Crafty Wednesday – Recycled crafts

We made a super fun craft the other day. We have crafts every Wednesday at the library.  Some are very basic but I’m always looking for fun things to do with the kids.  This recycled craft was a really fun project and the end result was great!

All you need for this project is:

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  • recycled plastic bottles
  • plastic bowl full of water (NOT styrofoam)
  • nail polish
  • scissors

First you cut the top off the water bottle, then cut straight strips down all the way around

Then you round the edges of the strip so it looks more like a flower

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To paint the flower, you drip various colors of nail polish on top of a bowl of water.  Dip your plastic flower into the paint.  All the paint sticks directly to the plastic

The end result was so much better than I expected!

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This was a simple, fun project for kids but it can be used with older kids as well.  The same painting technic can be used on wooden beads, ceramic mugs and much more!  Try it if you do craft classes at your library or classroom!

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