Getting Crafty with Plastic Bottles.


A video was recently circulating amongst some Green Muslims on Facebook – Project ME and A World of Green Muslims – of how the ingenuity of one slum dweller in the Philippines literally brought light to the lives of his neighbours. With the lack of electricity available to slum dwellers living dangerously close to railroad tracks, “Solar Demi” made solar-powered light bulbs out of plastic bottles.

REAL Toys!

In this modern age of Kindles and Smartphones, it seems so easy for many of us living in developed or industrialising countries to overlook the simplest things in life, which often should be the most treasured. I must say, it freaks me out to see mothers simply putting an iPad in front of toddlers to watch/listen to  nursery rhymes rather than actually reading it to them from a REAL book.

It would be a very sad world if children grew up not knowing what lego was or what playing masak-masak meant. Hell, when was the last time you saw a kid playing hop-scotch?

In this blog post, I’ve gathered a few videos that have some nifty plastic bottle ideas. Not totally for child’s play since the use of scissors is vital… but would nevertheless be great activities in being crafty (and sane) with real objects, rather than the virtual world. And the best part… doesn’t cost your wallet and the Earth much! Enjoy! 🙂

Bracelets!

Flowers!

Foot reflexology?

Gift Box

Vase

Advertisements

Going 350: Muslims and the Environment – A Young AMP event

So its finally happening! An event not only to commemorate International Day of Climate Action, but also to kickstart a process of … [Read More...]

Poll #1: Are Muslims Eco-friendly?

This will be the first of many more polls to come. This one might be sound a bit general, but its just to get a sense of  your preceptions. … [Read More...]

Changing spaces

Singapore prides itself for being a highly cosmopolitan and globalised city, with a plethora of well-known international brands and MNCs on … [Read More...]

Islamic Development Bank’s Young Professionals Program

Good news and opportunities should always be shared. Like this one. ------------------------------------- Call for Applications for … [Read More...]

FiTree’s First Green Iftar

It was barely a couple of weeks ago when I first heard about FiTree and their plans to organise a couple of Green Iftars during the month of … [Read More...]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: