5 recycled craft ideas for kids

Morgan Burke
March 2, 2020

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)!

Check out these top five recycled craft ideas for kids.

1. Recycled junk mail notebook

Image via Crafting a Green World

Take those piles of junk mail envelopes and make them into this cute DIY notebook cute you can keep to-do lists on.

2. Plastic lid ladybugs

Image via Crafts by Amanda

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

3. Cardboard tube animal

Image via Crafts by Amanda

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

4. Make-your-own stickers

Image via Crafting a Green World

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 stickers with supplies you already have.

5. Recycled tube collage

Image via The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Unleash your kids' creative juices using ... toilet paper tubes? Absolutely! See how you can turn your kids into modern artists with this simple recycled tube collage craft project.

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