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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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If you're trying to teach your child about waste and its impact on the environment, why not repurpose a plastic milk jug and make your own sandwich container?
Recycled Crafts
Third Grade
This year, help your child celebrate Easter by upcycling an old light bulb and make a cute little chicken face.
Recycled Crafts
Kindergarten
Your child can create a toy soap sure to provide bath time fun for himself or, when given as a gift, a friend!
Recycled Crafts
First Grade
Put old, worn-out picture books to work by constructing a book birdhouse, perfect for welcoming spring.
Recycled Crafts
Third Grade
Made entirely out of recycled materials, this handmade decoration is a great way to spruce up a dresser, bookshelf, or the living room mantle.
Recycled Crafts
Second Grade
Take a break with a paper bag costume. A great rainy-day art project.
Recycled Crafts
First Grade
Your first grader will enjoy creating his own leprechaun from a recycled toilet paper tube.
Recycled Crafts
First Grade
Upcycle old paint chip samples from hardware stores or paint shops to create beautiful, funky pieces of custom-made jewelry!
Recycled Crafts
Middle School
Your second grader will delight in creating an extraterrestrial vehicle from goods found around the house. There's no telling where her imagination will go!
Recycled Crafts
Second Grade
Transform ordinary metal paper clips into wearable jewelry by adding beads and linking the clips together.
Recycled Crafts
Fifth Grade
No need to head to the toy store for her next stuffed animal once she has the skills to create her own!
Recycled Crafts
Third Grade
Is it a bird? Is it Superman? No, it's your third grader's homemade miniature plane zooming across the room on a zip line.
Recycled Crafts
Third Grade
Help your child learn how to protect the environment by creating a useful reference for the family with this recycling poster.
Recycled Crafts
Second Grade
This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
Recycled Crafts
Third Grade
Teach your child how to accessorize the environmental way!
Recycled Crafts
Fifth Grade

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