Toys from Trash!

3 superb ideas that 5 - 8 year olds will love

Kids have really short attentions spans, and we all know what happens to toys that we buy. Expensive toys that lie around, unused looking for love, once your kiddo is done playing (usually within a week).

Creating toys from trash is a fabulous way of instilling creativity in your kids, avoiding waste and saving money!


As the mother of a 6 year old, I am always looking for ways to keep him occupied in a fruitful manner.  He is one of those children who love to store trash in the hope of making something out of it one day.  So what better way to engage him than finding meaningful stuff to make out of junk (which also relieves me of allocating more space for amassing it!

I recently discovered – an amazing site with plethora of suggestions. I’m surprised I hadn’t come across it so far. They mostly require very simple, readily available at home stuff and are easy to accomplish by small children.

Here are three simple ideas we tried, and absolutely loved!

1. Traffic Policeman

2. Toothpaste Pump

3. Funny flick

Apart from the fun activities, there are a lot of educational experiments (under themes like chemistry, electricity, heat, mathematics!!, etc.) on the site for older kids.

All I can say is that my hunt for new ideas is over :-) At least for the foreseeable future!

Hope you enjoy making these as much as we did!

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