We had a large collection of plastic bottle tops of all sizes and colours which we thought would fit nicely into our shapes around us theme.Materials needed:
Plastic bottle tops
Thick cardboard or some other flat surface e.g. corkboard squares, the lid of a box...
2 sided tape (glue did not work very well)
Scissors - child safe ( or you could pre cut 2 sided tape in small widths to fit on back of bottle tops.)
- choose their plastic bottle tops
- peel backing off 1 side of tape and place it on back of bottle top
- peel backing off other side of tape and press it onto thick cardboard
- create an amazinc, colourful collage of circles
|A finished creation|
Look what other amazing creations from plastic caps we found:
|Necklace of bottle caps|
|Music stick |
|Colour sorting and stacking|
|Lulu dot upcycles London’s waste into lasting beauty. |
This is Captivative lamp, made from plastic bottle tops.
|Paper cylinders and bottle caps could make many things...|
Here at Learning 4 Kids they are turned into a stand up alphabet.
We have linked to Child Central Station which also has some more ideas for using plastic bottle tops and other recyclables in their What Would You Do With It? series.
|Bottlecap Little Bottlecap: Four Art Projects for Children, Families, Schools and Non-Profits Utilizing Recycled Plastic Bottlecaps|
by Michelle Stitzlein
30 page e book.
Four art projects using recycled, plastic bottle caps. Teachers and parents will enjoy this whimsical, colourful booklet that includes supply lists, step-by-step instructions and photographs for Lollipop Flower Lawn Ornaments, Polka Garden Installations, Cap-By-Number Murals and Mod Magnets for the fridge.
Bottle Cap Activities by Cathy Cisneros