Reuse, renew, recycle to save the Earth and keep stuff out of landfills.
Find more ideas for teaching recycling at home or in the classroom with green crafts for kids.
New things from old - practical, functional, beautiful, frugal
How to Make Hand Made Paper
Learn how to make gorgeous handmade paper from scraps of old paper, and color
it with cast off onion skins, berries, and coffee grounds! How to Make Hand Made Paper
Recycle Old Magazines into Crafts
How to make paper
beads from recycled magazine pages Cut thin triangular strips from magazine pages or other colorful
paper scraps, apply glue and wind around a straw. Allow to dry
thoroughly and string together to make beaded curtains, jewelry,
key chains or ornaments. Easy and fun - a
craft popular during the Depression.
How to Make Your Own Designer Soaps
Making your own special soap from recycled soap scraps or unscented bars of soap is easy, fun and frugal. Make pretty molded gift soaps for family and friends.
Recycle Your Old Greeting Cards
What can you do with old greeting cards that you don't put into a scrapbook? Plenty! Frame them, use them to decorate picture frames, make a collage,
cut them up to create a new card, make a poster or gift tag ...
you'll find great ideas for recycling last year's greeting cards
in this article:
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Make finger puppets, sun catchers, mobiles and more with discarded
plastic lids from household products. Another perfect kid craft!
Melt down nibs and bits of old crayons with new wax to make lovely
new candles for gifts or home use.
Hangers Craft Project
Make softly padded hangers for hanging your clothes in the closet
from old wire hangers or plastic hangers. Wrap each hanger with
plastic shopping bags, tape securely, then wrap again using decorative
ribbon or fabric scraps. Full
directions at Family Fun
and Milk Placemat Craft
Recycle a sliced up cereal box and sliced up milk cartons to make fun place mats! Clean
out the containers, dry well, then cut the cartons into 1-inch wide strips, retaining
the design from the package. Weave the cutout carton strips together to create a
mat, fasten the edges with dental floss, and VOILA!
Crafts Made From Natural Objects
Decorate smooth stones with painted or glued on words and art
to use as garden decor, paper weights, artwork or game parts. How to make Poetry Stones
Pine Cone Crafts
How to make pine cone crafts, gifts and decorations from these bristly natural seed pods from pine trees.