Up-Cycling

Homemade Snow Shakers - I heard a statistic on the radio the other day which said that the item most confiscated at airport security checks was in fact the humble snow shaker. (Apparently due to the liquid inside them). So don’t buy them and risk loosing them at the security desk, just buy a simple figurine and make your...
Milk Bottle Night Lights - After making games from milk bottle tops, we needed something to do with the milk bottles. These were the 4 pint (2.2 litre) size ones. We cut a section of plastic out of the bottle, to insert and remove the push on led lights, before handing them over to the kids to decorate. They used...
Packing Peanuts - We were given a large bag of packing peanuts by a lady in a book shop and have been happily playing with them all half term. First we added different countainers, tongs and ┬áthe inside of a cracker box and had fun sorting the packing peanuts. Isaac loved finding all the “s” shapes! ┬áThis all...
Packing Peanut Pisa! - What do you get if you add packing peanuts, children and cocktail sticks together! Some very interesting structures! Isaac had fun making holes in his packing peanuts and Evan made a very wobbly tower!! Lil loved this and spent hours creating an alien, a bed for him, a rocket, an oven to cook his space...
Making Modern Art! - Hooray for the holidays! Finally a sunny day so we took the mess outside! We took out some interesting pieces of polystyrene we have been saving for ages. Also some things to stick in the polystyrene, bamboo and cocktail sticks, pipe cleaners and spaghetti. As well as some things to thread on the things to...
Giant Nest - Wet and rainy so we decided to make a GIANT nest! I cut up some cardboard to be the twigs, shredded paper to line the nest with and I put a little yellow chick in each balloon egg before I blew them up! They sprung into action building the nest! We added the eggs and...
Sand Tent! - The ultimate upcycle, ever wondered what happens to tents after a festival? Here on the Isle of Wight they get given to charity shops. We bought one and filled it with 3 bags of play sand. Instant sand pit, with built in UV shelter or rain shelter! Added bonus it can be zipped up at...