50+ Recycle Crafts for Kids
By: Caley Walsh, editor for FaveCrafts.com
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Recycle crafts for kids can be a valuable tool of entertainment and distraction after a long school day. These craft projects for kids cost almost nothing to make and you can use materials from around the house, like oatmeal containers.
If you're looking for fun craft projects for kids that are perfect for Earth Day, this is a must-have collection. Save up those drink cartons, plastic bottles and even paper plates - you can use all of these items for these craft projects.
Even if Earth Day is nowhere in sight, save this collection for a rainy day and have kids get creative on a rainy afternoon. They'll love making their own games, organizers and even birdfeeders.
50+ Recycle Crafts for Kids
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- Tin Can Critters
- Pop Top Cans
- Picture Card in a Can
- Soda Can Coasters have you seen these?
- Soup Can Bowling
- Tin Can Pencil Organizers
- Tin Can Pencil Holder
Featured Project: Making Ice Candles
Use an empty drink carton and an old aluminum can to make your own recycle crafts for kids. Use soy candle wax or beeswax for a greener alternative to traditional petroleum-derived paraffin wax.
- Upcycled Back Scratcher with Video
- Recycled Treat Containers
- Bottle Cap Coaster editor's pick!
- Drink Carton Gift Box
- Birdhouse Milk Carton Craft NEW
If you are looking for more recycling craft ideas, you can find our favorite ideas for craft projects that reuse in this collection of 42 Ways to Reuse Materials for Crafting.You'll find projects that look great and help the planet at the same time. In addition to recycled crafts for kids, you'll find projects parents can make on their own. There's never a bad time to use recycled materials, so dip into your discards and gather up supplies. You won't believe how much you can make with so few supplies.
- Cat Bottle Bank
- Dog Bottle Bank seriously adorable...
- Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder
- Adorable Bottle Cap Lady Bug
- Aleene's Bottle Cap Birdie
- Bottle Cap Bugs
Whether it's raining, snowing, or just a few days off from school, these extra 15 Green Crafts for Children will help keep kids occupied and entertained for hours. From robots to homemade board games, these recycling ideas for kids get kids in the spirit for Earth Day. These recycled art projects for kids will also reinforce the importance of that old saying "Reduce, reuse, recycle." Kids will learn why this ideas is so important without even realizing it!
Featured Projects: Recycled Newspaper Beads
Use old newspaper to create big, circular beads. Kids will love painting and decorating these recycled paper beads.
- Oatmeal Box Pencil Holder
- CD Case Picture Frame
- Pizza Box Art
- Felt Floral Plastic Bottle Bracelet
- Bottle Cap Bugs so easy, it's ridiculous
- Eco Froggy Bank
- Easy Coffee Filter Daffodils
- Pringles Storage Container
- Upcycled Ladybug Storage Jars
- Eco-Friendly Plastic Cup Flowers
- Fuzzy Bumble Bee kids will love this project
- Hand Painted Rock Bugs
- Recycled Cardboard Caddy
- Egg Carton Flower Fairies
- Super Seashells Picture Frame Craft
- Thrifty Shamrock Magnet
- Fun Altered Dominoes
- Half the Earth Shirt
- Eco Friendly Tee Shirt
- DIY Painted Jugs and Spring Flowers
- Upcycled Reusable Shopping Bags
- Trio of TP Tube Treat Bags (featured in this eBook!)
- Upcycled Glove Animals
- Mailing Tube Vases
- Fabric Covered DIY Planter
- Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Tabletop Christmas Tree
- Quick Recycled Gift Container
- Recycled Table Centerpiece
- Thirfty DIY Pencil Holder NEW!
- Minion Toilet Paper Roll Crafts NEW!
If you adore making crafts out of recycled materials, you are going to love reading our full how-to article on how to make sure your recycled materials are ready for crafting.
Featured Projects: Cute Paper Bowl Turtle - Add this paper bowl project to your list of recycled crafts for kids. You'll save your trash can from filling up and your kids will get a chance to make a recycled reptile.
- Pig Paper Plate
- Owl Paper Cup
- Ladybug Paper Plate
- Paper Plate Gratitude Flowers
- Goldfish Paper Plate
- Cute Paper Bowl Turtle
Secretly Cheap DIY Flower Vase: Perfect for teens, these plastic bottle crafts are a chic and trendy recycle crafts for kids (especially teens)! They will love the grown-up look of the homemade vases as well as learning how to plant their own flowers!
- Plus, check out this project to learn all about why plastic bottle crafts are a great way to take care of Mother Earth.
What are your favorite recycling ideas for kids?
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