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DIY sprinkler from a recycled plastic bottle. Make a sprinkler from a soda bottle and a garden hose. Easy diy backyard fun!

Summer Fun: Make a Sprinkler from a Recycled Bottle

Summer Fun: Make a Sprinkler from a Recycled Soda Bottle Cool off and get your kids involved in an activity for the afternoon by making your very own sprinkler! This DIY sprinkler made from a recycled soda bottle can actually be made from almost any type of plastic beverage container. So grab an empty milk […]

Recycled materials craft for kids. Make this cute soapbox cart for small world play.

Recycled Materials Craft: DIY Mini Soapbox Cart

Recycled Materials Craft: DIY Mini Soapbox Cart This little soapbox cart is easy to make with recycled materials, and is perfect for small world play. Whether the setting is a farmyard, a castle, or a fairy garden, kids will have fun filling the cart with leaves, pebbles or small sticks to bring loads of fun […]

Paper plate pizza craft for kids. Get kids in the kitchen baking with pretend play! Paper plate craft using paper scraps.

Kid-Made Paper Plate Pizza Craft

Kid-Made Paper Plate Pizza Craft Random household items or office supplies often turn into some of the best craft supplies…labels, rubber bands… As a big fan of paper plate crafts for kids to make, I decided to create a fun arts and crafts activity around this and some office supply items we had around the […]

S.T.E.M. for kids! Use engineering skills to build a pool from materials found around the house. Learn about structures and materials with this cool STEM activity for kids.

Constructing a Swimming Pool STEM Activity for Kids

Constructing a Swimming Pool STEM Activity for Kids Build a cool swimming pool for toys! This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project is great for hot summer days, or as an indoor rainy day activity. Our swimming pool STEM activity gets kids actively engaged in critical thinking, predicting outcomes, and observing. Additionally, this project […]

Upcycled bottle tissue paper craft for kids. Make a vase from an upcycled bottle.

Upcycled Bottle Vase Craft for Kids

Upcycled Tissue Paper Bottle Vase Craft Are you looking for an simple and inexpensive craft for your children to make? All you need to make this Upcycled Tissue Paper Bottle Vase are materials that you probably have around the house already. This creative upcycled craft is easy for even young children to make and can […]

DIY windchime from upcycled materials. Make a windchime for your garden or yard out of these recycled plactic tubes.

DIY Windchime from Upcycled Vitamin Bottles

DIY Upcycled Windchime from Vitamin Bottles This DIY Windchime post is a guest post by Maria, from Living Ideas. Maria lives in a remote area at Riau – Indonesia and has been blogging since 2007. I like to hear the voice of wind chimes on any occasion. The sound is so calming and helpsme to better […]

Make your own plantable seed paper from recycled grocery store ads! DIY seed paper for party favors, gifts or plant them in your own garden...

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads Does your mailbox fill up with newspaper ads from different grocery stores? Make them into plantable seed paper to give as gifts or plant in your own garden! Many grocery store ads are now compostable making them easy to break down with the seeds to grow pretty […]

10 Great Earth Day Activities for kids. Earth Day crafts for kids that will get them upcycling, recycling, and learning about the environment this earth month!

10 Great Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids Celebrate Earth month all April long with these fun Earth Day themed crafts and activities for kids. I’ve rounded up some of our favorites here on the Green Kid Crafts blog and also a few from other great websites. Pick just one or do all ten to celebrate […]

Easter scavenger hunt priontable and diy egg holder. Free printable scavenger hunt for kids.

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt and Upcycled Egg Carton Craft

Fun and Easy Upcycled Easter Egg Prize Holder Are you looking for a different way to host your Easter Egg Hunt this year?  If so you don’t want to miss this fun craft and free printable Easter Scavenger Hunt!  Make sure you save a few egg cartons as those are key to making this upcycled Easter […]

Decorate a diy easter egg basket made from an egg carton! Cute craft to upcycle old egg cartons for Easter.

Decorate a DIY Easter Basket made from Egg Cartons!

DIY Easter Basket Craft for Kids Easter is such a fun time for crafting with kids and making Easter egg baskets is always a favorite activity. This year we decided that instead of printing off a ‘traditional’ Easter basket template, we would make our own using old egg cartons. We always save our egg cartons, […]

Upcycled egg carton bird feeder craft for spring!

