Care.com Interview Series: Top 5 Recycled Craft Ideas!

Get inspired by these easy craft ideas for kids -- using recycled products.

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Don't just recycle, upcycle! As parents and nannies, we are always on the lookout for awesome craft ideas to do with the kids, but wouldn't it be great if they were earth-friendly too? Care.com found five terrific (and green!) craft ideas for kids from our favorite crafty bloggers. You won't even need to make a run to the art supply store -- just check your recycling bin (it's not gross, we promise)!

Top 5 Recycled Craft Ideas for Kids:

1. Recycled Junk Mail Notebook. Take those piles of junk mail envelopes and make them into something cute you can keep to-do lists on.

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2. Plastic Lid Ladybugs.
Turn a simple milk jug lid into a fun little toy for your kiddo in minutes. Have a few caps? Create a ladybug picnic.

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3. Cardboard Tube Animals. Can't live on a farm? Upcycle toilet paper tubes into cute, friendly farm animals. It's all the animals, without the mess!



4. Make Your Own Stickers.
Stickers are like gold to little kids. They'll do chores for them, potty train for them, as parents and caregiver, you just can't have enough. But here's the best news: no more spending money on the prize! Here's how you and your kids can make your own with supplies you already have.

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5. Recycled Tube Collage. Unleash your kids' creative juices using ... toilet paper tubes? Absolutely! See how you can turn your kids into modern artists with this simple craft project.

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Comments (9)
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Liliana B.
Cool ideas!!
Posted: March 28, 2014 at 2:11 AM
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Markalla W.
Can't wait to try them. Looks like fun!
Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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Lindsey D.
These craft ideas are so cute and fantastic! I can't wait to try them with my kidlets!
Posted: June 08, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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Sheree W.
I love the LadyBug Cups they are adorable. My kids LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them.
Posted: June 02, 2012 at 7:36 AM
Ethel L.
forgot to put my name Ethel LaCasse
Posted: May 24, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Ethel L.
neat ideas need to make stickers for my 18 mo. old greatgrandaughter who's attempting to be potty-trained might work!
Posted: May 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Mikala O.
really cool have to try it one day when i am babysitting.
Posted: May 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Jeri R.
I love the Ideas you have, they are great, I also have a few. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: May 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM
Sharon O.
very nice I love the suggestions I have some of my own as well..
Posted: May 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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