Recycled Crafts

From paper rolls to old cardboard boxes, we love turning trash into treasure! Here are some great recycled kids crafts for you to try out!
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a paper bowl sitting on top of a table next to a bag of floured bread
How to Make Paper Mache | The BEST Paper Mache Recipe
Learn how to make paper mache by following our step by step photo and video tutorials! This easy paper mache recipe uses just 2 simple ingredients, and it's easy enough for both kids and adults to make. Use newspaper and DIY paper mache paste to create beautiful decorations, like bowls, pumpkins, or pinatas. It's such a fun and easy kids craft!
Paper Roll Windmill Tutorial | Moving Windmill Craft that Spins
Make a paper roll windmill from a toilet paper roll! This is such a fun kids craft and the blades actually spin! Such a cool windmill craft and a great way to explore DIY projects and crafts with moving parts at school! The free printable template gives you everything you need to make the craft.
three different types of hair bows on a wooden surface with flowers in the middle one is pink, blue and purple
Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrapping: A Step-by-Step Guide
Furoshiki is such a fun and easy way to wrap presents! Use sustainable and re-usable fabric gift wrap to personalize your gift giving. It's such a great wrapping technique for birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion. And you only need a gift box and a piece of fabric!
father's day gift bags made out of brown paper
DIY Father's Day Gift Bags | Easy Father's Day Paper Bag Craft
These DIY Father's Day gift bags are SO CUTE and such a great craft for Father's Day. Both kids and adults will love making this fun paper bag craft for Dad or Grandpa. You only need a paper sandwich bag and a piece of ribbon!
the best recipe for paper mache with instructions to make it and how to use it
How to Make Paper Mache | The BEST Paper Mache Recipe
Learn how to make paper mache by following our step by step photo and video tutorials! This easy paper mache recipe uses just 2 simple ingredients, and it's easy enough for both kids and adults to make. Use newspaper and DIY paper mache paste to create beautiful decorations, like bowls, pumpkins, or pinatas. It's such a fun and easy kids craft!
a yellow and black butterfly sitting on top of a tree branch
Plastic Bottle Butterfly Craft | Easy Butterflies Recycling Craft
This plastic bottle butterfly craft is SO PRETTY and it's so simple to make! It's such a great summer craft and a super fun way to use recycled bottles. You only need an empty soda bottle and paint markers to make this fun plastic bottle craft!
a present wrapped in blue and pink fabric with flowers on the table next to it
Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrapping: A Step-by-Step Guide
Furoshiki is such a fun and easy way to wrap presents! Use sustainable and re-usable fabric gift wrap to personalize your gift giving. It's such a great wrapping technique for birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion. And you only need a gift box and a piece of fabric!
a hand is holding a paper model of a windmill
Paper Roll Windmill Tutorial | Moving Windmill Craft that Spins
Make a paper roll windmill from a toilet paper roll! This is such a fun kids craft and the blades actually spin! Such a cool windmill craft and a great way to explore DIY projects and crafts with moving parts at school! The free printable template gives you everything you need to make the craft.
four paper boats sitting on top of a blue table next to each other in different colors
How to Make a Paper Boat
These paper boats are SO FUN and they're so simple to make! With one piece of printer paper, and just 5 minutes, you can fold an awesome boat that floats in water! Such a fun kids craft and a great introduction to origami!
three different types of water bottles with text overlay that reads, weather sensor bottle
Weather Sensory Bottles
These weather sensory bottles are SO COOL and mesmerizing to watch! It's such an easy science craft for home, school, or camp and a great way to explore weather and seasons. Use simple craft supplies and a recycled water bottle to make a cloudy, rainy, or sunny sensory bottle. Such a great sensory craft for kids of all ages!
a bowl sitting on top of a wooden table next to some paper plates and scissors
How to Make Paper Mache | The BEST Paper Mache Recipe
Learn how to make paper mache by following our step by step photo and video tutorials! This easy paper mache recipe uses just 2 simple ingredients, and it's easy enough for both kids and adults to make. Use newspaper and DIY paper mache paste to create beautiful decorations, like bowls, pumpkins, or pinatas. It's such a fun and easy kids craft!
a hand holding a paper bee next to a lit candle
Paper Roll Firefly | How to Make Paper Roll Fireflies
These paper roll fireflies are SO CUTE and they're really easy to make! Add a tea light and the firefly's belly actually glows! This is such a cute kids craft and a super fun summer craft idea! All you need are a few simple craft supplies and you can make your own glowing paper roll firefly in less than 15 minutes!
three wrapped gifts with flowers on them sitting next to each other in front of a white background
Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrapping: A Step-by-Step Guide
Furoshiki is such a fun and easy way to wrap presents! Use sustainable and re-usable fabric gift wrap to personalize your gift giving. It's such a great wrapping technique for birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion. And you only need a gift box and a piece of fabric!
there are four different types of confetti in the same container and one is colored
Rainbow Sensory Bottles | DIY Water Bead Sensory Bottle
These rainbow sensory bottles are SO PRETTY and so mesmerizing! Water beads are a fantastic add in for sensory bottles and they make it super easy to make a rainbow in a bottle! Use Orbeez and a recycled water bottle to make 4 different water bead sensory bottles. Such a great craft for kids of all ages!
two paper tubes with googly eyes and orange streamers in the shape of carrots
Fire Breathing Dragon Craft | How to make a simple Dragon
This simple fire breathing dragon craft made with a paper roll is SO MUCH FUN! Blow into the end and it looks like flames are coming out of the mouth! Such a cute kids craft idea for a rainy day!