51 Recycling Craft Ideas

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From holiday decorations and gift ideas for the grandparents, to exploring a child’s creativity and expanding on a topic of interest, crafts offer kids so many possibilities. They can also take a lot of material. We’ve collected 51 craft ideas using recycled materials. So go ahead, raid that recycle bin and get creative.

Comic Book Pages Photo Frame, Fangirl World

Sock Hobby Horse, Red Ted Art

Egg Carton Fairy Lights, Red Ted Art

Peanut Shell Finger Puppets, Red Ted Art

Upcycle T-Shirt Dress, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

T-Shirt Shag Rug, Molly Kay Stolz

Plastic Bag Jewelry Beads, Planet Forward

Newspaper and Button Tree Art, The Ruested Chain

Juice Pouch Bag, Spoonful

Recycled Packaging Gift Bag, Sew Many Ways

Packing Peanut Animal Sculptures, Mommy Poppins

Recycled Mosaic Picture Frame, Art Projects for Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Noisemaker, Make and Takes

Recycled Milk Carton Bird Feeder, Inhabitots

Plastic Bottle Cap Magnets, Esprit Cabane

Chip Bag Pinata, Pink Stripey Socks

recycled craft idea chip bag pinata

Button Bracelet, Planet Pals

T-Shirt Upcycled Kid’s Shorts, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Styrofoam Airplanes, Spoonful

CD Jewel Case Calendar, Makezine

Hanging Votive Candle Jar, Ruban Cassette

Coffee Can Drum, Bloeesem Kids

Recycled Rice Bag Tote, Crafty Enough

Coffee Can Windsock, Crafty Welder Chick

Toilet Paper Roll Napkin Rings, Making Friends

Sweater Pillow, Pane, Amore e Creativita

Shampoo Bottle Earrings, Recycled Repurposed Renewed

Upcycle Leather Cell Phone Wristlet, Crafty Staci

Ice Cream Stick Puppets, Cards and School Projects

Tin Can Musical Windchimes, Hands On As We Grow

DIY Lamp Bottle, Ohoh Blog

Recycled Bottle Party Lantern, Ohoh Blog

recycle craft ideas pop bottle lantern

Recycled Milk Carton Truck, Origamimommy

Milk Carton Weaving, Pink and Green Mamma

Wine Cork Stamps, Sweet Spot Cards

T-shirt Mesh Bag, Delia Creates

Garden Hose Door Mat, Mark Kintzel Design

Tie Snakes, Allie Belle Designs

Alphabet Animal Bottle Top Magnets, Danielle’s Place

Cardboard Box Space Shuttle, Mama Smiles

Dyed Button Bracelet, Rit

Junk Mail Art Journal, Studio Casa Verde

DIY Key Windchime, Mr Kate

Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet, Momma Melly

Crystal Light Container Night Light, Craft Jr

Recycled Calendar Block Puzzles, Pink and Green Mamma

Plastic Bag Cheerleader Pom Poms, Craftastica

Plastic Container Shrinkey Jewelry, Rust and Sunshine

PET Bottle Art Bowl Container, Industructables

Comic Strip Bangles, Oh Rubbish

Glass Jar Photo Frames, Photojojo

recycled craft idea bottle frames

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