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All posts under: Recycled Containers and Lids

You may be a diligent recycler, but did you know those jars, bottles and lids make wonderful kids crafts? You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to repurposing every day packaging. We’ve collected some of the best ideas to give you a place to start your recycled crafting.

Mancala Game

This game is also known as the “count and capture” game. A Mancala game encourages kids to conduct thought experiments, counting tokens and comparing tactics in their heads before they move … Read More

Mini Bi-Plane

August 19th is National Aviation Day. Encourage kids to learn more about the history of aviation as they make this great recycled mini bi-plane craft. The materials are inexpensive and … Read More

Boris the Bull

Before you throw away all those good pieces of “junk”, look at what was used to make Boris The Bull. We have a bag in our supply closet for recyclable … Read More

Recycled Bottle Bracelet

No one will every know that this crafty Recycled Bottle Bracelet was made from a plastic bottle, unless you tell them how crafty you are. Plus you are recycling something … Read More

Bottle Boat

Our latest contest winner, Emory (age 10, rising 5th grader from Statesboro, Georgia) submitted this Bottle Boat craft to our craft competition. Emory has had a great time designing these … Read More

Beachy Pet House

Have the kids help make this Beachy Pet House as the perfect hangout for their favorite cat or dog. Big boxes are the ideal craft material for so many projects including … Read More

Totem Pole

Here is a chance to recycle those tin cans into this fun totem pole and teach young people about  Native American Heritage. Trivia: Totem poles are sculptures carved from large … Read More

Recycled Scissors Holder

This Recycled Scissors Holder is an inexpensive craft that kids can make with a recycled (rinsed) can, clothes pins and buttons.Turn them into a very useful Mother’s Day gift or something … Read More

Paper Box Vases

These pretty Paper Box Vases make a nice gift for someone special, like Mom. It’s also a nice craft to treat yourself with as someone special too.

Laundry Loot Jar

The washer and dryer quite often hold spare change, and sometimes dollar bills. Well, Mom needs a place to keep that loot! Why not make this cute Laundry Loot Jar to keep … Read More

Recycled Flower Container

Here’s an easy way to turn an old container into a pretty Recycled Flower Container to hold all kinds of special plants for Mom or a favorite teacher.

Cardboard Box House

All kids love to play with boxes, sometimes more than the presents that came in them. This project takes that fun one step further and turns it into a Cardboard Box … Read More

Recycled Bottle Houses

Turn those large plastic bottles into these adorable Recycled Bottle Houses. Most of the work on this cute project will be done by an adult but children can have input … Read More

Purim Noisemaker

The Purim Noisemaker or grogger is a classic Purim prop used during the reading of the Megillat Esther (Book of Esther) to make noise every time the name of the … Read More

Recycled Train

This Recycled Train was designed by Wendy from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania and uses “junk” that would otherwise go in the trash.  What can you make out of your cans and cardboard?

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