Doing your bit for the environment
For most people the best part of the day is their daily cup of morning coffee. It’s almost as if you look forward to the fresh aroma and the delicious flavour. However, with the rise of coffee drinkers and the various little coffee shops around every corner, it’s no wonder that you would see the streets littered with take away coffee cup. Have you ever thought the amount of waste produced each year by just coffee cups only? Well if you are on a guilt trip and thinking about being mindful of the environment then it’s high time you start recycling those take away coffee cups.
You can use paper cups for a variety of projects and each of them are interesting enough to keep adults and children engaged for hours. If you have children, its one way of creating some peace at home during the holidays. Children love to create things and what better way than to allow them to use that stash of take away coffee cups. The following are some interesting projects which would put the take away coffee cups to good use.
Using the take away coffee cups as planters
These paper cups make great seedling starters. All you have got to do is get your hands on a few seeds, just about any would do. If you would like to start a small project like having your own vegetable garden in the backyard, these can come in pretty handy. Just plant a few tomatoes, asparagus and whatever other vegetable you can think of. Once the seed have sprouted, just transfer those planters along with the cups and all into the soil. Once that’s done just wait and see the fruits of your labor. It would bring you a great sense of pride and achievement and if you have kids involve them in the project as well. It’s a great way of teaching them to be mindful of their environment.
Arts and crafts activities
With holidays around you must be wondering how you are going to keep your kid busy. Sending them to camp sounds like a good idea but not everyone can afford those expensive camp. You could in fact keep your little ones at home and ensure they have a great time as well. How? Simple, just let them get away with being creative. Children are energetic and they have a natural desire to make things with their own hands. Those take away coffee cups can be a real blessing. Just give your children loads of old newspapers, some acrylics and arts and crafts material, a small space and there you can have them being busy for an hour or so. Whatever mess is created can easily be put away by making it a combined winding up effort.
There are several ways you can recycle those take away coffee cups. Just scour the internet and you would be presented with loads of ideas which are easy yet fun.