We love to recycle and although our plastic bottle useage has gone down dramatically over the lockdown period our recycling bin still has bottles. The children wanted to re-use the plastic bottles so we lined them up, removed the plastic caps and labels. We’ve filled our house with plants lately so we thought we could recycle the bottles into animal plant pots or planters.
Recycled bottle animal plant pots equipment:
selection of empty bottles with labels removed
How to make recycled bottle animal flower pots
First we trimmed the bottles to the size we wanted, adding shape along the top of the cut for ears or eyes if necessary. The children wanted to create as many as animals as they could. Then we gave each bottle a base coat.
My daughter is obsessed with Minions at the moment and I had a hard time persuading her they weren’t animals.
We painted each bottle a different colour, and when they were dry we could add detail for each animal using Posca pens. My 10 year old made a dog, cat, and a frog, whilst I added a panda and a lamb. We used some googly eyes for the frog and panda to make them really stand out. When they were finished we placed plants inside, although you could also use them as pen pots to keep your desk tidy.
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