My to my husband’s chagrin, I have a closet jammed with milk cartons, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, and egg cartons. I use them as sorters for art supplies, palettes for painting, scoopers for dirt, and just about anything else you can think of. When my sons are bored, I grab a mixed pile of recyclables and ask them what we can make with them. Just this past week, we made swords, a pirate ship, and small robots all from recycled materials.
Small robots are fun, but what about a giant robot! My in-laws purchased a new microwave, and gave us the box and cushioning inserts. The foam pieces were just screaming to be made into something sci-fi.
I’m not going to go into a full-blown tutorial. You get the idea. Grab your glue-gun, tape, spray paint, foil and a whole lot of garbage. Let your imagination run wild!