When it comes to crafts, I’m always looking for ways to use the recycle bin as much as possible. With my children I like to focus on the process more than the product. Sometimes their work comes out great and I save it in a memory box, but most of the time I take a picture and throw it out. Who wants to waste money on craft supplies when you just put them in the garbage at the end anyways? That’s why I’m featuring 12 Up-Cycled Crafts and Activities for you to try!
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This Week’s Featured Posts…
Toilet Paper Roll Barn Yard Animals
Who knew TP rolls could look so cute!
Homemade Cards from a Paper Bag
My daughters make a LOT of cards so I will definitely be using paper instead of plastic at the store next time.
Up-Cycle Pool Noodles into Lightsabers
I’ve seen pool noodles used as lots of things, but this is perfect for your Star Wars fans!
Painting with Corn
Don’t throw out your dried up corn! Paint with it.
Up-Cycled Bracelet from a Styrofoam Cup
These are super creative and I can any girl really enjoying making these!
Milk Carton Weaving
Turn a milk carton into a beginners weaving loom.
We got some really bad apples this year so I can’t wait to try this. Even if we didn’t, I like how this activity uses the core of the apple so you don’t have to waste anything edible.
Twisty Cup Games
A genius use of 2 clear plastic cups. Don’t throw them out, wash those used cups and make a game for your kids!
Use Your Recyclables in a Unit Project
We love doing a lighthouse unit during the spring and then going to visit a real lighthouse in the summer!
More Plastic Cups Games
My kids play this one all the time!
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Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
Thanks for featuring our paper bag cards! I love recycled crafts and got some fun ideas from this round-up! 🙂 (Cardboard tube farm animals? Awesome!)
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What great “up=cycle” activities!