Upcycling: a fancy word for fun


Kids are naturals when it comes to upcycling. Just give them a few egg cartons and they’ll soon turn it into a factory! So why not make the most of their endless energy and imagination and help them turn their bedroom into an amazing sustainability experiment?

IKEA Ideas - Upcycling

So don’t throw it away! Give your little one a spot to store all those items instead. We like these see-through hanging storage with compartments that make it a lot easier to spark their imagination and plan all those future projects.

Let the experiments begin!

Every good scientist needs a great place to conduct his experiments. And in this little world of re-creation, we thought it fitting to turn this baby changing table into a workstation that’s just the right height.

An egg box makes brilliant seedling pots and a cool garden for tiny toys to hide in. Or you could try making your own pots by wrapping sheets of old newspaper around a bottle and tying it with string.

The great thing about these projects is that they’re not just fun. They’re educational too, teaching kids how to nurture something as it grows.


Don't throw that away! Grocery packaging, cardboard tubes, milk cartons might be stuff headed for the recycling to you, but to a child it's a toy waiting to be created.


A room for growing possibilities

Gardener, scientist, engineer, sculptor, musician - and that was just Tuesday. When you nurture their imaginations, children grow in amazing ways.