You just know holidays are a blast at Estefi Machado’s house. I mean, who else comes up with this kind of stuff? Giant LEGO head pencil holders, reindeer made from paper cups, the world’s smallest Christmas tree… She’s like the MacGyver of the recycled crafts world.
Here are a few of our favorite projects from Estefi’s must-follow Instagram feed.
Who knew sticking up a piece of cardboard in the hallway could be so fun? Instant castle!
Shampoo Bottle Monsters
DIY recycled shampoo bottle monsters! You know you want to make a few of these super fun bath time companions.
Paper Cup Shark
A couple of paper cups and a paper plate equal instant underwater fun with a pet shark by your side.
Cardboard Swiss Army Knife
Every kid digs pocket knives. This DIY cardboard Swiss Army Knife will save you a trip to the emergency room.
Woodland Party Cake
An awesome woodland party cake. You can practically smell the bark!
I know halloween has come and gone, but how cool is this DIY clothespin Batman? Ingenious!
Cardboard Ferris Wheel
A working cardboard ferris wheel. Walking into a toy store would only be a letdown if you grew up in this house!
Everyone loves hedgehogs, especially when they’re this cute.
The next time one of your kids says “i’m bored,” just ask yourself: what would Estefi Machado do?
Follow Estefi on Instagram for more amazing recycled craft ideas for kids!