5 Common Household Items With Fun Recycling Abilities10:54 AM
We as a family try our best to "go green" in as many ways as possible. We are not always 100% effective, but you would be surprised how many items that you use every day around the home can easily be recycled into something fun for the family. These recycling tips will show you how five every day items can be transformed into fun projects with very little effort.
The obvious solution for recycling tires at home is to make a tire swing. I have yet to meet a child or many adults that didn't love a tire swing. With a little bit of chain and a good sized tree branch, you can easily make a tire swing of your own. Old tires can also be turned into colorful planters with a little bit of paint and dirt. If you bury part of the tires in the ground and paint with different colors, you can create a small jungle gym in your backyard for the kids too.
Just because your hose has sprung a leak does not mean it is useless. Give it new life by poking a few more holes in it! Adults can create a soaker hose for the garden by poking many small holes in the length of a hose and turning the water pressure on low. Make a fun snake-like sprinkler for thoe kids by poking some additional holes in the hose and turning the water on high. If your hose has been severed or partially destroyed, cut off a few lengths and male homemade jump ropes or cut smaller pieces and let the kids decorate them to make their own snakes.