30+ Fun Recycled Crafts for Kids

I love using recycled materials for crafting.

They are easy to find, don’t cost a thing, and the possibilities are endless.

Here are over 30 great recycled crafts for kids that I know you’ll want to try.

Grab your supplies from the recycling bin to make some of the ideas from this fun collection of recycled crafts for kids.

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Cardboard Tubes

Explore sound and make a kazoo with Buggy and Buddy

Make a DIY fine motor sorting activity with Dirt And Boogers

Create Jack Be Nimble candlesticks with Creative Family Fun

Make the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf with Red Ted Art

Create a textured baby play station with Kids Activities Blog

Grab your supplies from the recycling bin to make some of the ideas from this fun collection of recycled crafts for kids.

Plastic Bottles

Make floating word discovery bottles with Play Trains

Make flower prints with empty soda bottles with Inner Child Fun

Have fun with plastic bottle bowling with Learn With Play At Home

Make sun and rain inspired sensory bottles at Creative Family Fun

Make rainbow music shakers with My Little 3 and Me

Cardboard Box

Make baby activity boxes with Danya Banya

Create and play with a cardboard cafe from Inner Child Fun

Play with a homemade cardboard knight’s shield with Red Ted Art

Make a shoe box doll house with MollyMoo

Grab your supplies from the recycling bin to make some of the ideas from this fun collection of recycled crafts for kids.

Egg Cartons

Make egg carton rainbows with Creative Family Fun

Make egg carton fairy houses with Creative Family Fun

Turn egg cartons into pretty spring tulips at the OT Toolbox.

Make peek-a-boo penguins with Preschool Powol Packets

Make egg carton spring flowers with Toddler Approved

Experiment with an egg carton catapult with JDaniel4’s Mom

Magazines, Newspapers, and Other Recycled Paper

Do some recycled magazine weaving with Handmade Kids Art

Make itsy bitsy spiders from magazine pages with Creative Family Fun

Create with recycled paper beads from Handmade Kids Art

Make newspaper play structures with Inner Child Fun

Grab your supplies from the recycling bin to make some of the ideas from this fun collection of recycled crafts for kids.

Tin Cans

Make tin can stilts with Pink Stripey Socks

Make colorful outdoor wind chimes with Hands On: As We Grow

Turn your cans into magnetic building blocks with What Do We Do All Day?

Make tin can drums with Hands On: As We Grow

Create fun Recycled Robots at Creative Family Fun

Make tin can flower pots with NurtureStore

Which of these recycled crafts for kids do you want to try with your family?

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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