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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Green DIY

If you haven't already seen the buzz on social media, today is #AmericaRecyclesDay, the perfect day to find creative ways to repurpose recyclable household garbage and turn trash into treasure!

Here are some crafts you can make with the kids, using items you probably already have lying around the house. (Click the images for instructions.)

Cute Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders

http://cutediyprojects.com/diy/how-to-make-a-cute-bird-feeder-from-a-plastic-bottle/http://www.herecomesthesunblog.net/soda-bottle-bird-feeder/


Emoji Magic 8 Ball

http://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/how-to-make-an-emoji-magic-8-ball/

Mini Foosball Table

http://www.handimania.com/diy/mini-foosball-table-kids.html


No-Sew Tote Bags

http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/09/how-to-make-tote-bag-from-t-shirt-no-sewing.html?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Latest+from+Scattered+Thoughts+of+a+Crafty+Mom&utm_campaign=20150904_m127234159_Untitled+Promotion+3&utm_term=Keep+Reading___


Soda/Pop Tab Bracelets

http://www.destinationdecoration.com/upcycled-pop-tab-bracelets/

Tin Can Planters

http://blog.darice.com/kids-crafts/recycled-crafts-can-planters/
 

World Musical Instruments Made from Recyclables 

https://makingmulticulturalmusic.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/14-world-music-instruments-that-can-be-made-from-recycled-materials/

Do you have favorites that aren't listed here? Share your recycled material-craft ideas in the comments!

Also, be sure to check our catalog for a wide range of books, videos, and other resources on recycling and related topics. 

Most of all, though, have fun!

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