100 Things to Recycle and Make

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Jul 2019

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100 things to Recycle and Make is a fantastic collection of creative projects you can do with your children. It consists of five sections each of which focuses on a specific material: cereal boxes, cardboard tubes (toilet paper and kitchen towel), paper plates, materials found in nature (shells, acorns, cones etc) and egg cartons.
As soon as I got this book I immediately started collecting these supplies as we really wanted to make as many of these fantastic animals, monsters, boats and other creative things as possible. The benefits of this kind of artwork are obvious: parents spending quality time with children, developing imagination, creativity and thinking out of box.
It also brought it home how much unnecessary packaging an average family like ours throws away and how this waste should be reduced or avoided altogether if we want a better future for our children.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group (QEB) for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
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Wonderful book that show how to use recycle materials and make crafts. It had wonderful ideas and I was able to use some of them with  the kids at the library.
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I appreciate that these crafts are very accessible. A kid can make these projects largely on their own and generally play with the result.
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Lovely book. My son loved me reading it to him. The targeted audience. It was easy to read and well written  Lots of interesting things to do
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"100 Things to Recycle and Make" by Fiona Hayes is a book of creativity and conservation for kids that teaches them both ingenuity and to see potential in the things around them. This book has 100 projects for kids to make out of things that would otherwise go in the landfill. It teaches children how to make useful things and artwork that boosts they sense of worth and helps them grow their creativity.

There is so much to love in this book and the many projects will stimulate kids' minds for hours and hours.

I received this eBook free of charge from Quarto Publishing Group – QEB via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
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Such a fun book. I was excited to get this book as I had my niece and nephew coming for the summer. The book has crafts for many different age groups and very different levels or difficulty. This would make a great addition to a classroom, or home-schooled classroom.
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I received an ARC of this book from  Quarto Publishing Group - QEB via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion.

Great book, it gives you exactly what the title says. Ideas and more ideas with easy steps by steps with pictures of each project, I like that. Because I know I'm probably not the only one that so a craft,  and decided to try to reproduce it and well it didn't work. In this case, if you do something wrong, the book will help you and give you the solution. 

I like that it has easy projects like for young children and some more complicated for older ones, you have options on the type of materials and also the functionality. I believe that this book also represents a great opportunity for having fun in a more simple way.  So, if you are a teacher, mom, aunt, grandmom or simple like children. And doing crafts on your own imagination sound scary. I recommend this book.
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I'm always looking for new crafts and ideas especially those that you can reuse old items for! This book comes at the best time, when people are looking to waste and buy less, and what better way that to get crafty using recycled and upcycle products that you have and use everyday! 

Plus they make really great gifts too! 

Thank you Fiona Hayes and Netgalley for this ARC!
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So many great craft ideas. Loved this one! Makes a great gift for the kids in your life. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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Practical book that teaches kids about recycling, and things that can be made from recycled material. Nice book to introduce kids to be more environmentally conscious. Easy to understand.
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100 Things to Recycle and Make is a blast for kids (and adults too)!  With a few recyclables on hand like cardboard boxes, paper plates, cardboard tubes, egg cartons, and materials found in nature you have endless possibilities for fun. The book is well layed out with easy to follow illustrations. From giraffes to jellyfish and cacti to tugboats, there are so many fun creations to make.
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I was given this book from free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I had mixed feelings about this book. The crafts themselves are cute, and easy to make with the given instructions. My son really liked the giraffe bookends, and has plans to make others soon.

The crafts range from needing leftover craft supplies to requiring a truly alarming amount of egg cartons. There are dozens of crafts that can be made from collecting things from outside, and some tutorials use a little of both. 

The instructions vary. Some tell you exactly what you need to do and what to use while others tell you to procure different size boxes, cut them at an angle, and hope for the best. I liked that there were illustrations to tell you exactly how to cut or fold things, but I wish that basic measurements or some sense of scale had been included.

The book had a lot of fun ideas, but procuring the items takes time and a lot of Styrofoam. Not all of the projects are very "green" in nature (cutting and painting disposable plates and bowls and straws), so I was disappointed that they declared these as "Recycling projects" in the title.
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100 Things To Recycle and Make is a fun book with easy to follow instructions.  The projects are perfect for children in grades K-2.  My second grade son loved it.  His only problem with the book was using the digital format we used.  I would recommend this in a hard copy format. I love the illustrations because they make it easy for early readers to follow along. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.
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Crafty kids of all ages would enjoy looking through this inspiring book and choosing a fun project to make. 

From sea creatures, zoo animals, friendly monsters, insects, birds, a tug boat, a fire engine, a rocket, this book has so much to offer.

Learn how to use everyday objects such as cardboard boxes or egg cartons to make these amazing art projects. 

The adorable projects are easy to make and sure to awaken and inspire cReAtIvItY. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the ARC I received in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a lovely colourful guide on how to create lots of fun creations using cardboard and other recyclable materials. Each project has a list at the beginning about what is needed and then Clear step by step guide with photos showing how to create it. There are even some big sculptures towards the end of the book. I can imagine my class of year fives being given a page in this book along with the material and be able to create the project independently. The book does seem to use a lot of paperplates and bowls so not everything can be found in the recycle bin but most things can. Overall it is a clever and creative book.
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This is a really nice book full of great ideas. The only thing I regret it’s from same material over and over again, I would have loved more variety. Still nice ideas.
Would be very useful for schools and nurseries.
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My new favorite book for crafting! So many ideas and so easy to make everything! I was excited already after having seen the cover, but after going through the book I looked for every available package and everything that can be used for these projects. I absolutely love this book, because I can make so many cool things with children from  materials that are mostly thrown away. Moreover, these projects teach children creativity, out of the box thinking and they also boost children’s self-esteem. This book help parents to avoid buying a lot of unnecessary toys which will be just lying around the house after just a couple of weeks.
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This was a sweet and fun book with lots of easy-to-follow construction plans. It's divided into sections, so pretty much whatever suitable item you have around the house can be made into something, whether the material be cardboard boxes or tubes, egg cartons, paper plates or even items from nature. Each section has a score of items to make, so you'll never be stick for something to make although you may be spoiled for choice!

I enjoyed reading this and while my own children are a bit old for a book like this one now, they loved this kind of thing when they were younger. Working with the hands improves the brain, and allows children to think outside the box - quite literally, seeing it not as a box, but as something to be created and then played with and enjoyed.

Entertaining your kids doesn't necessarily mean trip to the store to buy something expensive and made from plastic which eventually is likely to end in some ocean somewhere, killing wildlife. This is a sane and creative alternative, and very easy on the budget! It brings not only immediate rewards to children, but also sets them up with confidence and self-reliability for their future. I commend it fully.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you NetGalley.


There is some GREAT information in this book.  Especially for a mom like me who has NO idea what she's doing!  My kids loved this book too!
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We really enjoyed the wide variety of idea in this book, it covered very simple and more complex things to make which meant it was more useful for a wide range of ages. It also used easily sourced items, although of course very little of it could be recycled afterwards..
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