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recycle binoculars

Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Make your tube toys from a myriad of items you find around the house. We like to save them in a bin and when we have enough--we make something!


Other Paper Tube Ideas!

Make a Recycle Trees and Scenery
Planetpals Exclusive!

Arbor Day, Earthday, America Recycles Day. This is simple for any age! Use paper tubes, cardboard, tissue-ideas and instructions

arbor tree

Recycled toilet paper roll noisemakers
These are fun for preschool! use beans inside to make noise as well as paper punch.
toilet paper roll noisemaker

Recycle Tube Giraffe
These are fun for any age!
recycled craft toilet paper rolls

Chillean Rain Sticks Made from paper towel tubes and filled with popcorn. Sounds like a real rain stick! Teach geography, science, social studies. Decorate according to age level

rain stick recycle craft tube

Recycle boxes and tubes Castle
This speaks for itself...Play with Playmobile people--or have kids make their own people!
recycled tube crafts

Another Fun Snake Made from Paper Towel Rolls
paper towel tube snake

Recycle Toilet or Paper Towel Roll Rocket
Toilet Paper or Paper Towels work for this. Make windows, add fabric or tissue paper fire
toilet paper rocket

Recycle Tube Space Ship This is another great toilet paper/paper towel tube project. preschool and uptoilet paper roll recycle craft boys

paper tube race car recycle craft preschool

Make Tube Toys

Make A Myriad of Toys with Recycle Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own paper towel or toilet paper roll toys from recycled items.

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,recycle!

Have children make "Tube Toy", decorate and paint it!

Here is a list of possible projects from tubes:

Looking for more interactive things to make here at Earthzone?

Every issue of our magazine has a special craft of the month! Free Activities in your email from the kidsclub! Try the Planetpals coloring page, recycle kit, card game, or check out our freebeez page.

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rocj=ket recycle craft

Make the Rocket

Tools needed for the Rocket :

  • Toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Straws from juice boxes (these make the flames)
  • Bottle cap
  • Milk carton cap (this fits exactly inside the roll!)
  • Crayons or paint
  • Buttons or beads
  • Glue
  • Your imagination


  • Glue the bottle cap to the milk cap
  • Glue the milk cap to the top of the roll.
  • Glue the straws to the bottom of the roll
  • Glue on buttons (or beads)
  • Done!


paper tube racecar recycle craft preschool kids

Make the Race Car

Tools needed for the Race Car

  • Toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Paper (these make the flames)
  • 4 Bottle Caps
  • Milk carton cap (this fits exactly inside the roll!)
  • Crayons or paint
  • Glue
  • Your imagination


  • Glue the bottle cap or milk cap to front end (you can add one to back also)
  • Glue 4 bottle caps on for wheels
  • Cut out a seat section and fold it up (see photo)
  • Glue on or draw on a number
  • Done!

------------------------------------------------- recycle binoculars

Make the Binoculars

Tools needed for these Binoculars (above)

  • 2 Toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Crayons or paint
  • Glue
  • Your imagination
  • String for a strap (optional)


  • Glue the 2 rolls together or use sticks to separate them (see Photo)
  • Decorate it
  • Tie or glue a string to each roll as a handle
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