Recycled craft ideas for teenagers - The added benefits of recycling crafts for kids are, the time you spends creating something is much more enjoyable than trying to entertain kids. The time flies, the kids build self esteem and confidence. When our minds are focused on creating, making and doing we experience flow moments, the thinking and the doing become one. We balance our left and right brains.
Paper Mache - Put those old phone books to good use, get the kids to tear them up in to tiny pieces, soak in a four and water paste. To make the flour and water paste use 2 tbsp of flour to 2 cups of water, a thick consistency. When the paper is nicely soaked, make it in to a shape using a mould. Cover bowls with cling film to use as a mould for a fruit bowl. Use a inflated balloon which you can burst with the paper mache mould is dry. Cover the mould with the paper mache and allow to dry. Kids love making masks which they can paint, decorate and wear after.