Recyclika – A 100% recycled materials dolls made by the children.
Recyclika dolls are made from recycled plastic bottles, recycled materials donated from local tailors such as fabric scraps, beads, buttons and embellishments, wire collected from all around, and a lot of love. Through the process of doll making, participants explore and create the many possibilities their dolls can communicate.
They develop new skills and signs of strength, nurturing, childlike innocence.
The children then bring the dolls to life by given each doll a name and narrative.
Doll making fosters compassion, empathy, interpersonal communication and cooperation within an environment of acceptance, celebration and creativity. The doll makers are not only recycling, redesigning, and recreating, they are possibly creating a cottage industry of their own. They are also learning that art can be made from anything as long as they use their imagination!