Teaching and promoting Zero Waste with children is not just about recycling, repurpose and repair skill teaching has many benefits for child and the environment. Learning to fix things or repurpose for another use teaches children to problem solve and to use their imaginations. Repair and repurpose can teach that discarded materials are resources that create opportunities. Self-esteem and self-sufficiency as well as respect for tools are also benefits of children doing repair and repurpose projects.
This week we share 10 craft ideas that repurpose household items that may have otherwise ended up in garbage.