15 Creative DIY Recycled Crafts For Kids And Adults

You may have done a complete cleaning or decluttering of your home, resulting in a large amount of rubbish to dispose of. However, before you fill your trash cans, examine if the “junk” you’re going to toss away can still be recycled, so you may produce less garbage for the environment! Some of the “junk” that you can recycle are pieces of cloths, cans and jars, and even cardboard boxes!

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of 15 simple and creative DIY recycled crafts for kids and adults to do! 

15. Durable Tote Bag from Upcycled Containers

This durable tote bag creation is a result of my reaching back into my childhood memories.  My mother’s friend made a similar, although less colorful, version of this hard bottomed tote for me as a child.   I hope you like it!

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14. Eco-friendly Easter Bunnies from Repurposed Oui by Yoplait Yogurt Jars

I wanted to create adorable little baubles to leave on the doorsteps of our loved ones this year, since all our friends are still social distancing, without trashing the planet.

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13. Recycled Bottle Bee Craft

Take one bottle, some bubble wrap, pipe cleaners, and paint and you can create your own recycled bottle bee craft! Bees can be made in various sizes all using this method. This craft is great for kids of all ages.

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12. How To Make A Toilet Paper Roll Mandala

In this post, you will learn how to make a gorgeous and cheap toilet paper roll mandala wall art.

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11. Easy Egg Carton Craft for Christmas

In this post, I will show you how to make a cute mini gnome from egg trays. You can decorate your home for Christmas with this easy and cheap egg carton craft idea.

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10. How to Make a Shopping Bag from a T-Shirt

You can still get a paper bag of course, but be prepared to pay $0.05 for each paper bag you need.

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9. How to Use Old Jeans to Make a Cute Valentine Garland

Declutter for the new year by finding a fresh use for old jeans and decorate for Valentine’s Day at the same time with this clever heart garland!

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8. DIY Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots

Fun, easy, and enjoyed by both kiddos and adults, these Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots reuse old paper towel rolls and teach kids about plant growth and gardening. An easy indoor activity for cold, wet weather.

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7. DIY Soap Dispenser With Repurposed Liquor Bottle

Have you ever tried to think of a way to re-use your old liquor bottles? I made this DIY Soap Dispenser with a repurposed liquor bottle in no time at all!

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6. DIY Headband From An Old T-Shirt

Simple, stylish, and sustainable. This adorable DIY headband has it all! Grab an old t-shirt and get to upcycling with this easy-as-pie DIY fashion craft.

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5. DIY Cabinet Organizer for Kitchen

Upcycle cereal boxes to make this DIY cabinet organizer. Perfect to increase storage in your kitchen, under the sink.

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4. DIY T-Shirt Romper + FREE PATTERN

Upcycle an adult t-shirt into a baby DIY t-shirt romper with this free sewing pattern in size 6 mos. It’s a great way to save money and save time!

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3. Recycled Candy Wrapper Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Don’t you love going to the stores this time of year and seeing the aisles bristling with school supplies? I do. I love new pencils, cheap pens and all the accessories to go with them. This year instead of just buying everything new, take a minute and make a recycled candy wrapper pencil pouch.

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2. Make Recycled Succulent Planters

If you need a way to add some green to the inside of your home, succulents are a great way to do it! Make these adorable planters out of recycled cans, burlap and lace and in just a few minutes you’ll be ready with your own console table-worthy creation!

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1. Egg Carton Rainbow Craft For Kids

This fun and colorful rainbow craft cloud makes cool art to display or share. Made from a recycled egg carton, it’s a perfect spring craft to make together with your kids.

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