Craft library

 

“What can I do with…?” is a question we get asked a lot.

Here are some ideas and inspiration from across the internet for simple crafts using waste materials. Many of these crafts are suitable for children, but please take care if you are cutting metal and hard plastics as the edges can be very sharp.

 

Steel fish can

Make a clamshell box: https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Clamshell-Tin-Box/ 

 

Metallised plastic (confectionery and snack wrappers)

Make a woven purse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdds_8Y_akQ 

 

 

PET plastic bottles

Make a broom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFrIsUqKUUM 

Make very strong string with a plastic bottle cutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3FOWHFEr4 

Make decorative flowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7EPwoiMhtE 

Use bottles for gardening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnR9eGiGm-s 


 

HDPE plastic bottles

Make a hard plastic sheet or block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUR6_bQLU-E

 

 

Textile waste

Make a landscape picture using fabric scraps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObTxKp7U9VE


 

 

Other waste materials

Make toys from trash: http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys-from-trash.php 



 

 

If you have more ideas you would like to share please contact us!

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