I have collected some cool recycle crafts to help you teach your kids (or yourself) how fun recycling can be! Both of these homemade toys are made out of things you can find laying around your house, and things you usually put in your trash can. Before you throw out your water bottles and empty Kleenex boxes, check these recycle craft ideas out and let your kids get busy! It is also a great time to talk with your child about reuse and recycling and why these things are important.
Recycle Craft Ideas For Kids That Double As Homemade Toys
Using these two recycle craft ideas for water bottle snow globes and tissue box guitars, your kids will have fun doing simple crafts and feel empowered to create. Then they can decorate their homemade toys with paint and/or stickers.
Water Bottle Snow Globes Recycle Craft
Water Bottle Snow Globe Craft Supplies:
- 1 old water bottle, refilled from your sink
How To Make A Water Bottle Snow Globe:
Pour your favorite glitter into the water bottle until it looks right (and then shake it up!) Toddles love to play with these homemade toys. Allowing the glitter to settle and re-shaking it and watching the glitter glisten is a great way to pass the time for small children- especially when they are riding in the car.
Tissue Box Guitar Craft
Tissue box guitar materials:
- 1 empty Kleenex box
- 3 rubber bands
How to make tissue box guitar:
Stretch rubber bands over the hole on the top of the box and start making music! It is that simple to make a homemade tissue box guitar and your toddler will love making something themselves.
Here are some more easy ideas for new ways to make recycled crafts.
DIY Postcard Block Puzzle
This is a really lovely idea for upcycling old postcards into a DIY block puzzle. I had those wooden block puzzles when I was a kid and I remember how much fun they were to do and flip over and do the other patterns too. You can get the full tutorial over at compostandcava.com
Simple Sock Craft
This is a great project for helping children learn to sew. Take an old sock and turn it into a wiggly snake toy! I love recycle craft ideas like this one that encourage children to reuse things, be creative, and reward them with a cool homemade toy! Get the full tutorial over at sumoftheirstories.com
Tunnel Race Toilet Paper Roll Craft
I absolutely love how this toilet paper roll craft makes use of things you have around the house to use creativity and craft a game that the kids can play. So cute and clever! Get the tutorial over at besttoys4toddlers.com
These easy crafts using recycled materials from your recycling bin are a fun, inexpensive way to engage your children with craft projects. It feels great to give new life to something through a simple project. Have you tried making recycle crafts before? Do you have a clever way to reuse everyday items? What other crafts have you made from recycled products?