Toysmith 4M recycled paper beadsIf you are looking for a great gift that will get that special child in your life thinking about recycling, I have the perfect solution: The Toysmith 4M Recycled Paper Beads Green Creativity Kit. My oldest daughter got this kit for Christmas last year and she still loves to use it to create paper beads. Best of all, it is easy enough to use that my 6-year-old can enjoy it, too. The kit comes with a bead-winding tool that lets you create beautiful, one-of-a-kind paper beads by cutting strips of paper and twisting them into beads. Your child can go through the recycling bin and find colorful magazine pages, Sunday comics and wrapping paper scraps and turn them into colorful paper beads. The bead-winding tool can attach to a drink bottle — another item you can grab from your recycling bin — so you will have a place to store your beads until you have made enough to create that bracelet, anklet, necklace, keychain or whatever you can imagine. The Toysmith 4M Recycled Paper Beads Green Creativity Kit includes the paper bead-winding tool, patterned paper strips, elastic string, glue, plastic with foam end and detailed instructions with craft ideas. The Creativity Kit is priced around $10 and can be found at many retail locations, including Creative Kidstuff. You can also find it online at