Crafting: Take a Bottle Cap, and Turn It Into…..

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What do you do with the plastic bottles that have served their purpose? You crush them. What do you do with the bottle caps? Throw it in the bin? Please, don’t! Here are a couple of ideas that are not just so much fun to make but are very easy on your pocket too. You do not have to hunt for a lot of materials at your stationery store. Just collect those various bottle caps, stuff to decorate and regular paints lying around at home.

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home

To make a lady bug, you will need:

1. A bottle cap – You can use any plastic cap from mineral water bottle or aerated drink bottle

2. Fabric paints – black and red( You can use any other paints if you have, however, fabric colors give best results)

3. A paint brush

4. White (bigger in size) and black(smaller in size) 2 bindis each for eyes

5. For base 8 x 8 Cardstock paper (optional )

6. Glue

Procedure:

1. Paint the bottle cap on both sides with red paint and keep aside for 2 hours for drying. Repeat a coat if necessary and let it dry.

2. Once dry, draw a line in the center with black paint. Also, paint a small semi circle on one side of the line.

3. Paint small black dots on the rest of the cap with black paint. Let it dry.

4. Glue the white and black bindi together and stick it on the black semicircle to make the eyes of the bug, as shown in the picture.

5. You can stick the bug on a card stock paper and paint leaves or log of wood to make it look colorful and decorative.

Once I Caught a Fish Alive

To make a fish, you will need:


1. A bottle cap – You can use any plastic cap from mineral water bottle or aerated drink bottle

2. Fabric paints – black and yellow (you can use any other paints if you have, however, fabric colors give best results)

3. A paint brush

4. A small piece of yellow chart paper, cut into oval shape.

5. White (bigger in size) and black(smaller in size) bindi for eyes

6. For base 8 x 8 Cardstock paper ( optional )

7. Glue

Procedure:

1. Paint the bottle cap on both sides with yellow paint and keep aside for 2 hours for drying. Repeat a coat if necessary and let it dry.

2. Once dry, draw two black lines towards one of the corners with black paint. Let it dry.

3. Glue the white and black bindi together and stick it on the other end to make an eye of the fish, as shown in the picture.

4. Cut a small piece of yellow chart paper into oval shape and stick it on the black lines to make a fin.

5. You can stick the fish on a blue card stock paper and paint bubbles or small plants to make it look colorful and decorative.

Use your imagination and you can create rabbit, frog, octopus and other mini creatures with these cute little caps. I hope you enjoy making the bottle crafts with your kids and stay delighted indoors too.
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