Frog Friends (Recycled Bottle Craft)

We went to a wonderful craft session today where we learnt how to reuse items from the recyling bin for great craft ideas. My inner eco-warrior recycles as much as possible, but reusing and repurposing in the first place is an even better use of resources. And it's so much more fun!

We used the ends of two water bottles to make this quick and easy Frog Friend.

Bottle Buddies Frog Friends

You'll need:

  • two water bottle ends
  • sticky tape
  • green paint
  • googly eyes
  • double-sided tape
  • red card

Frog Friends (Recycled bottle craft)

What to do:

  1. Cut the ends from two equally sized bottles.
  2. Turn the bottle ends on top of each other and create a hinge using sellotape to join the two sides, tape on both the inside and outside securely.
  3. Use double-sided sticky tape to attach two googly eyes to the upper bottle end.
  4. Cut a tongue shape from the red card, create a fold and use double-sided tape to attach to the inside of the lower bottle end.
  5. Paint the inside of the bottles with green paint. Paint takes a while to dry on plastic and painting the inside is less messy while little ones may want to play with it. PVA glue can be added to the paint to help it adhere to the plastic.

Thanks to Brecon Carreg for a lovely event exploring recycled craft.

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Comments

  1. says

    How clever! It's quite a good new recycling project for my girls! They like frogs very much and will be delighted to create themselves few new to play with. Thank you for the idea!

  2. Corinne Onasick says

    Teaching your kids to be environmentally-friendly not only helps to make your home healthier and more energy efficient but also encourages them to develop good, lifelong habits. Praising your kids on their commitment and letting them know that their actions greatly make a difference will encourage them to be environmentally friendly. By helping to maintain a healthy and environmentally-safe living environment you and your family are helping to preserve and better our planet for future generations.

  3. says

    What a wonderful idea! I try really hard to teach mi children how to protect the environment and I think that the best way is to learn it while playing, this way they associate it with fun and good time. I'll definitely use you idea to my next lesson.

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