Eco Art! 9 Projects That Use Recycled Materials

Don't just do art, and don't just be eco-friendly ... do both! Make recycling fun with these nine art projects.

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Kitchen Compost Pail

Re-purpose a tin can into a pretty compost bucket for your family's kitchen counter and learn about the science and fun of recycling and renewing objects.
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Recycled Sunglasses

Instead of buying new sunglasses this summer, why not use recycled materials to make some of your own?
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Build a Recycled Box City

Who says you have to buy your toys at the toy store? In this activity, you can plan and build a pretend play city entirely out of recycled materials.
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'Green' Up That Lunchbox

Create a one-of-a-kind lunchbox with your second grader using recycled materials and some down home ingenuity!
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Plastic Bottle Dolls

Recycle bottles of different shapes and sizes to create a group of unique dolls that are as unique as the real people around you!
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Create a Recyclable Creature

Help your child use recycled materials, a little imagination and some writing skills to build his very own recycled creature.
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Homemade Bird Bath

Looking for something to do with all those plastic 2-liter bottles that seem to accumulate endlessly? Turn them into a unique mini birdbath.
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Recycling Rules

Help your child learn how to protect the environment by creating a useful reference for the family with this recycling poster.
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Recycled Plastic Bag Basket

2nd graders with some weaving experience can turn a gallon milk jug and plastic grocery bags into a functional basket.
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