Recycled Crafts

Recycled crafts show kids how to make unique pieces of art by thinking outside of the box. Each eco-friendly recycled art project can be made with materials found around the house, or items that are usually thrown away. Egg cartons, old t-shirts, and broken jewelry can all turn into works of art with a little effort and imagination. The possibilities are endless! A great idea for Earth Day activities or weekend projects, recycled crafts help protect the environment, and save you money on art supplies, too!

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Reuse and recycle your CDs by having your kid turn them into colorful, eye-popping suncatchers.
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There's no need to buy musical instruments when you can make your own castanets in less time than it takes to click your way through a percussive song.
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Use these pretty egg carton flowers to decorate a spring table. They don't require water, they'll never wilt, and they're perfect for Easter.
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This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
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Tin can phones offer something modern versions don't - a fun project to make with a friend, and a dramatic illustration of vibration and sound waves.
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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
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If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!
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Show your teen how to live green by transforming old CD cases into drawer dividers and help her get organized in the process.
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Deck the halls with last season's Christmas lights for a spectacular and electrifying science activity.
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Preschoolers can ply their creativity making recycled egg carton masks in this clever eco-friendly arts and crafts activity.
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Aquariums are usually reserved for fish, but this aquarium will contain creatures from your child's imagination!
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All you need to put together this guitar is an old shoebox. Soon your kid will be rocking out while saving room in the landfill.
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This fun, think-outside-the-box activity introduces kids to gravity and other basic scientific concepts as they construct an impressive marble run!
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Help your little builder move up in the world with this recycled cardboard castle that's just the right size for a young king and his loyal stuffed subjects.
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Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed into a liquid.
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Re-use old plastic food containers to create these uniquely beautiful stepping stones to embed in your backyard!
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In this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants, all in a regular old soda bottle!
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Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.
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Music instruments can be expensive. Sidestep steep prices with this art project that uses recycled materials to create a melodious music maker!
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Light up your home with this lightning bug craft that will keep glowing even after summer's gone!

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