The Best Selection of Recycle Crafts Earth Friendly for the Classroom and Kids Anywhere!
Remember USE RECYCLED MATERIALS when possible! That includes recycled papers from magazines, newspapers, and the other side of school work!
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Shoebox Diorama World
This is a favorite Earthday Idea! Convert a shoebox to a favorite place. Teach kids to love the world.
Make a Recycle TREASURE Jar!
Unique Ideas, how to instructions, samples. Make a treasure jar for holidays, mothers day, fathers day, everyday. Simple and Easy
Make Tuna Can World Globe:
Such fun for Earthday or Earth Science and geography learning
This is perfect for Earthday or an Earth Party. Fill it with Earthy things like rubber bugs, flowers and dinasaurs.
Recycled Milk Container Bird Houses
If you paint these you can use them outdoors!
Plastic Bag Holders From Bottles or Cloth
Learn how to make a grocery bag holder for beach,home, park. Use the plastic one as an upside down planter for herbs! Cloth pattern here, too
Dry Flowers with Recycled Silica:
Tips, tricks , techniques to save one of Earth's beautiful delights. Use recycled silica gel
Make Your Own Boxes
Patterns and ideas to make your own boxes from recycled boxes plus recycle gift wrap ideas
Stationery and Envelope Idea
and two patterns. Shows you how to make stationery to send to your friends out of recycled paper.
Paper Mache Recipes and Patterns:
Three Patterns plus recipes! Make the Planetpals, the world, or a Santa Ornament in Paper Mache.
Dryer Lint Crafts
Dryer lint clay, Paper Mache and Paper! Three recipes
Paper Making Recipe
Learn how to make paper for many thing from scrap paper and discards and recycle.
Recycle Sand and Jars--Sand Art
Recipe and Directions. Great for any age group! They can do pictorial art or fill jars. Or you can give them black and white coloring pages to fill
Make a Recycled Button Bracelet
Directions for making recycled buttons and beads bracelets and tying a jewelry knot
Make a Recycled Button Pins
Directions for making recycled button Pin from old jewelry and buttons-plus free stencils
Make a Recycle Bug Jar
Just Buggy! Directions and ideas for Bug Jar made of recycled materials
Make a Recycle Bug Kit
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas for Bug Kit with journal made of recycled materials
Make a Recycle Butterfly Net
Great fun! Directions and ideas for making a butterfly catching net from recycled materials-plus free printable PP label
Holiday Stencils for Recycle Crafts
Exclusive Planetpals Print, Design, Cut, Make ornaments, cards, tags for any holiday!
Planetpals Characters Coloring Page
Exclusive Planetpals Print and use Planetpals coloring art to your crafts or as models for clay projects--extend the recycle message!
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| Planetpals Earthday Everyday CRAFTS |
Free Recycle Crafts
Patterns and Directions 4 Holidays or 4 Kids
Make a Recycle Costume
This is really fun for Earthday or any green event -Why not have a recycle parade!
Make a Toy Play Building or Dollhouse from Recycled Boxes
Our most popular craft! Many styles to choose from, mix with your favorite playmobile toys or doll. Make an apt building, garage, strip mall-diagrams to download Free Patterns for Buildings!
Paper Bag Buildings: Planetpals Exclusive! Another great add on toy. Great for travel to play with matchbox or playmobile people. Fold and carry! Make a Town. Use recycled bags.
Cereal Box Houses Another great add on toy. Make these colorful houses with cereal Boxes. Make a neighborhood
Make a Recycle Trees and Scenery
Arbor Day, Earthday, America Recycles Day. This is simple for any age! Use paper tubes, cardboard, tissue-ideas and instructions.
Milk Box Buildings& Houses Use cream cartons, small milk boxes, juice boxes
Make Kids Kitchen From Boxes: Here is a stove but you can also make a fridge, dishwasher, sink, counter or cabinet!
Make a Pizza Box Play Set Here is a farm but you can make any scene. Use a pizza box or other boxes.
