What is the first impression that comes to your mind when you heard the word “recycle”. Most probably you must be imagining something like this separating paper, glass, cans. If you think so then you need to give it a second thought. You can recycle things at home, if you have good imaginative skills. One of the ways of recycling things is to make fun craft projects for the children and the whole family.
So earlier if you used to throw the old cardboard boxes into the dustbin considering them as useless or sell them as junks then you need to change this habit as we are giving you ten best examples of what you can do to these old cardboard boxes to make some cool products. They are not only interesting but they can even make you an inspiration for others to play with these boxes using your imaginative virtues. It might happen that your definition of recycling might change forever. And also you can help the Mother Nature as every year countless trees and millions of gallons of water can be saved which are sacrificed in the process of making paper and cardboard.
1. Home sweet home
Take a scissors and cut the windows and doors on the box, you will get an instant house. You can make it look awesome by painting it or even you can stick nice glittering papers outside it. You can even use colorful bulbs inside it. At night, plug it into a socket and turn on the switch and when the lights are off then it will be just great thing to watch.
2. Fascinating alpha-numeric charts
Cut the alphabets A-Z and numbers 0-9 from the cardboard with the scissors, paint them with different shades and then stick them on a plain sheet you will get an eye-catching alpha-numeric chart. It will be a good thing to teach your children while playing with it.
3. Make your own home bank
Take a box and wrap it with glazed paper and glue it from all sides. Thus you will get a closed box from all sides. After this, make a small hole on it with a knife or something. Now you can use it as a piggy bank for your children and inspire them to get the benefits of saving.
4. Home made compost
The earthworms increase the fertility of the soil. These worms convert the food scrap and organic waste materials into nature’s best soil and hence enhance the fertility of the soil. These earth worms love to eat cardboard cartons and newspapers. Thus instead of burning them, you should do the best use of them and also help environment.
5. Your own home bank
Take a box and cut its lid with the scissors thus you will get a box that is open from the top. To embellish it make use of glaze paper, colors or whatever you want then put some soil in it and then put some artificial flowers in it. You can put it in your drawing room to show the creativity of your children or even your own.
6. A toy bus
You can also make cute looking toy bus with an old cardboard box. Cut the windows, doors, front glass and the rear glass of the bus. Take four big crowns of bottles, join them with each other with a thin iron rod or whatever to make the front and rear wheels. Assemble and color all parts. You can even use small LEDs in the front and rear panel of the bus to give it a real look.
7. Glittering greeting cards
If you have some thin cardboard boxes, you can also make beautiful and cute greeting cards. All you need is scissors, colors, glazed paper and glittering pens. Now color them, cut them and write them the way you want. You can give them to your friends, neighbors and relatives on special occasions.
8. A good insulator
Take a cardboard box and cut it into very thin layers and pieces and put this stuff on the flooring of your pet house your pet will love it because it acts as a good insulator and thus provide your pet a cozy and warm place to live in.
9. Growing columns
You can make growing columns with the cardboard. Take a cardboard box and stuff it with stones and then sand making two different layers and then water. After the water sinks, fill it almost to the top with soil and now you can plant vegetable or salad crops in it. Water it time to time and make sure that it is should be placed in such a place where it can get abundant sunlight.
10. Other fascinating usages
With the help of some technical support, cardboard can be used as to make stuff like egg-incubators, solar box cookers and even for making furniture.
So what are you waiting for, unfold your wings of imagination and fly in the sky of creativity and create things which can bag you appreciation and admiration.