Retain, Reuse, Rejoice

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So… “what do you do with old billboard posters”, asks Kenyan bloggger Daudi “Mentalacrobatics” Were on his Posterous site – and instantly delivers the following snapshot:

“Apply Nairobi ingenuity and waterproof your house!”

Talking about reusable materials, here’s another popular reuse: a football / soccer ball made using old plastic bags, newspapers and sisal string. Demonstrated by the kids at The Nest Home, a children’s home in Limuru, Kenya:

The Nest Home ball
The Nest Home ball
The Nest Home ball
The Nest Home ball
The Nest Home ball
The Nest Home ball

It’s cheap, it works, it wins! :-)

We actually prefer these creative toys as the kids learn how to MAKE things – instead of just buying cheap Chinese toys.

If you’re interested in “toys made from trash”, please also have a look at this wonderful website run by Indian toy inventor Arvind Gupta.

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  2. Playing soccer has no borders. Even there is lack of balls, children will still invent something to do. We were playing the ball made from socks and newspapers inside with my brother when we were child. :)

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  4. When I was a child, I played with a same plastic bag ball. Spain 1977. In Spain now all are rich but poor heart.