GREAT IDEAS FOR CREATIVE CRAFTS WITH OLD PACKAGING: A PLASTIC BOTTLE VECOMES A FIRE TRUCK
What do you do with empty yogurt jars or plastic bottles? Throw them away? No, don't do it! Upcycling is now fashionable. Starting from seemingly worthless trash, you can create toys and unique gifts with your children.
Egg cartons become treasure chests and paper towel rolls become amusing figures. There are no limits to the imagination. In this edition of our Upcycling series we’ll show you everything you need to create with plastic bottles.
Always remember that you should use child-friendly materials for crafts.
Nee-naw nee-naw nee-naw, here comes the fire truck: a plastic bottle is transformed!
In an instant, you can turn your household waste into a toy car to pull. Your children will surely want to create it with you. Everything you need for the truck chassis is a transparent 0.5 litre plastic bottle, a little red tempera paint suitable for children, five bottle caps, two sticks (thin skewers or straws), and a shoe string.
Use your imagination to add details to the truck. You can paint on words and windows. Even the extras, such as a water hose, can be simply made with a shoe string. The lights on the roof, for example, can be made from push pins, bending the point with pliers. The ladder can be quickly built with three sticks of wood while the fire hose support consist of two straws and a can.
Would you like the instructions in detail? Here is a step by step explanation:
Here are all the materials to build the complete fire engine truck:
This is how you build the base:
Use glue to attach everything to the bottle. We're off!
With simple materials, the truck becomes a unique piece. There are no limits to the imagination.