Transform something old into something new and super fun for your kids with these 10 unique and imaginative recycled craft projects. Take old CD’s and make them into the cutest ladybugs, build a car for your little dude or make a set of musical drums from old tin cans. These are just some creative examples of what you can do with some readily available, recyclable materials in your home!
Cardboard Car (via Childhood 101) With nothing more than a few cardboard boxes, you can make your little guy his very own roadster perfect for watching drive-in movies at home.
Sea Egg Carton Creatures (via Fantastic Fun and Learning) These sea creatures are a fun way to teach kids about the ocean and require no maintenance whatsoever.
Tin Can Drums (via Make and Takes) My kids love drumming on anything and this idea is an easy way to make them their very first set of musical drums.
Bug House (via Sparkle Power) Do you have a little entomologist at home who loves inpsecting crawly insects? This recycled oatmeal bug house is the perfect accessory!
Recycled Mobile (via Plum Pudding) This brightly colored mobile is super open-ended – gather up various recycled bits and pieces and make it your own.
Recycled CD Ladybugs (via Crafts by Amanda) These adorable ladies are so sweet – you’ll never guess they have a CD backing for a body.
Duct Tape Recycled Rings (via Living Locurto) I don’t think duct tape and cardboard ever looked so fashionable and chic. The fabric rose center is a pretty finishing touch.
Grasshead Ladies (via Meet the Dubiens) Combine a gardening project with a recycled craft with these fun grasshead yogurt containers. Kids will be tickled watching them grow their “hair.”
Shoebox Carnival (via Creative Jewish Mom) An inventive game for any party of just for fun, turn an old shoebox into a classic toss game.
Paper Tube Airplaine (via Pink Stripey Socks) Finally, a good use for all those toilet paper tubes at home – these cardboard airplaines not only make cute toys, they’re fun for kids to decorate too.
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