Recycled Crafts Roundup

Roundup of crafts from recycled materials for preschoolers

Our Recycled Crafts Roundup will show you ways to give crafts a second life. Did you ever stop to think about all the craft projects brought home from school that end up in the trash after they leave the refrigerator? It isn’t that parents don’t love these masterpieces, but there is a limit to what can be saved for posterity. Even the old masters recycled some of their canvases, So take a picture and make a photo archive to share in later years and get ready to recycle.

Check out a website called Live Youth Strong that has a blueprint for individuals or groups geared to different ages working together or independently as they explore recycling and many other topics.

Youth Strong has a program to help kids and their friends to explore new things. Your little ones can earn a Recycling Helper Patch that they can proudly display on a tote or hat.  Getting involved in the program can be a one time activity or a longer commitment to a cause that you and your family or organization feel dedicated to.

Do a craft or activity to help reinforce learning about recycling.

Free Kids Crafts has some easy and fun projects to encourage recycling link Recycled Stamping Crafts and Recycled Finger Paint Birds.  Here are some projects that provide fun after the project is over; Dinosaur Feet from tissue boxes or Spin Art from one of those old salad spinners and don’t forget about those cardboard tubes that you can turn into Recycled Maracas.


Easy Recycled Stamping Craft for Children

Colorful birds made from recycled finger paint project

Art made on a salad spinner

Small for Big suggests using paper bags as a canvas for Paper Bag Paintings. They even come with their own handle for hanging.

This Egg Carton Tree from Glued To My Crafts Blog is a good way for preschoolers to recycle egg cartons as they learn about Earth Day and how to use recycled materials for craft projects.




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