Energizer re-imagination challenge

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Items to be recycled and upcycled as part of the Energizer re-imagination challenge.

Living a green lifestyle is important to me. I’ll freely admit I fall short of my aims and aspirations, but I do make an effort and raise awareness of environmental issues with the children.

When asked if I’d like to take part in the Energizer Re-imagination Challenge, it seemed like a great opportunity to have some fun with the children and educate them about recycling and upcycling. It was a very simple challenge. We were sent a crate of items; some of the pre-loved some of them arts and crafts materials, and the aim was to re-use them.

A further aim was to raise awareness of Energizer’s new EcoAdvanced battery range. EcoAdvanced batteries are made from 4% recycled battery materials, although there is an aim to increase this to 40% over the next ten years.

When I saw the box, I had grand ideas about building one large and useful item. My children, however, didn’t want to do this. It inspired them to go on a very impressive arts and crafts mission and they made loads and loads of individual items, a highlight being a snake made with an old tie and washing up scourer.

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One of my favourites, a snake made from a tieand washing up scourer.

I fear the arts and crafts items didn’t escape. The item below was made by Helen, my eldest. Apparently it’s for scratching your back while the yellow pad is for smoothing down your hair if it’s out of place.

Energizer re-imagination challenge, upcycling, recycling, art and crafts, family

It’s a back scratcher and hair styling device.

It was amazing fun and you have the opportunity to participate. Energizer’s Re-imagination Challenge is open to all and running until the end of September. Simply upcycle some items and post pictures to this Facebook page.

Energizer Re-Imagination Challange, arts and crafts, family.

The children hard at work on the Energizer Re-imagination Challenge. Our house, by the way, is usually tidier than this picture suggests!

Two entrants will win an overnight stay at the Science Museum in London along with a GoPro camera, so they can film the whole experience. How great does that sound?

Energizer battery, EcoAdvanced

The Energizer EcoAdvanced battery in all its glory.

Good luck and happy upcycling.

The Dad Network

Disclosure: I was compensated for participating in this challenge. To read my disclosure policy, please follow this link.

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4 Comments

  1. September 12, 2015 / 7:39 am

    I try hard to recycle, re use and so on and this looks great. Not only are the children learning, but having fun creating new items for the house. #BigFatLinky

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 14, 2015 / 11:30 am

      Yup, I try to get them to use old materials wherever possible. Sometimes I’m successful, as on this occasion!

  2. September 18, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    What a fab challenge. I’m really keen on being green, recycling and up cycling. Even the boys are in that mindset now. Every bit of card, tube or bottle gets “Daddy we’ll save this so we can” and I love that. The craft work always becomes great. 🙂

    The Green side is also so important. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week.

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 23, 2015 / 11:29 am

      I think being green is ultra-important. Glad to hear you’ve got your boys onside and thinking about it.