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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?