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37 Easy Recycled Kid Crafts – Reuse Recycle Crafts – Earth Day

Have lots of toilet paper roll and other recyclable materials? Make them into cute and fun recycled kid crafts.

Looking for fun activities to keep your kids engaged and help instill a sense of environmental responsibility? You can’t go wrong with recycled crafts!

Not only do these projects help to reduce waste, they also tap into your child’s creativity and resourcefulness.

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up 37 recycled crafts that are perfect for kids of all ages. From colorful tin can wind chimes to cardboard buildings, these projects are sure to inspire creativity and spark the imagination. So gather up your recyclables and let’s get crafting!

I try to recycle every item that is available. It is pretty easy at my house. All the recyclables go in one container. Use one of these recycled crafts to celebrate Earth Day.

Recycled Kid Crafts for Earth Day

1. Paper Roll Dragonfly Kid Recycled Craft

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Turn a toilet paper roll into a cute dragonfly with some plastic eyes, paint, and tissue paper.

2. Toilet Paper Car

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Make these fun cars out paper rolls with this recycled craft for kids.

3. Dragon Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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Create a fire breathing dragon perfect for the Year of The Dragon.

4. Paper Roll Koi Recycle Craft for Kids

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Have fun creating these fish out of paper rolls.

5. Airplane Bank Kid Craft

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Make this cute airplane bank out a water bottle.

6. Magazine Butterflies

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Use magazines of other paper and turn them into pretty butterflies.

7. Rainbow Suncatcher Craft for Kids

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Turn a plastic lid into a rainbow suncatcher with this recycled craft for kids.

8. Milk Carton Birdhouse

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 Create a colorful birdhouse out of this recyclable.

9. Plastic Bottle Fairy House

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Make cute fairy lights or turn them into fairy houses

10. Egg Carton Turtle, Frog, and Caterpillar Recycled Kid Craft


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Make this colorful critters out of egg cartons

11. Water Bottle Flower Recycled

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Water bottles can be turned into these bright flowers.

12. Cereal Box Elephant Recycled

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Use a cereal box and turn it into this elephant. You could make a whole set of jungle animals

14. Newspaper Flower Recycled Kid Craft

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I love the bright colors of these recycled paper flowers.

15. Plastic Bottle Flower Turtle Recycled Kid Craft

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Make a floating turtle out of recyclables.

16. Easy Magazine Beads

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Have fun using old magazines and turning them into beads.

17. Toilet Paper Roll Winter Tree

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Make a fun winter or Christmas tree from a toilet paper roll. You need a little paint and some cotton balls to make this easy recycled kid craft.

18. Colorful Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake Christmas Ornament Recycled Kid Craft

19. Fun Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree

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20. Toilet Paper Roll Icicle Recycled Craft for Kids

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 21. Rainbow Paper Tube Bat Halloween Craft

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Make some colorful bat crafts with this fun toilet paper roll Halloween project.

You could use them to hold small treats as favors.

22. Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Stamp Craft

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Let the paint dry and add some jack-o-lantern faces to these pumpkins. Reuse a paper roll to paint with. Recycle some paper or cardboard to paint on for this recycled kid craft.

23. Cherry Blossom Paper Roll Tree Craft

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Turn a paper roll and a coffee filter into this Spring cherry bloom tree craft.

24. Egg Carton Tulip Bouquet

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Turn an egg carton, pipe cleaners and paint into a spring bouquet of tulips.

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Find more crafts to recycle or reuse: 23 Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Halloween or Fun Egg Carton Crafts

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