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12 Awesome Recycled Crafts for Kids

In celebration of Earth Day and every day we want to take care of our environment, it’s time to share some great kids crafts made from recycled materials! Recycled crafts are one of my favorite projects of all time – they are great on both the environment AND your budget, and also force some serious creativity to happen. I have a whole box of garbage cool things that are just waiting to be remade into something else.

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Make a Pillbox Hat
from a Microwave
Dinner Tray

Recycle a Sock
into a Giraffe
Sock Puppet

Make Stuffed
Animal Headphones

Via DollarStoreCrafts

Adorable Egg Carton
Crafts Roundup
on The Crafty Crow

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One Pretty Thing
Shares 12 More
Recycled Crafts!

Make Egg Carton

Make a Nightlight
from a Recycled
Crystal Light Container

Recycled Jello Box Aliens

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Make a “fossil” from
coffee grounds

Turn an old pair
of jeans into a
denim purse

Refashioned T-Shirts

Upcycled Photo Holder
or Jewelry Holder


13 comments for “12 Awesome Recycled Crafts for Kids”

  1. [...] kids’ crafts roundups: Alberta Egg Producers’ egg carton roundup; Craft Jr’s recycled craft roundup; makeandtakes’ earth day craft roundup; Family Fun’s Recycled Crafts Contest; and the [...]

    Posted by ecoDomestica reDesign | July 9, 2009, 10:33 pm
  2. Awesome is the word. Great!

    Posted by Kids Bedding | August 8, 2009, 5:15 pm
  3. [...] are more recycled crafts for Earth Day and conservation minded peeps, plus check out these How Do Plants Grow printable [...]

    Posted by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees | Craft Jr. | September 10, 2009, 2:07 pm
  4. Thanks for including my herb garden pots! :) Love the round up :)

    Posted by Amanda | October 1, 2009, 8:19 pm
  5. [...] presents Recycled Crafts for Kids posted at Craft Jr., saying, “This post is really popular at this time of year for kids with [...]

    Posted by All Things Family Blog Carnival – 1st Edition | January 26, 2010, 9:12 am
  6. [...] 12 Awesome Recycled Craft Projects for Kids at Craft Jr. [...]

    Posted by Croq Zine – The Blog » Blog Archive » Reducing Instead of Reusing & Recycling | March 7, 2010, 1:13 pm
  7. [...] Pages: Earth Day Kids Activities, Recycled Kids Crafts,  The Lorax [...]

    Posted by 9 Most Endangered Rainforest Animals Coloring Pages | Animal Jr. | April 5, 2010, 6:38 pm
  8. So glad I found this site when looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day! Shared on twitter. Hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I am!

    Posted by kebby | April 22, 2010, 11:36 am
  9. [...] Pages: Recycled Kids Crafts, Flower Crafts, Leaf Crafts, Acorn [...]

    Posted by Stick Crafts - Outdoor Crafts for Kids | Craft Jr. | July 20, 2010, 11:59 am
  10. [...]   Do-it-yourself resources and how-to projects abound online for all ages. KinderArt, Craft Bits, Craft Jr., and Make Stuff are just a few examples.   If you are looking for supplies, check your ‘junk [...]

    Posted by Get Crafty! | | February 23, 2011, 3:18 pm
  11. [...] Related Pages: Caterpillar Math Coloring Page, Bug Coloring Pages, more Recycled Kids Crafts. [...]

    Posted by Caterpillar Recycled Craft for Kids | Craft Jr. | March 2, 2011, 8:51 am
  12. ;) keep up the good work. i love this site

    Posted by lauren bonavia | April 30, 2011, 4:11 pm
  13. These are really nice and great crafts! It is wonderful to turn recycled items into craft for kids.

    Just like to share what I have done as well

    Posted by Yean@kids activities learning games | April 16, 2012, 2:23 am

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