Make a Recycle Kite
Make a kite from schoolwork-great classroom project. Kids learn about kites. Directions and diagrams
Fun Fruit Made From Recycle Lids- Make a lemon, an orange, a lime, a peach, a watermelon--anything round using recycled lids. So many things come with plastic lids! So simple and cute. Please use recycled tissue if you can.
Recycled Plastic Egg Snake or Pull Toy
This is by far one of the favorites. Any age can do this--a lesson in engineering!
Recycled Plastic Egg Animals
These are cute as is! but try variations --make them into people or animals..
Another Fun Snake Made from Paper Towel Rolls
Recycled plastic bottle cap magnets
Just plain fun-add ears to make animal heads!
Recycled soda can or coffee can bird house
If you paint these you can use them outdoors!
Recycle Toilet or Paper Towel Roll Rocket
Toilet Paper or Paper Towels work for this. Make windows, add fabric or tissue paper fire
Recycle Plastic Cup Chick
This is a fav! Make it after a birthday party as an activity using all those cups. Try different animals
Recycled Rainbow from Scraps
This will work with cloth, fabric, magazine clippings, cut up cereal box, buttons--all kinds of leftovers
Recycle Bottle Spaceship
This can be made with bottles big and small-add on flames, fill it with beans so it makes s sound...fill it with plastic bags or packing styrofoam peanuts
Make a Soda Bottle Fish
This can be a fun summer craft, too! Fill the bottle with colored sand to make another kind of design (see colored sand art on this page)
Recycled Paper & Fabric Paper doll craft
This can be made with all kinds of scraps including buttons, any size!
Recycle Styrofoam Trays AIRPLANES
These can be made as one piece or two piece gliders depending on the age group
Recycle boxes and tubes Castle
This speaks for itself...Play with playmobile people--or have kids make their own people!
Recycle coffee can drum
This can be decorated all kinds of ways! Leftover gift wrap, school work, use string for handle--chop sticks for drumsticks
Recycled bottle caps pin cushion
This is adorable! Fabric scraps and bottle caps stuffed with cotton
Recycled Fabric and coffee can wind sock
This is easy to do with fabric scraps and string. An indoor version can be done with tissue or paper.
Recycled plastic cutlery wind chimes
This is perfect after a party, too. for lunch or a trip to the fast food. Save them, wash them and make this fun wind chime. Think of other items you could use--Popsicle sticks? Chop sticks?
Recycle Box Crayons Kit
This has holes on the top to display and hold crayons while kids work! Cute
Recycled socks animal sock puppet
Cute sock puppets --any animal will work. Use buttons or craft eyes--or draw them on!
Recycle packing peanuts builders
It's hard to find projects with Styrofoam Packing--but this is a no brainer--building materials! great for any age and skill. Make a class zoo!
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Non Toxic Crafts:
Natural Play Dough Play Clay
Planetpals Exclusive! Cook and No cook recipes to make natural Playdough-see the natural dye recipes below, too!
Make Beeswax Non Toxic Crayons
Make Natural Dyes Great for for Play Dough and Other Crafts...How to use Rose Petals, Beetroot, Blueberries, Tumaric and Bark as natural dye
Make A Non Toxic Fingerpaint Planetpals Exclusive!
Make A Non Toxic Paper Glue Planetpals Exclusive!
Make A Non Toxic Play Dough Planetpals Exclusive!
Make A Non Toxic Glitt Planetpals Exclusive!
This is simple and colorful! Kids can make many shapes and mix colors, too. Directions included
| Planetpals Earthday Everyday CRAFTS |
Make A DIY Paper Dolls
Draw your own paper dolls or cut out pictures from kids books or magazines
Make A DIY Pinata
Recycled materials can mean lots of party fun. Make it for any holiday. A pumpkin pinata for halloween, a deer for Christmas and so on.
Make A Tuna Can Space Ship
Make a Space ship or two with recycled tuna cans and left over beads and recycled materials
Make A Recycle Jar Bubble Gum machine:
A recycled jar and a box can make a mock bubblegum machine.
Make Toilet Paper Roll Toys:
Make Binoculars , Cars, Rockets, More. These Ideas are perfect for preschool. These were done by 4 - 7 yr olds.
