Fun DIY Plastic Bottle Decor: Upcycling with Kids at Home

Have plastic bottles laying around at home? Looking to discard them? Well, you shall change your mind after reading this amazing article on how you can upcycle plastic bottles at home with your kids and make fun DIY Plastic Bottle Decor!

Plastic waste is one of the greatest contributors to environmental damage. Eliminating plastic from our daily life doesn’t seem to be an option but minimizing its use can do wonders for the well-being of the planet. But have you ever wondered what impacts upcycling of plastic can have on the environment? Not really, right?

Upcycle plastic bottles

Upcycling plastic bottles at home can help in reducing the level of plastic waste and as a result of this, our ecosystem will experience less damage. If you are one of those environmentally friendly parents, involving your kids in sustainable practices like upcycling plastic bottles at home can help you in raising environmentalists for the future and keep your best foot forward for saving the planet.

Provided below are our 3 child-friendly upcycling ideas with plastic bottles at home:

DIY Plastic Bottle Planters

You will need:

  • Few plastic bottles (wide ones preferred)
  • A cutter
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Cocopeat
  • Seeds
  • Water

Plastic bottles can be easily upcycled into planters at home. This will eliminate the need for you to buy new planters for growing more plants in your garden. All you would need to do is cut the bottles using a sharp cutter into two halves and seal the edges by pressing them against the soleplate of heated iron. Once done, give it to your children and guide them in making a planter out of this self-made plastic container. You can help them in refilling your newly made DIY containers with a decent composition of the soil, compost, and cocopeat. You can end the activity by guiding your kids in sowing seeds and watering the soil mix adequately. 

DIY Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank

You will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Colorful chart papers
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Markers
  • Stickers
Piggy bottle bank with plastic

This is by far the easiest DIY plastic bottle activity for your little ones. All you would need to do is use a cutter and make a 1.5-inch cut on the plastic bottle. Now take a knife, heat its blade, and insert it inside the cut to soften the edges. In the next step, you would need to draw eyes, nose, and lips on the cap of the plastic bottle. After it’s done, allow your little ones to give it a more creative look using watercolors, colorful chart papers, stickers, etc. Your DIY piggy bank is now ready for your little one’s money-saving needs.

DIY octopus wall hanging

You will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Colorful ribbons
  • Paint colors
  • Cutter
  • Scissor
  • Paintbrush
  • Jute rope
DIY octopus wall hanging with plastic

Octopus wall hanging might not look that easy but it is going to be your child’s favorite DIY activity. You can start the DIY preparation by taking a plastic water bottle and cutting it into two halves with the help of a cutter. You can pick either of the two cutouts for DIY and don’t forget to soften the sharp edges of the bottle by pressing it against the heated plate of iron. Once done, give the cutout to your little ones for painting and keep it aside once done for drying. Later, you will need to make two small holes at the bottom of the chosen cutout and multiple holes close to the softened edges.

Once done, guide your kids into inserting colorful ribbons inside each hole and help them in tying knots. Now give a piece of jute rope to your kids and let them paint it. Insert the rope in the two small holes and secure it with a knife once the paint on it gets dried. In the end, you can let your kids enhance the look of the wall hanging by putting stickers on it and making it look cuter and more appropriate for their room decoration.

That’s it!

We hope you enjoyed reading our recycling ideas and would like to give it a try with your kids for making some cool reusable stuff out of it. Click on to read more such amazing DIY ideas and create amazing stuff at home with your little ones. Happy Recycling! Happy Parenting!

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