Our favorite craft supply source in our home is by far the recycling bin! Not only does it save us money from buying materials, but it gives our recyclables a second life! Check out some of my favorite projects you can find online:
We have tons of bottle caps we’ve been saving for a rainy day–now I have something to do with them!
I very rarely buy gift-wrapping supplies (I have a stash of tissue paper and gift bags to reuse), this is a great artsy alternative.
What little pirate wouldn’t love his own treasure chest?
A great birthday party or fiesta hat idea.
I fell in love with the egg carton furniture when I saw this in the latest issue of Family Fun–you can find a full tutorial for both the furniture and the house on their website.
A cute little bunny project just in time for Easter.
Can’t leave the boys out–and I love the idea of painting each side a different color!
lilla a hosts awesome kids craft exhibits, her current one is the Shoe Box City. Take a photo of your children’s creations and send them in by April 29 for the opening on May 4.
This would make a great Mother’s Day gift. I have a bag of old crayon wrappers I want to use for this one.
Want to give your playdough color without the food dye? Check out this simple tutorial!
This is such a clever idea–I wonder how long it will keep my boys occupied on our next road trip?
I don’t know about yours, but my kids love fruit labels–to the point that they almost don’t want a piece of fruit if it doesn’t have one. This is a cool way to put those little stickers (that end up everywhere) to good use.
As you can see, I definitely have some favorite crafty bloggers out there (lilla a and Creative Jewish Mom), but who can beat simple and outstanding design? I hope you enjoy these green crafts with your own kids and are inspired to create your own! What are your favorite green kids crafts?
Stay-tuned for my 12 Green Grown-Up Crafts round-up later today!