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I grew up in a village of 500 people and now live in a beach town of 10 000. Wife to Jeff, Mama to Makenna and Jack. This is my place to share what's up with us, and the place where I sometimes need to pour my heart out about the not so sunshiney moments. This is my happy place. Thanks for stopping by :) Copyright 2012 by Melissa Wormington, that no part of this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, without permission from the publisher.
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Jeff, Makenna, Jack and Melissa. Spring 2012. Photo credit: Tricia Denomme/Hope Photography

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Does your Garbage / Recycling area look like this right now?

Christmas with kids brings packaging. Tiny little toys that come anchored to oversized boxes. Held in place by those tiny plastic ties...hundreds of them per package. It takes you an hour to break the toy truck free from the box it came in. And that Littlest Pet Shop Rescue Centre? You're looking at an entire afternoon trying to get all those pieces out of the box.
And, if you have really little ones, you know that they quite often prefer to play with the box and paper that gift came in, rather than the toy itself.

In the town that we live in, the Garbage and Recycling is picked up biweekly, and in our case that day isn't until next Wednesday. So as well as being surrounded by new toys, we are also surrounded by the boxes and packages they came in.

Here's an idea...make a Recyclobot!

Collect a pile of stuff from your recycling area to create your Recyclobot.

Bring out some glue (white glue, gluestick, glue gun, whatever), some tape, and whatever else will work to put it together and set to work assembling your new friend.

We had the best luck with duct tape.

A fun little craft for any day of the year, especially when your Recycle Box is overflowing.

Makenna wanted to paint hers. Jack just wanted to paint.

Thanks (again) to Family Fun Magazine for this idea. Their Recyclobot is featured on page 20 of the Dec-Jan 2010/2011 issue, but I couldn't find a link to it online.