When it comes to craft time, you just can’t beat recyclables! Not only are recyclables an inexpensive craft material, but crafting with recyclables is also a wonderful way to teach kids to think about the environment.
With Earth Day coming up in April, I wanted to share a few of our favorite crafts using recyclables.
Use pages from old magazines to make this beautiful butterfly craft!
This Water Bottle Sun Catcher is simple to make and looks amazing when the sun hits it!
Have a vehicle fan at home? This Recycled Bottle Helicopter will have their imagination soaring!
Too early to catch fireflies? Craft this Plastic Bottle Firefly which can double as a nightlight when camping!
Make a bouquet of Cardboard Tube Flowers to decorate the table. (These are great for Mother’s Day, too!)
This Toilet Paper Tube Octopus is fun for little ones to craft and play with.
One of our favorite crafts every year is building a Fairy House from Recyclables. Each one turns out so different!
Spring is the perfect time to make your own mini garden.
Add to the dress up clothes with this Pretend Play Helmet made from cereal boxes.
This Pretend Play Jet Pack is sure to take them on many far away adventures!
Allergy season leaving you with lots of empty tissue boxes? Make a few Tissue Box Vehicles — perfect for giving stuffed animals a ride!
Use cardboard tubes to make your own American Girl Doll campfire! (Also great for those stuffed animals!)
This do-it-yourself Water Wall will keep them cool on hot days!
Hair supplies all over the place? Recycle a hot chocolate canister into a cute hair supplies organizer!
Bonus Recycled Craft Ideas: Have a few empty egg cartons? Here are 40 Fun Egg Carton Crafts and Activities guaranteed to inspire creativity!
And, for those Star Wars fans, make this recycled X-Wing Fighter!