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 […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Ladybugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  click here for a larger view Spring has sprung and with it comes new life in many forms. What a fun and colorful way to celebrate the season by […]

Mechanic’s Pencil Holder

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  click here for a larger view Here’s a fun Father’s Day present! If that special Dad in your life is in the automotive service industry, he’ll love this easy […]

Graduation Caps

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

This cute little graduation cap is a fabulous idea for preschool or Kindergarten graduations! Easy to put together and children are proud to wear them and move on in style. […]

Plastic Cup Crow

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  click here for a larger view So many scarecrow crafts, but what about the crows? As autumn rolls in and farmers work on their harvest, the crows will be […]

Puzzle Frame

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

by Amanda Formaro Have an old puzzle that is missing some pieces? How about some photographs that need framing? If you said yes, then you and the kids have a […]

A Priceless Gift

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There is always a lot of talk about how we can save money over the holidays. And how can we get the kids involved more? This particular gift idea is […]

Plastic Cup Flowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Crafted by Amanda Formaro Click here for a larger view April showers bring May flowers, but why wait until May? Create your own beautiful bouquet with goodies from around the […]

Recycled Sea Creatures

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Who knew that cardboard tubes could be transformed into cute little creatures from the deep! Minimal supplies are needed for these adorable ocean dwellers, make some for your room […]

Bandana Covered Notebook

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Here’s a creative way to use old bandanas and dress up those boring school composition notebooks at the same time! A fun craft for girls or guys, just change […]

Pom Pom Bumble Bee

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

click here for a larger view Summer is here and so are the bees! No need to shy away from this adorable bumble bee. It’s fluffy and soft and you’ll […]

Recycling Old CD’s for Craft Projects

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

Seems like everyone is saving CDs and using them for crafts. We had 100’s of responses — many for suncatcher, mobiles and ornaments. Our favorite suggestion for this disco ball […]

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 […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

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 […]