We’ve all been there. Your child is too sick to go to school, but not sick enough to stay in bed all day. Too sick to leave the house and run errands with you, but not sick enough to rest for hours on end. So, after allowing a criminal amount of Nick Jr., it falls on you to provide some sort of mellow entertainment. Artist and friend Manju Shandler came up with an off-the-cuff solution that requires no planning and no fancy art supplies when her daughter stayed home from school the other day. Recyclanimals–a menagerie born out of the recycling bin! All it took was scissors, a sharpie, some tape and a few popsicle sticks to turn a milk carton into an owl, a lotion tube into a mouse and a toilet paper roll into a mythical being. The possibilities are as endless as, well, your recycling bin.