Upcycling for a 6 year old

It is Big Bro’s sixth birthday. I struggle with presents. Ethical thinking makes it a bit of a difficult road to navigate with young boys who love plastic and flashing lights and all things Star Wars or Superman.

The Village hall was having a clear out and these metal document cases1 were about to go in the skip – aaaaaaaarghhhh!!!!! NO! not more land fill. Surely I could put them to good use.

So with a bit of a clean and some trusty Duck Tape, I decorated some folders

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hung them in the box

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and after a good clean, added a bit of decoration on the outside.

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I added a pen I bought for Big Bro from the Turner Gallery in Margate (thus supporting the arts)

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which is also a screwdriver, spirit level and ruler.

Now that should be fine for a 6 year old boy shouldn’t it?!

I’m keeping the other metal document case for Little Bro’s 4th birthday in a couple of month’s time, because, if it is a success, I am guessing he will want one as well.

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22 responses to “Upcycling for a 6 year old

  1. that’s really brilliant – well done – my chap would like the pen v much šŸ™‚

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  2. AMAZING!!! Love it and no doubt about it, so will he!

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  3. Great idea realised – looks so good! Happy Easter to you!

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  4. Lovely idea – do let us know his reaction… and little brother’s. šŸ˜‰
    Happy Holiday! šŸ°šŸ’

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

    Brilliant – love it – it would be great for my kids too who are always drawing and colouring and I just tend to put the best into folders as I hate throwing them away! I will now be on the lookout for metal document cases!

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  6. Cool if the kid has stuff to organize

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