Have you met Cyrus Kabiru? He's a painter and sculptor living in Nairobi who works largely with recycled materials — trash, in other words. He's become known for his C-Stunners, non-functional but wearable "glasses."
Watch a short video of Cyrus talking about his work, here. His work is so inspiring and inventive, and it has an environmental message, too. You could use his glasses as inspiration for an afternoon of crafting with children. Use less sharp, not-so-pointy materials, of course: egg cartons, plastic forks and spoons, pipe cleaners, lace scraps, doilies, wired ribbon, paper cups... Keep an eye on what's heading to the trash can, and what you might be able to rescue from the landfill.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.