If parents are looking for different crafts to try with their kids – while still thinking about the environment – then DK’s Recycle and Remake Creative Projects for Eco Kids ($18.99) may be the book to pick up.
As recycling and and reducing the amount of plastic you use seems to be on hold at the moment, this hardcover book helps kids and their parents reuse some of the plastics and other waste that is coming home.
The book begins with a planet health check and detailing our plastic problems before going into crafts kids can make using items from the garbage as well as extra supplies they may need including scissors, bowls and such.
Each craft offers a double spread page of pictures and quick information about how the craft is made and how it helps the environment. For example, pulling a plastic cup from the garbage, kids learn how to knot, tie and weave fabric to create various Rescued Pencil Cups. I am actually quite excited to try making recycled bookmarks, sheets of paper and seed shapes that you can plant and grow.
There are things you can make with a cardboard box, a party pinata and wax wrap, which makes me wonder why companies are charging so much to buy it.
The book ends with the emergency of our planet and how little changes can make a big difference to our planet.
I look forward to trying out some of these crafts while my guy is home.
A copy of this book was provided by DK for an honest review. The opinions are my own.