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.
They’re all pretty and fun. You’re kids will love them!
Let’s gather some supplies and get started crafting.
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Recycled Valentine crafts for kids
Save your empty cereal boxes to make one (or more) or our Silly Heart Puppets.
Before your recycle your empty cardboard tubes, use them to make our Heart-Stamped Valentine Cards.
Use up your scrap paper and fabric to make some of our pretty Collage Heart Valentines.
Or, use cardboard and other scraps to make our pretty Monochromatic Collage art project.
You can also make pretty Heart Magazine Collages like these from Arts & Crackers.
Do you have a pile of old CD’s laying around? I do. Instead of throwing them out, use them to make these fun Recycled CD Valentines from Crafts on Sea.
Save an empty tissue box so you can make a cute Valentine Box Robot like this from B-Inspired Mama.
Don’t toss that empty milk carton! Instead, rinse it out and use it to make an adorable milk-carton Valentines House from Happy Hooligans.
More awesome recycled Valentine crafts
Save your grocery bag to make a cute Brown Paper Grocery Bag Valentine Holder from Buggy & Buddy.
Use up your fabric scraps with this pretty Rag Heart Ornament craft from Happy Hooligans.
Before you recycle your newspaper, make a pretty Newspaper Heart Garland from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Use the bubble wrap that came in your packages to make a set of Bubble Wrap Printed Valentine Cards from Rainy Day Mum.
And, cut up the box to make these simple Yarn-Wrapped LOVE Letters from Rainy Day Mum.
Or you can use the cardboard box to make Recycled Cardboard Heart decorations from Arty Crafty Kids.
Don’t toss those empty cardboard tubes until you’ve made a couple of these Owl Valentines from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Which of these recycled Valentine crafts are you going to try with your kids?
You may also like one of these Valentine activities:
My must-have Valentine crafting resources
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:
Do you want to do more activities with your kids?
Join our fun Facebook community, Creative Family Fun for Busy Families, for daily activities that are great for kids and families. We’ll chat, share, and have fun. It’s a safe and private place to share ideas for family and kids activities.
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