6 Cute Spring Recycle Bin Crafts to do with your Kids
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6 Cute Spring Recycle Bin Crafts to do with your Kids

The recycling bin in our household is not just a receptacle for discarded items; it’s a treasure trove of crafting supplies waiting to be repurposed into creative projects. Our family has developed a passion for reusing and recycling materials, transforming ordinary items into imaginative works of art. In celebration of Earth Day and our commitment to sustainable living, I’ve curated a delightful series of Spring-Themed Recycled Crafts. These projects are not only a fantastic way to engage with your children but also a meaningful opportunity to instill environmental consciousness from a young age.

By turning everyday recyclables into vibrant and seasonal crafts, we not only foster creativity but also impart valuable lessons about the importance of conservation and responsible resource use. So, grab those discarded items from your recycling bin and join us on this eco-friendly crafting adventure that promises fun, bonding, and a celebration of our beautiful planet. If you want to skip right to the video please follow the link to YouTube!

6 Cute Spring Recycle Bin Crafts to do with your Kids

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Cereal Box Paper Storage

Things you will need:

  • Cereal Box
  • Tape
  • Paper or Sticky Vinyl
  • Scissors
  1. Make sure the box is assembled- tape it together if you need it.
  2. Cut the sides at a matching angle.
  3. Cut the front across half the box from the bottom of each angle of just fold down and inside.
  4. Cover like you are wrapping a present, with sticky vinyl or paper and tape.
  5. Cut around the opening and fold the ends inside the box.
  6. Add papers and books for cute storage.

Toilet Paper Roll Flower Stamps

Things you will need:

  • TP or Paper Towel Rolls
  • Scissors
  • Tape or Hot Glue
  • Paint and Paper Plate
  • Paper
  1. Cut the rolls into smaller sections- about an inch long.
  2. Cut one of those in half to make it a smaller round.
  3. Glue or tape it back together to make it a smaller circle.
  4. Bend the other circles into wavy or printed shapes to create the flower petals.
  5. Make sure they are set flat on a surface to keep the stamp as even as possible as you glue the petals to the center circle.
  6. Dip the flower flat into the paint poured onto the paper plate.
  7. Stamp the flower print onto the paper of your choosing.

I have created several holiday-themed versions of this recycled stamp.

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Jar Lid Fridge Photo Frame

Things you will need:

  • Jar Lid
  • Paint and Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Photo
  • Magnet
  1. Paint the inside and out of the jar lid with one or two coats of paint.
  2. Glue a magnet to the back of the jar lid.
  3. Cut the photo to fit inside the jar lid.
  4. Glue the photo inside of the lid.
  5. Add ribbon trim if you would like.
  6. Stick the photo magnet to your fridge and enjoy!

Tin Can Pencil Holder

Things you will need:

  • Clean Tin Can
  • Paint and Paint Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Cute Stickers
  1. Sand the inside of the can around the rim. Sometimes it can have sharp edges.
  2. Paint the outside of the can with one or 2 coats of paint.
  3. After it dries add the cute stickers.
  4. Grab your favorite pens, pencils, and markers to store.

Egg Carton Flowers

Things you will need:

  • 1 Egg carton
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Pom poms for center
  • Sticks for stem
  • Hot glue
  1. Cut each cup out of the carton.
  2. Cut pointed or rounded corners into each cup.
  3. Paint the cups inside and out.
  4. Glue 2 cups together to create the flower petals.
  5. Glue the pom pom to the center.
  6. Glue the stick to the bottom of the flower cup to create the stem.
  7. Add them to a vase or to your Tin Can Pencil Holder to display.

Milk Jug Bunny Planter

Things you will need:

  • 1 Milk jug
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Exacto knife and/or scissors
  • Black and Pink Sharpie markers
  • Potting soil
  • Little Plant
  1. Trace the shape of a bunny head and ears onto the front of a milk jug.
  2. Use scissors and/or an Exacto knife to cut out the shape. (Grown-up does this part).
  3. Paint the outside of the jug with one or 2 coats of white paint.
  4. Use the Pink Sharpie to fill on the oval ears and the triangle nose after the paint has dried.
  5. Use the black sharpie to create eyes, mouth, and whiskers.
  6. Poke some drain holes in the bottom.
  7. Add potting soil and plant.
  8. Put it on a plate so you don’t get water everywhere, water, and enjoy.

These cute Recycled crafts are very spring-themed. You can have fun crafting with recyclables in any season! We love the magnet we created. it makes us smile when we see or silly puppy’s face. My daughter claimed the pencil holder immediately. She uses it to carry her pencils when she wants to write or draw in different places around the house. Please share with me below which of these crafts you enjoyed the most. Again if you are more of a visual learner- go check out the how-to video on Youtube.

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