It is time for Project Recycle & Create! (Have you seen our sock snowmen from last month?) This month we are recycling bottle tops and we made a candy cane one can use as a tree ornament too!
We have been collecting bottle tops for a while now, but we only used the red and white for the candy cane(there are 2 more ideas later in this post too).
I made holes into the tops with this metal kebab stick. Most plastic was quite soft, so not too difficult.
I gave my 3.5 year old a white pipecleaner with the instruction to find a red top(visual discrimination skills, listening to instructions) and thread it on. The threading is great for fine motor skills too!
The threading was done on the straight pipecleaner and the it was bent to the shape of a candy cane. The top end of the pipecleaner was bent so it could hang on the tree.
We also made a “tree” with the green tops, and a wreath, made with the green, red and gold tops:
A simply way to recycle and create with bottle tops- together with pipecleaners it can become Christmas shapes/Ornaments for the tree!