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17 Plastic Bottle Crafts for Parents and Kids

By: Julia Litz, editor for

Oversized Drink Bottle Pendant17 Plastic Bottle Crafts for Parents and Kids


A quick and easy way to stay healthy and hydrated all year long is by carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go. While in theory this is a great idea, it can become costly and even wasteful to keep a water bottle by your side. Luckily, there are plenty of recycle craft ideas for both the plastic bottles and the caps.

Plastic bottle crafts are perfect for everyone. Kids will love creating simple projects using recyclable materials. They will not only be able to create memorable crafts from plastic bottles, but also stretch their creative capabilities. In the end, little ones will be able to come up with ideas for recycling crafts that involve a variety of materials - it's a great way to get kids interested in aiding the Earth. Parents will also love creating their own recycle crafts. Take an afternoon away from the kids and create everything from pretty jewelry to decorative chandeliers. Once you learn a few creative ways to recycle, you'll certainly get hooked!

Crafts with Plastic Bottles

Repurposed Reverse Fabric Earrings

Family time is always fun, but let's face it - nothing beats a quiet afternoon filled with crafting. Create a few crafts from plastic bottles that look anything but trashy. In fact, it's always fun to see if others can even tell whether or not a project was created using recycled materials. You won't believe how easy it is to create your own water bottle crafts. Best of all, you don't have to go broke at a craft store to prepare for the project.

  1. Repurposed Reverse Fabric Earrings
  2. Cute Water Bottle Bangle
  3. Plastic Bottle Birdhouse
  4. Soda Bottle Chandelier
  5. Cat Bottle Bank
  6. Oversized Drink Bottle Pendant
  7. Adorable Clay Pig


Recycle Craft Ideas for Kids

Recycled Treat Containers

Now that you've taken a few moments to yourself, it's time to round up the kids and work on a few plastic bottle crafts together. It seems there is a misconception about crafting with kids - many projects are made for small children or teenagers, not kids in between. These crafts from plastic bottles are perfect for kids at any age or skill level.

  1. Recycled Treat Containers
  2. Bottle Cap Doll
  3. Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game
  4. Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets


How to Recycle Plastic Bottle Caps

Bottle Cap Bugs

Now that you know how to make crafts with plastic bottles, it's time to think about another important element - the caps! This small but mighty craft supply can be transformed for a variety of fun projects. For many of these projects, you can create toys that little ones will enjoy.

  1. Bottle Cap Bugs
  2. Bottle Cap Snake Toy
  3. Plastic Bottle Cap Bird
  4. Bottle Cap Wall Decor
  5. Adorable Bottle Cap Lady Bug
  6. Mini Bottle Cap Birdcage

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