Projet Upcycling : Making Christmas ornements from recycled materials and fabrics
The holidays are upon us, a perfect opportunity to sit down with the kids and show them how they can make easy and incredible projects with re-used and recycled materials. At Message Factory, we are full of creativity and it is always a pleasure to share our inspiring ideas to re-use materials that would otherwise end up in the landfills.
Required material :
- One white or color sock
- Rice, peas or lentils
- Cord or rubber band
- Fabric left over or felt
- Black or colorful buttons
- Stuffing (can come from an old pillow)
- Hot glue
- Various decorations (ribbon, glitter, pom poms)
- Permanent marker
Begin with a sock and fill the bottom (of the foot) with rice or else so the base can stand up.
Then fill half with stuffing and tie.
Fold the top to form a cap or cut the excess if desired.
Use hot glue to add a ribbon to the neck, hat, buttons
Use a felt pen to draw eyes, mouth, and carrot for the nose.