We love to use recycled materials when we make crafts.
It just seems much less wasteful to use a few things before they get thrown out.
Here are some awesome recycled Valentine crafts that all use an item or two from the recycle bin. Grab those old newspapers, cardboard boxes, and scraps of paper. It’s time to start crafting!
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Recycled Valentine Crafts for Kids
I love using recycled materials for crafts. It’s less wasteful because you’re using materials instead of throwing them away. And, it saves money and a trip to the store for extra craft supplies.
These simple Valentines crafts are all pretty and fun. You’re kids will love them!
So, rummage in the recycle bin and grab some supplies.
What Recycled Materials Should You Keep?
Keep anything cardboard, such as old packing boxes, cereal boxes, and even cardboard tubes.
Also, newspaper, magazines, and paper scraps are good for craft projects.
Finally, keep some things that can’t be recycled, but can be reused such as old cd’s and bubble wrap.
All of these things are great for craft projects.
Recycled Valentine Crafts
Check your recycle bin for supplies to make these cute and fun Recycled Valentine crafts for kids.
Silly Heart Puppet Valentine Craft
These fun puppets use recycled cardboard and are great for toddlers and preschoolers.
Use recycled materials to stamp your hearts on these fun and pretty notecards.
Heart Collage Valentines Cards
Raid the recycle bin to find all sorts of supplies to make these pretty heart collages.
Monochromatic Collage Valentine's Day Art
Recycled materials provide the base for this pretty monochromatic art project.
Easy Valentine’s Day Collage Hearts Art Activity
Cut up your magazines before you recycle them to make these fun collage hearts.
Recycled CD Valentines Day Craft for Preschoolers
Do you have a bunch of old cd's that you don't know what to do with? How about turning them into this pretty Valentine's craft.
How to Make a Valentine Box Robot
Turn an old tissue box into a super-cute Valentine robot.
Milk Carton Valentines Houses for Kids to Make
Take old milk cartons and turn them into a fun little Valentine's village.
Heart Valentine Holder
Cut up an old grocery bag to make a simple Valentine holder.
Rag Heart Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Strips
Use up your fabric scraps to make these pretty rag heart ornaments.
Newspaper Heart Garland
Cut up your newspaper before it hits the recycle bin to make this pretty heart garland.
Bubble Wrap Printed Hearts
Before you toss your bubble wrap, use it for this fun printmaking project.
DIY Yarn Wrapped Letters for Valentine's
Cut up an old cardboard box to make these pretty yarn wrapped letters.
Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations
Or, you can use the cardboard box to make these pretty heart decorations.
Simple Kid Made Owl Valentines
Don't throw out those empty cardboard tubes! Instead, use them to make these cute owl Valentines.
Which of these recycled Valentine crafts are you going to try with your kids?
Will it be the newspaper garland, the Silly Heart Puppets, or something else?
You May Also Like One of These Valentine Activities:
Get out the watercolors to make these pretty Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher
Make use of heart doilies when you try this Measuring with Hearts math activity.
It’s so easy to set up a Simple Valentine Card Making Station and your kids can make Valentines for all their family and friends.
No-Sew Valentine Pencil Toppers make a fun Valentine gift that you kids can make for all their friends and classmates.
My Must-Have Valentine Craft Supplies
While the recycle bin has tons of fun stuff to craft with, you’ll want to few extra things to help you create some awesome Valentine’s crafts. Here are some supplies I like to keep on hand:
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