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what can I make with 2 kids?

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lucysmam Fri 19-Sep-08 12:53:08

out of recycled bits n pieces?

I've got as far as egg boxes for xmas tree decs, people out of old washing up liquid or pop bottles & thats it!

Has to be relatively quick & simple enough for 19mo and 3yo to do before the 3 yo goes to nursery. Am going to have a google n see what I can find as well, just wondered if anyone here had any ideas

Thanks smile

springbaby Fri 19-Sep-08 13:31:37

I saw this in the Times a few weekands ago!!

or click below the author's name on this article for a pdf of other ideas


coppertop Fri 19-Sep-08 13:32:33

I saw the title and was going to suggest a large pie.

<runs away>

TheBlackPearlDragon Fri 19-Sep-08 13:33:22

I was thinking Kid Casserole, coppertop

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 19-Sep-08 13:33:24

Yes, I thought this was another of your cooking questions!!!

midnightexpress Fri 19-Sep-08 13:37:26

Caterpillar out of egg box cut in half lengthways and stuck together at the short end (iyswim...).

Papier mache animals - the old round a balloon business for the body, then loo rolls for the legs and neck and something else for the head (ping pong ball? Scrunched up newspaper?).

twinsareus Fri 19-Sep-08 14:03:43

Aquarium out of ols shoe box.. paint inside back blue.. hang pieces of green paper from inside top to be seaweed.. fishes out of sparkly paper, decorate inside bottom to look like the seabed.. crabs, snails, shells..

grumpalumpa Fri 19-Sep-08 14:46:35

My DC made an elmo elephant out of the top of the plastic milk bottles the other day. the handle was the trunk etc....then covered it with big squares of brightly coloured paper! Especially good if you read the books!
If not go for a short walk and collect various leaves etc and then just let them stick em on the paper! Great fun!

lucysmam Fri 19-Sep-08 21:46:28

I'd forgotten all about this after my oh so busy afternoon of doing nothing while oh watched the lo!!

pmsl coppertop, don't tempt me grin

springbaby blue peter makes . . . fab!! used to love them when I was a kid. Never allowed to do any of them though sad

elmo elephant . . . will save a couple of milk bottles for that too!!

midnightexpress not sure about papier mache n school uniform hmm but, egg box caterpillar is so obvious & it never occurred to me!

Thanks for the ideas, will keep saving bits for them to get creative with & have a look at BP makes link tomorrow morning smile

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