Green Life – berry container monsters

by Jen in craft,Green life

Do these containers pile up in your kitchen?

They sure do in ours. I realize that they serve the purpose of protecting our fruit, but seriously they are just so darn wasteful. I’ve been trying to find ways to reuse and re-purpose these containers. I was playing around with one of the smaller containers the other day when an idea crossed my mind. What if we added an elastic…put in your hand…instant puppet. A fantastically simple way to create your very own puppet monster! Here’s what we did…

You will need

elastic (large enough to wrap around the lid of the container)
berry container, 1/2 pint size
pom poms
white glue
tissue paper
construction paper
markers
googly eyes
whatever craft supplies you like!

1. Wrap the elastic, carefully, over the lid of the container. Position it in a spot that fits your child’s hand.

2. Using the white glue to adhere the supplies…decorate your container however your child likes. Don’t forget to decorate the inside too!

4. Play!

My daughters had so much fun decorating and then playing with their funny monsters. This was a great way to reuse the containers and entertain my children. I have a few more ideas for the other containers in my pile…more on that next week!

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Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog May 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

Cute idea! Love this use of plastic containers – thanks for sharing :-)

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KitchenCounterChronicles May 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Chrissy…so simple!

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Jennifer Cluff May 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

cute post jen… i always have a tonne of these around, now there is a use for them :)

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KitchenCounterChronicles May 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Jen – enjoy creating!

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The Monko May 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

these are a great idea, my son would love this. Thanks for linking it to Kids Co-op

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Deborah @ Teach Preschool May 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

I always want to save them but never know what to do with them? So creative…remind me of Cookie Monster! Thanks for linking up!

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KitchenCounterChronicles May 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

No problem, thanks for stopping by!

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maggy, red ted art May 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Those are so cute!! And a PERFECT craft idea ;-)

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy & Alissa

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KitchenCounterChronicles May 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thanks, happy to link up!

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Ali May 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

What a great idea. My girls would love to make and play with these.

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KitchenCounterChronicles May 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Have fun, so easy and super fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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Emma @sciencesparks May 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

This is the PERFECT craft for my 3 year old, Thank you so much for linking to Fun sparks xx

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The Iowa Farmer's Wife May 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

LOVE this idea!! Featuring it tomorrow on Weekly Kid’s Co-op! :) SO fun!

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