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53 Recycle Crafts for Kids


Earth Day Crafts
Updated December 15, 2015
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53 Recycle Crafts for KidsRecycle 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.


53 Recycle Crafts for Kids

53 Recycle Crafts for Kids
Table of Contents

Aluminum Can Crafts

Drink Carton Crafts

Plastic Bottle Crafts

More Recycling Crafts for Kids

Recycled Crafts from Paper Dishware



If you love recycled craft projects, then you should check out these free eBooks:

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Aluminum Can Crafts

Featured Project: Smashed Soda Can Animals
Create a funny cow, pig or bear using empty soda cans, paint and felt. Recycle crafts for kids are a great tool for teaching kids about recycling.

Soup Can Bowling Recycle Crafts for Kids

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



Drink Carton Crafts

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.

Drink Carton Gift Box Recycle Crafts for Kids

Upcycled Back Scratcher with Video

Recycled Treat Containers

Bottle Cap Coaster editor's pick!

Drink Carton Gift Box




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.




Plastic Bottle Crafts

Featured Projects: Pink Flower Water Bottle Bracelets
Recycle water bottles into pink flower bracelets for fun recycle crafts for kids.

Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder Recycle Crafts for Kids

Cat Bottle Bank

Dog Bottle Bank seriously adorable...

Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder

Adorable Bottle Cap Lady Bug

Aleene's Bottle Cap Birdie



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. Dig into your recycle bin and discover ways to craft with plastic bottles, paper plates and so much more. Kids will love showing off their creative sides and making crafts that really reflect their interests. 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!

More Recycling Crafts for Kids

Featured Projects: Recycled Newspaper Beads
Use old newspaper to create big, circular beads. Kids will love painting and decorating these recycled paper beads.

Froggy Bank Recycle Crafts for Kids

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



Free Craft Video: Three Minute Recycled Office Organizer



Recyle Crafts from Paper Dishware

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 Plate Recycle Crafts for Kids

Pig Paper Plate

Owl Paper Cup

Ladybug Paper Plate

Paper Plate Gratitude Flowers


Featured Craft Project: Plastic Bottle Crafts that Impress

Recycle Crafts for Kids Plastic Bottle Idea

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? Leave a comment and tell us!



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