9 Family Fun Ideas for the Summer Holidays
- July 1st, 2014
- in Lifestyle
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 9 family-fun ideas for the summer holidays
Words by Charlotte McDevitt, Executive Director – Green VI
Photography by Anya Brewley Schultheiss and YEP
The summer holidays are coming – a great time to engage creative projects at home with the children in the BVI. Here are some ideas of functional items you can create, using what’s around you that will not break the bank.
2) A Pallet Garden
Perfect for a wall or space that needs some life and colour
3) Pallet Furniture
Create your own furniture to use at home or to enter into the CHAIR-ity event. BVI Killi Killi Arts Company has assisted with making some for the BVI library that is currently undergoing a ‘green’ makeover
4) Tyre Garden
Use old tyres to create a garden
5) Tyre Swings/ Playground
7) Water Cans
No need to buy watering cans – simply make your own by using an old detergent bottle. Drill holes in the lid and one on the handle to allow for airflow.
Make your own bags and jewellery from old clothing, fabric remnants, soda can tabs or anything else that may have an alternate use
9) Memory Quilt
For further ideas on how to morph ‘trash to treasure’, search online. The creativity is endless!