Recycled Crafts

Crafts for kids using recycled materials such as cardboard, egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel tubes, yogurt containers, jars, plastic containers, and tons more. Make some recycled crafts with your kids.

Make an Autumn Tree from Magazines

Make an Autumn Tree from Magazines

September 24th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

The fall season is upon us and the leaves are starting to change color. Now is a great time to introduce a fun recycling activity that the kids will love. […]

4 Q-Tip Crafts for Kids - FamilyCorner.com

4 Q-Tip Crafts for Kids

June 17th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

You know you have them in the bathroom cabinet. Q-Tips. They are a great craft supply as well as a crafting tool for kids! There are plenty of fun projects […]

Crafts To Make With Boxes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jenny Wanderscheid

Box Cars We made cars from boxes big enough for the child to get in. After we made them, they “drove” them for the rest of the day! Each car […]

Tin Can Frankenstein

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro   click here for a larger view Make this darling little Frankenstein out of felt, glue and a tin can. Fill him with lollipops for Halloween […]

Plush Paint Pail Pals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Say THAT ten times fast! When your kids have finished off the paint in those little plastic containers, what do you do with them? Throw them away? Use them for […]

Froggy Note Holder

February 12th, 2013 posted by Pam Thompson

  click here for a larger view This long legged frog is the perfect companion for any child’s bedroom door or wall. He’s perfect for hanging notes or photos and […]

Folded Treasure Boxes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott

These boxes are so simple and lots of fun. They make great gift boxes or just use them to store your treasure. Be creative. Materials: Paper Scissors Glue Pencil Ruler […]

Fall Crayon Craft

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  I love a clearance rack. After every holiday, I am out hunting the bargains. In recent years, Halloween has emerged as the second largest retail holiday. That means lots […]

Jean Leg Purse

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Making cut-off shorts out of an old pair of jeans? Save the legs to make a trendy purse. Anna from Kings Park, NY made this purse with some help […]

9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Children love music as much as they enjoy making kid’s crafts. Why not join these two creative forces and make one or all of these fun and easy musical instruments […]

One More Time Again : Recycled Crafts

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

It’s easy to observe your children engaged in an arts and crafts project and wonder, “How do they use so many supplies?” Glue, paints, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, fake fur, […]

Recycled Shoebox

February 12th, 2013 posted by Maria Mercedes

  Transform an old shoe box into a whimsical storage box for all loose crayons or the little miscellaneous around the house. This is a fun back to school project […]

Denim Diary for Girls

February 12th, 2013 posted by Twila Lenoir

Does your daughter need privacy? Then it’s time to make her very own private diary. All you need are some old jeans, a few supplies, and a lot of imagination! […]

Stamps, Jars and Philately

February 12th, 2013 posted by Andrea Mulder-Slater

Age: Preschool and Elementary Time: 30 minutes or more ART Are you and your kinderartists looking for something to do with all of those canceled postage stamps that are piling […]

School Box Craft Project

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  click here for a larger view Storage. It is the new designer accessory, something to store everything. I love to reuse old containers for storage. Like the tall cylindrical […]

Bubble Frame

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Photo Copyright 2000, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. Here’s a fun and creative way to frame one ofthose classic bubble bath shots! Grab some old puzzle pieces, paint and some craft gems […]

Camouflaging Coffee Cans

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Pretty up a boring coffee can, make a decorative change bank, or make something fun for the kids to store small cars, toys, and tiny board books in. It’s […]

Coffee Filter Sunflowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Melissa Yamello

  Some of my favorite crafts are ones created with items that are often found around the house. This big, beautiful sunflower is a great example. All you need are […]

Cardboard Tube Bracelet for a Princess

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Little girls love to play dress up. Moms love to recycle. This is a win/win project for both! Make a fun jewel encrusted bracelet from recycled materials and your […]

Decoupage Coin Banks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Encourage your kids to save their hard earned money by making these fun coin banks. Using recycled containers and old magazines, you can transform garbage into functional items, all while […]

Cardboard Tube Campfire & Marshmallows

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Children love to pretend, so nurture that creative side by making this easy campfire and roasting marshmallows from toilet paper rolls and cotton balls. Your child will love pretending […]

Earth Day Visor

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Before heading out to clean up the yard or neighborhood in honor of Earth Day , have your kids make one of these fun sun visors! They are a […]

Cardboard Tube Pilgrims & Indians

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  These cute little Thanksgiving characters are made from a paper towel roll and lots of imagination. They look hard but they are actually easy to make. Putting together a […]

Egg Carton Caterpillar

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mike Anders

Cardboard Tube Scarecrow

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro   This fun recycled craft made from a paper towel roll and scrap fabrics and felts is an adorable project for Fall. Gather the kids around, […]

Egg Carton Ladybugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Recycle your old egg cartons into these adorable little ladybugs! So easy to make and such a cute result, what child could resist? Great for spring, Earth Day, or […]

Craft Stick Fall Tree

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This simple craft is a great way to celebrate the coming of fall, even for the younger set. No patterns are required, just sticks, foam or felt and a little […]

Litter Bugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

You can turn everyday garbage into these fun little litter bugs! A great project for Earth Day and fun to display in your child’s room. What You Need Trash (Newspaper, […]

Ghosts in the Graveyard

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

click here for a larger view These darling little ghouls will light up your child’s face! Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts […]

Little Forever Fish Tank

February 12th, 2013 posted by Allie Vugrincic

  click here for a larger view This adorable little fish tank craft is the perfect project for pet lovers. Make your own everlasting aquarium by making this great craft […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]