The recycling bin is a tried and true source of inspiration for DIY green crafts and toys. And now, thanks to Box Play for Kids' collection of twenty-two designer stickers, even the least crafty among us may transform unassuming toilet paper tubes into a soaring rocket ship or pair of binoculars, or a macaroni and cheese box into the perfect clutch purse to accessorize the dress-up play outfit of a budding eco-fashionista. Above: Say Cheese! The empty box from a macaroni and cheese dinner turns into a sweet new camera to play with in a flash.
A husband and wife team created Box Play for Kids stickers when they were inspired by their two-year old’s penchant for playing with recyclable boxes. How cute is this cow, who comes to life, quite appropriately, once the milk carton has been emptied.
Try as we may to streamline and reduce our consumption, household boxes tend to fill the recycle bin to the brim on a regular basis. Repurposing and upcycling boxes, toilet paper tubes and juice and milk cartons into toys that little ones will enjoy and engage with offers the savvy dual solution of innovative recycling and does away with the desire to constantly purchase new toys.
The stickers themselves are also eco-friendly in nature, printed on 100% recycled uncoated paper which enables kids to embellish the designs as they see fit.