Keep the kids busy for an hour or two and let them create their own unique bottle cap bugs!
With just a few basic materials they can let their imaginations run wild and see how many bugs or animals they can create. PS: Have you seen these birds and bugs made from old CDs?
You will need:
- Bottle caps / Plastic lids
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Foam or coloured cardboard
- Sharp tool and a candle
- Marker pens
What to do:
Use the candle to heat up the sharp point of your tool and melt two holes on opposite sides in the lids.
Tie the lids together at the back with pieces of pipe cleaners or thin wire. Make another hole in the top side of the first lid. Let the kids cut thin strips out of the hardboard or foam and glue stripes onto the caterpillar. Thread a piece of coloured pipe cleaner through the top hole of the head to make the antennae. Let them glue the googly eye, and draw a smile.
Use one large and one smaller lid to join the lids together with the caterpillar. Let the kids cut thin black strips out of cardboard and glue them onto the body. Glue the eyes and draw a smile. Make two holes in the top of the head and thread a piece of black pipe cleaner for the antennae.
Cut a circle the same size as the large lid out of light yellow cardboard. Fold in half and cut the wing shape. Open and glue onto the body.
Make two holes on the top side of the lid. Thread a pipe cleaner for the antennae. Use a black marker to colour the top third of the lid, and draw the dots and wings. Glue the eyes to finish off the ladybug.
Cut a beak out of the foam, and glue eyes and feathers onto a large lid to make a bird.
What a fun recycle craft to do with the kids on an afternoon or the weekend!