permanent marker to draw on there faces, legs and any other details.
Once the ink had dried off we used normal A4 and tissue paper to make little deals for the card such as a cloud, sun and bunny ears.
We used our recycled bottle top craft to join in a Google + hangout featuring Maggy from redtedart with their bottle lid stamps, and ladybugs, Anthea at Zingzingtree with her girls beautiful bottle top flowers and people. Cerys and her beautiful bottle top owl, and our blogger with Spanish Marbles. Ali from Kidschaos with her fantastic Bottle Top Monsters and Kath’s KnittyMummy’s beer bottle photo badges.