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft Keeping with our egg carton theme this week we’re upcycling egg cartons into bird feeders! Our heart shaped winter bird feeder made such a sweet treat for birds on those cold winter day and now we’re making a spring feeder to hang on the small branches of plants in […]

Upcycled egg carton craft for kids. Make a colorful diy decoration for a child's bedroom, diy egg carton mobile.

Egg Carton Craft Upcycled Hanging Decor

  Egg Carton Craft Ombre Hanging Decoration Spring holidays often leave us with more than a few egg cartons laying around and instead of tossing them we can upcycle them into something beautiful! This week on Green Kid Crafts we’re making crafts from egg cups for both indoor and outdoor decoration. Today’s craft is a […]

Easy origami heart made from the pages of a magazine. DIY oragami heart tutorial. This is a fun paper craft for anyone in the family!

Easy Origami Heart made from Old Magazines

Easy Origami Hearts made from Old Magazines Have you ever tried origami? The art of folding paper into different shapes is gaining in popularity though it’s not a new idea. I’ve been using this easy origami heart tutorial for years and is one of the most popular ways of folding a paper heart you’ll find […]

Snowflakes made out of recycled egg cartons! Winter craft for kids using egg cups.

Egg Carton Snowflake Craft for Kids

We’re always looking for great ways to upcyle used food containers into fun craft activities. Now that winter is on it’s way we’re ready for some snow themed crafts. Make this cute snowflake craft for kids as the air gets colder. It’s a great project to show kids from ages toddler and up how things […]

Make a gratitude book from recycled materials! Teach gratitude for kids with this simple diy craft for fall.

DIY Gratitude Book Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

  Making a Gratitude Book is a fun Thanksgiving craft idea that will be sure to teach kids about gratitude. Not only is it fun, but the possibilities for personalization and materials are endless! We made our look like a turkey complete with scrap paper feathers, but you could also decorate yours with leaves or other items. […]

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DIY Photo Album from a Recycled Cereal Box

How to make a Photo Album from a Recycled Cereal Box There are so many uses for recycled cereals boxes! This photo album made from a recycled cereal box is so fun for kids to make at home. Add photos from a recent vacation, winter break, or fun family weekend to create a one of […]

DIY caution cone made from a plastic bottle. Make your own traffic zones for bike riding and scooters!

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft Easy recycled bottle craft for indoor or outdoor play. Kids can use these cones when they’re outside riding their bicycles or scooters. Make an obstacle course, create a one way riding circle, or warn others of areas they can’t ride. This is a great recycled craft for anytime you’d like […]

Contact paper craft for kids. Make a colorful rainbow craft.

Sticky Rainbow Craft for Kids

  Sticky Contact Paper Rainbow Craft Create a colorful rainbow and exercise fine motor skills at the same time! Read on for instructions on making this sticky rainbow craft for kids. Supplies: Contact paper Cotton balls Scraps of colored paper Marker Tape Directions: Step 1: Take up a large square of contact paper, sticky side out. Use […]

DIY gift boxes made from cardboard boxes. Upcycle cardboard boxes into gift boxes.

Upcycled Cardboard Gift Boxes

Upcycled Cardboard Gift Boxes   What better way to show someone you love them then making them something by hand! We’ve upcycled our cardboard cereal and soda boxes into cute handmade gift boxes. Helping our little ones make gifts for others reinforces the idea of giving not just material objects, but giving time, effort, and […]

Cute craft using recycled egg cartons. Recycled egg carton bugs for kids.

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs for Kids I love this craft making egg carton bugs with recycled egg cartons! My 2 year old daughter had a blast painting the “bug” bodies! This is a great activity for ages toddler and older, and would make a fun addition to a Very Hungry Caterpillar preschool unit. There are so […]

DIY windsocks for kids to make as Fourth of July decorations! Red, white and blue kids activity.

Simple Patriotic Windsocks

Simple Patriotic Windsocks Kids will have so much fun making these colorful windsocks for the Fourth of July. This decoration looks wonderful in any window or on your front porch and is a fun, simple, Fourth of July craft. Supplies: Two empty cans Scissors Red and white streamers (or ribbon) Glue Star stickers Twine Blue construction paper Hammer […]