For Autumn it seemed appropriate to make something with chestnuts.We reused ice-cream cups we had washed and saved in the Summer. With fabric scarps we made up our chestnut dolls in very fashionable gowns! We painted on lips, added googly eyes and yarn hair. Some children made dolls of themselves!
Reused and recycled material in crafts is no longer a choice, but an idea who's time has come. We have many materials that with a bit of thought can be reused,recycled or uncycled to create something new, thus reduce waste.
My group of 30 children have fun creating and imagining activities reusing materials and giving them new meaning.