With Earth Day being tomorrow, I knew I wanted to incorporate some sort of craft or project that related to recycling. We focused on planting seeds last year. A great recycling project while we are stuck at home made perfect sense. You know what? We made our very own drive-thru window. See how easy you can create your very on drive-thru window by reusing those cardboard boxes.
Lots of cardboard boxes, lots of online shopping.
I have been doing a lot of online shopping since the quarantine was put in place. Social distancing is really important in putting an end to the spread of the virus. It made more sense to me to get what I could online rather than shopping in-store. With this being said, I have a fair collection of cardboard boxes. I am able to use some for storing things that are no longer in use. An even better idea was getting my kids thinking of the importance of recycling this Earth Day. So we went to brainstorming on how we could reuse these cardboard boxes.
‘May I take your order?’
It didn’t take long for all 3 of my kids to decide on making a drive-thru window with the 2 cardboard boxes we had waiting to be used. They painted it and even put the letter ‘M’ on it to represent McDonalds! See for yourself how easy this DIY recycling project really is.
Assembling the Drive-Thru.
All you need to get your drive-thru up and running is 2 medium-large cardboard boxes, a pair of scissors, duct tape, and markers/crayons/paint. The only box that will need cutting is the box for the ‘window’. Cut a rectangle/square out of the bottom of the box. Make sure to leave a trim around the edges. Once you have the window cut out, attach it to the other box with duct tape.
You will want the ‘interior’ side of the drive-thru to be the part of the cardboard boxes that are open. This way the kids can use the inside of the boxes to hold the food and cash register! I let the kids paint their drive-thru how ever they wanted too. This is where the ‘M’ popped up to represent McDonalds, lol!
Once the paint was all dry, we set everything up. The kids wanted to add the little kitchen to the side so they could prep all their food. Just like that, we were staying at home while enjoying our drive-thru food items.
Make the time to celebrate Earth Day.
You don’t have to be a non-plastic, recycling, and environmental conscious person to celebrate Earth Day. Of course these things are great, but I believe that we all can find a way to celebrate Earth Day with our kids. Recycle those cardboard boxes, talk about conserving water, get outside and plant some seeds/plants, or even pick up any litter around your yard. So many ways to celebrate while teaching our kids the importance of protecting the planet we are living on.
More Earth Day activities: https://www.thesproutingminds.com/planting-seeds-with-kids-gardening-fun-for-earth-day/
Happy Earth Day!