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50+ Recycle Crafts for Kids

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Updated March 17, 2017
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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.

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Soup Can Bowling

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.

Meanwhile, this Soup Can Bowling craft is a two-for-one project: kids can spend time making this craft, and then they get to use it as a fun activity! Find more recycled can crafts below.

Drink Carton Crafts

Drink Carton Gift Box

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.

Additionally, this Drink Carton Gift Box is an easy craft project that's an extra special way to dress up a gift. Giving a handmade gift in a handmade box makes the present doubly special!

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Pringles Can Storage Container

Featured project: Pizza Box Art

At a glance, it's impossible to tell that this lovely artwork came from a pizza box! Scrap paper, CDs, and more make for a fabulous project.

Those tall potato chip cans are a treasure trove for craft ideas! The Pringles Can Storage Container is ideal for storing pens, scissors, coloring supplies, and all manner of tools.

More Plastic Crafts

Eco Froggy Bank

Featured Project: Felt Floral Plastic Bottle Bracelet

At a glance, you'd never guess this bracelet is made from a water bottle! Teach your kids the importance of recycling with this pretty craft.

Recycle Crafts from Paper Dishware

Pig Paper Plate

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.

Featured Craft Project: Plastic Bottle Crafts that Impress

Secretly Cheap DIY Flower Vase

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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I have 3 special needs kids that are going to love these crafts. We love doing crafts and are always looking for new ideas. When we have snow days or rainy days, these activities are perfect. Cant wait

this is a really interesting website, rainy day projects for children.

Any ideas for old vcr tapes?

Found some lovely ideas here. This post is a great source of projects. My girls will surely love these ideas. Thanks for sharing! Rosetta from http//rubbishcollectionsouthkensington.co.uk/ )

I love to recycle

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