Recycled Craft: DIY Personalized Flashlights

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You already know we strive to upcycle. reuse or recycle items in any way possible. We’ve made decorations, storage, furniture and more by recycling old things and making them new and unique. DIY Personalized Flashlights encompasses all that and more. Take old (boring) flashlights and turn them in to unique and personalized flashlights that your kids will want to use over and over again

 

Personalized Flashlights are an easy craft that can be completed in as little as 20 minutes, but will take longer if you plan to get elaborate with your crafting skills. First you will need to gather a few supplies. We used multi-surface craft paint, flashlights the kids had in various spots around the house and designer tapes to decorate our personalized flashlights.

Of course the flashlights we planned to recycle, hadn’t been used for sometime, because of dead batteries. So don’t forget to pick up the batteries you will need to make your personalized flashlights like new again.

 

While I was shopping at my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store, I found the new Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries at a checkout kiosk. You will find the AA or AAA batteries hanging on a hook right up front on your way out the door. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and is Energizer’s longest-lasting battery. Try it! Power your most critical devices AND have less impact on the planet!

Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries can last up to 12 years in storage. I definitely need to keep batteries in stock so we can use the personalized flashlights without worrying about dead batteries.

 

Now you have your supplies and Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries it’s time to get recycling those old flashlights in to something fun and new. Gather all of the supplies and find a surface you can work on. We like to do crafts that may turn messy, outside whenever possible. We actually made the personalized flashlights outside during a recent camping trip.

 

The best thing to do first, is paint, wait for the paint to dry and then add your colored tapes. A few of us used this method and a few other impatient crafters painted and taped all at the same time. Both ways worked fine, it’s just your personal preference of how much paint you want to clean off your hands when your finished.

 

Once your masterpiece is finished, allow to dry then add your Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries and go have fun. The personalized flashlights were perfect for trick or treating and wagon rides at the campground. They would also be a great craft project for scouts or birthday parties. You could use the project to teach kids about recycling old things in to new things to help prevent things from going to landfills and dumps.

 

Be sure to visit –> Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries to learn more about their current innovations and products. We would love to hear your ideas on ways to recycle, reuse or repurpose something in your home. What are your great project ideas?

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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10 Comments

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    Carolyn West
    October 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Such a cute idea. We’re working on getting our new emergency kit together and I have 3 daughters so I’d love to have them design their own flashlights. That would be such a fun project. Thanks for the idea. #client

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    Heather Stokes
    October 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I’m going to do this for my daughter for our next vacation. 🙂

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    Amee
    May 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Love this idea! My kids will definitely do this, thanks!

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    becky - bybmg
    May 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This is such a great idea. My boys would love making these!

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    Emma
    May 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    What a clever idea! My 7 year old loves to play with flashlights – she’d love this idea!

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    Helen Fern
    May 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    What a fun project! I’d love it if you shared it at the DIY party! .

    http://www.pleasuresofthenw.com/diy-party-no-5/

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    Christin
    May 16, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Very cute! I love personalizing everything!!

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    crystal
    May 16, 2016 at 10:21 am

    What a cute idea. My kids would love having a personalized flashlight! Thanks for stopping by #HomeMattersParty

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    Kim~madeinaday
    May 17, 2016 at 10:56 am

    What a great project for the kiddos! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on the MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    Melanie
    July 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Good idea for doing with my young nephew.

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