Plastic Bottle Recycled Craft
Summer is hear with all the fun colors, juicy fruits and craft ideas! So I’m starting my summer craft with these recycled Bulbasaur planters. I have tons of plastic cola bottles trashed in my store room (I LOVE coka-cola!) and was waiting for a super fun idea to hit. I’ve seen recycled plastic bottle planters everywhere! Though it’s nothing new but recycling plastic bottles for plants seemed like a win-win crafty idea. I get to recycle leftover materials and also get to plant something in it.
Besides, this craft project can inspire kids to recycle. I mean, who wouldn’t love to have a Pokemon planter! I’ve already made a list of all grass Pokemon characters. I’ll be recycling one bottle into a Pokemon character at a time!
- Coka-cola plastic bottle
- Marker pen
- X-acto knife
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Colored craft papers (including white)
- Craft glue
So, what are you waiting for! Grab some left over cola plastic bottles and get crafty!
First of all, collect a plastic cola bottle; wash, clean and dry it before getting started with the craft project. I used a 500 ML coka-cola bottle. Next, determine the height for the Bulbasaur planter. Use a marker to trace the ears and the top end of the head for the Bulbasaur on the plastic bottle, at the determined height.
Use an x-acto knife to cut out the traced pattern by cutting along the traced line. Be careful in this step as the shape of the planter mostly depends on how neatly you’re cutting the bottle.
Prepare the acrylic paint to match the color of Bulbasaur. I mixed white, blue and green acrylic paint; kept adding and mixing the colors until I was satisfied with the shade. Paint and cover the entire outer surface of the cutout bottle. Once the painting is done allow it to dry.
Instead of painting the eyes and other features of Bulbasaur directly on the bottle, I painted them on regular white paper and then cut them out. I’m not very good at painting on curvy surface, hence this technique! Draw and paint the eyes on white paper and cut out 3 random triangular patterns with round edges from green craft paper for the patterns on Bulbasaur’s head.
Take the painted Bulbasaur plastic bottle planter and stick the prepared yes and other patterns on it.
Use a black marker pen to draw the other features; the nose and the mouth and the fangs.
There! Add soil mix and then put your favorite plant to the soil.
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Have a wonderful crafty day!