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Make your own recycled trucks

 
Recycling can be so much fun! Kids will love playing with these recycled trucks made from old plastic bottles or containers and other items you have around the house. Building recycled trucks comes with benefits too, getting kids to use their imagination and concentration skills as they come up with different designs.
Recycling can be so much fun! Kids will love playing with these recycled trucks made from old plastic bottles or containers and other items you have around the house.

Building recycled trucks comes with benefits too, getting kids to use their imagination and concentration skills as they come up with different designs.

Younger kids may just need your help to glue their creations together.
 

Make your own recycled trucks

 

What you will need for each recycled truck

 
  • Recycled plastic bottles or plastic containers with a lid
 
  • PVA glue
 
  • 4 small lids from old plastic bottles or containers (all the same size, such as from milk bottles)
 
  • Marker pens in different colours
 
  • Decorating objects such as pipe cleaners, stickers, glitter etc
 

How to make your recycled trucks


1. First decide what kind of truck you could make with your bottle eg a fire truck, a logging truck, an ambulance etc.

2. Glue on the lid at the top of the bottle with the PVA glue.

3. Turn your plastic bottle or container on its side to form the body. Then take the 4 small lids and glue them onto your bottle's sides to make the wheels.

4. Decorate your recycled truck with the market pens, pipe cleaners, stickers etc to create windows, doors, roof racks and more - you decide!
 
5. Why stop at one truck! Use your recycled materials and make more trucks to add to the fleet.
 

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Source: This article has been written by Creators, a nationwide service offering quality home-based care and education. Creators are passionate about seeing every child’s unique talent being recognized and nurtured.
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