Amanda – Creative Upcycling with Kids (Video)

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In this special edition of the Vocal Trash's Street Show, three-year fan Amanda shows off the creative purses she made by recycling plastic Ziploc bags and shimmery pink duct tape (yes, they make pink!) She says it’s a fun activity she can do with her friends, while also following the principles of recycle, reduce, and reuse. Kids can do some amazing things!

Do You Want To Show Us Your Recycling Project?

Vocal Trash loves to hear about all the creative ways our fans recycle and reuse common everyday items that would normally sit in a landfill for years. Visit and post a photo of your item for consideration. You just might be selected to appear on the show!

Where To Find Creative Projects To Help You Reuse

1. At, you can find a number of projects to make out of glass jars, tissue boxes, coffee cans, paper bags, old computer stuff, egg cartons, newspapers, twist ties and more! Personally, we love this clothespin dragonfly magnet…

And how about this photo frame made from old tissue boxes?

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2. Disney’s Family Fun website also features 40 recycled crafts you and your family can do together. Check out these cute can robots…

Can-Do Robots

Or how about this winter penguin display made from old socks?


3. You can find craft ideas at CraftBits. For instance, why not make an edgy belt out of old aluminum pop tabs?

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And isn’t this sock monkey the cutest darn thing?

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4. You’ll find a number of conservation projects at KinderArt, such as…

A fish made from pie plates! Or…

A paper mache coffee tray gargoyle!


5. At AllFreeCrafts, you can search by recycled containers, denim, cardboard, old cards, light bulbs, household items and more. We love this recycled denim rug


And these mosaic flower pots made from old broken plates!

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Waste recycling can be fun and rewarding. Whether you need a gift for a birthday or Christmas, or you just want to show someone you value their friendship, homemade from the heart is best (especially when it helps save the planet)!

As always, “THINK…before you throw it away!”

Vocal Trash Members Vocal Trash is a troupe of environmental entertainers who have been engaging audiences with their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for a decade from New York to Seattle. Whether in Madison Square Garden or the Venetian Hotel and Casino,  Vocal Trash is environmentally conscious using upcycled materials on stage. The group asks that you "THINK… before you throw it away!"

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3 Responses to “Amanda – Creative Upcycling with Kids (Video)”

  1. Judy March 15, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Love … Love … Love this video and the ideas for reusing landfill items.  You are definitely making a difference and giving back to "Mother Earth".

  2. Jennifer March 15, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Thanks so much for letting us be a part of helping you spread the word about recycling.  We love Vocal Trash!!!

  3. Nichelle Halse April 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Hello! I'd just like to give a huge thumbs up for this great piece you've got here. I will be coming back for more before long. Cheers.

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