Make A Recycle Puppet:
Make this character or make your favorite character: Directions, ideas:
Recycled CDs AnimalsWhy not make Other Creatures, too!
Mosaic Picture Frame One of my Faves. Popsicle sticks or an old picture frame and junk mail or old cards! Make xmas gifts from xmas cards-or other holidays. Cut up magazines and do animals or whatever! Fun! Add a string use as an ornament.
Recycled toilet paper roll noisemakers
These are fun for preschool! use beans inside to make noise as well as paper punch.
Recycle Tube Giraffe
These are fun for any age!
Recycle Tube Space Ship This is another great toilet paper/paper towel tube project. Preschool & up
Yogurt Container Dolls
So many adorable ways to adapt yogurt containers and bottles-- Penguins, butterflies. Link: To kokeshi dolls
Recycled Soda Bottle Animals
Great for preschool--make any animals-cute enough to cuddle with...you could also do this with tubes?
Baby Food Jars or Small (4oz) Soda Cans
Kids never get tired of animals...animals-this is a great Easter bunny and chicky craft or everyday craft. Make sure you place the jar r can upside down! If you use a can --cover the hole with heavy tape, please.
Toilet Paper Penguin All you need is a paper towel rolls and some paint! You could use craft eyes, colored papers, also.
Make Snow globes
All you need is a trinket, glitter, jar. Use small toys or ornaments, make it for any day or holiday. See all Planetpals Recycled Holiday Crafts
Recycle Egg Carton School Bus
Make it a Planetpals School Bus--Download Planetpals coloring page put the characters in the windows!
Box Cars from Boxes- Have a Box Car Race--so cute! Complete wth seats, etc.
Cereal Box Tote Bag
A no sew project. Just glue on gift wrap, magazine pages--even your school work or drawings!
Recycle Pizza Box Head You can make your favorite cartoon character, a robot, a self portrait, a picture of dad for Father's Day. Paint a building, too. Pizza box art is endless and a nice big surface to work on!
Recycle Styrofoam Trays Paint Stamps
This is cute--have kids cut up the faomcore and make it into a rubber stamp--as an added extra-make small one and glue them to a cork!
Recycle Egg Carton ANIMALS
There are several variations of these--use your imagination with add ons
Popsicle Stick and Scraps Dolls
Think out of the box--buttons, fabric scraps bottle cap hats, string hair whatever you have around
Popsicle Stick Ornament
Try this happy ornament! Could you make a Halloween Pumpkin? Easter Bunny? Pilgrim? Santa? See all Planetpals Recycled Holiday Crafts
Juice Box Dolls
So cute! Simple ideas for Juice boxes. Alternate idea--make an animal with ears!
Make Ladybug Lids
Great for preschool--Just paint no embellishment you could add eyes or buttons-even antenna . Keep it on the jar for bug catching or collecting nature.
Recycled Boxes robot
Great idea for robots or other creatures. All kinds of items can be used...paper towel toilet paper arms, detergent bottle cap , juice boxes, candy boxes, plastic eggs.
Recycled Robots from Containers
This is an alternate idea--use cans, boxes, any containers--basically you can use anything to make fun robots: Loads of ideas here. Humanoids or animals shapes, too--
Recycled egg cartons buggy mobile
This works great with other materials! no pompoms? try bottle caps.
Chillean Rain Sticks Made from paper towel tubes and filled with popcorn. Sounds like a real rain stick! Teach georgraphy, science, social studies. Decorate according to age level
Recycle Boat That Floats!
Not only can you make it--you can float it. Made from waxed milk, juice or cream container. Perfect for the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria-Columbus Day
Make Patriotic Flag and Star
Exclusive Planetpals Directions to make a star or a flag
Make Brown Bag Party Hats: make these hats or hats from other containers for New Years, birthdays, halloween, dress up whatever!
Best Directions for Party Hats Ever! make these for New Years, birthdays, halloween, dress up whatever!
See all Planetpals Recycled Holiday Crafts
Make a Recycle Plastic Container Aquarium
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas for this aquarium and fish learning
Make Natural Painted Rock Decor
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas painting rocks and other rock decor
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