WineCraft Art Project

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WINECRAFT ART PROJECT 

My son is obsessed with Minecraft and while I agree that there are many benefits to this game, I hate competing with an electronic device for my son’s attention. Last Thursday was a very busy day for us. We were in the car running errands all day and I was grateful that Minecraft helped distract L while we ran our errands. The problem with Minecraft is that he can never get enough. L would be perfectly content playing Minecraft all day long.

WineCraft Art Project using recycled items

As soon as we got home, I got busy with dinner prep. L saw this as an opportunity to ask for more Minecraft time but I felt that he’d already had plenty of screen time and there were many other options for him to choose from now that we were back home. He pouted of course and said he was “bored to death”.  I let him sit in deadly boredom for just a little bit to prove to him that boredom won’t kill him but as I was cooking I remembered that I’d been collecting random trash items (wine corks, spice containers, lids etc….)meant for a project yet to be determined.

Winecraft Art Project Using recycled corks

I put them all in a box and gave them to L along with adhesives, stickers, and other embellishments. I told him that he was free to use the material in any way he chose. He sat at the kitchen table for a few minutes taking stock of his inventory and before long he began building his master piece which he aptly named ‘WineCraft’. It looked so fun that my husband and I joined in on the design and it became a fun bonding activity for the three of us.

Creative art project that upcycles recyclad items

TO MAKE YOUR OWN WINECRAFT ART PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:

Plenty of wine corks (whole foods has a wine cork recycling program, they’ve provided me with wine corks for projects in the past)

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Milk cartons

Lids

Medicine containers

Stickers

Adhesives

Embellishments

A platform (we used an old Melissa and Doug box)

Imagination

 Have Fun!

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38 Comments


  1. this would be fun! We don’t drink wine but they have TONS of these corks at the local scrap exchange. Or you could hit up some of the local restaurants or bars. Great idea! Appreciate your sharing with us at the Creative Craft Challenge link up!

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    1. Thanks, we included a link exchange where you can get corks but other random items like bottle caps also work.

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    1. We love the way you think.

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  2. So creative! What a great idea. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brag Pinterest Party.

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  3. that’s a great idea. My son is just getting into Minecraft. I may have to (selflessly) drink lots of wine so he can model. Yes, that’s what I’ll do 😉

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    1. Parenting is a selfless act after all. Oh, the sacrifices we make. 🙂

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  4. Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board! Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  5. How fun! It definitely turned into a whole other world. I love seeing kids use their creativity.

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    1. That would be a very ecofriendly way to use your old items. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. That is very creative! I’m glad my sons haven’t gotten in to video game playing yet, they are still quite young, but I could see doing the same kind of thing with Angry birds!

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    1. Absolutely! Have you seen the Angry Birds building game?

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  7. Oh I love this! How imaginative, and definitely a good way to distract him from screen time. I am going to get saving random bits of rubbish for such occasions now I think 🙂

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  8. I love those times when my kids become absorbed in a simple activity and create something amazing! This is a great idea, and a great reminder that kids don’t need fancy toys or electronics. Thanks for sharing with Pin Your Friday Favorite!

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    1. I agree! Sometimes I think that I’m having more fun than they are.

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  9. Looks great! Way to stand your ground! Sometimes I get so tempted to just turn on the TV or let the kids play video games when they keep complaining how bored they are.

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    1. Thanks! It is a constant temptation to turn on “screen time”.

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  10. Such a good idea! Here in Thailand most of the wine comes with screw tops, so this will have to be one that I save for when we get back to the US. 🙂

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  11. Love it! It’s such a nice feeling to create without constraints. I’m in envy of your cork collection – we seem to only have screw top bottles in Australia these days…

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  12. I’m in love with this. I especially love that it’s “winecraft” a play on minecraft. Awesome mom!

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  13. This is so clever! Love the winecraft! Such a great way to get creative!
    My son is also obsessed with minecraft.
    Thank you for sharing it with us #Pintorials

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