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

Morgan Burke
May 18, 2017

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



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? We 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.



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.


Make a ladybug!


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!

Make a pig!

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 caregivers, 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.

Make your own stickers!

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.

April 18, 2016

I am teacher and the water color paints do not make the brown paper towel tissue roll bright and bold like I see on line.(tissue roll collage) What kind of paint can I use ,keeping in mind I work with 4 year olds. The paint must be safe and not strong smelling. Thanks.

March 28, 2014

Cool ideas!!

Jan. 5, 2013

Can't wait to try them. Looks like fun!

June 8, 2012

These craft ideas are so cute and fantastic! I can't wait to try them with my kidlets!

June 2, 2012

I love the LadyBug Cups they are adorable. My kids LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them.

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