recycled crafts

I’m all about the simple and easy when it comes to crafting with kids. That’s one reason washi tape is one of my new favorite kid crafting supplies. It’s easy to use and there’s no mess, just what a busy parent wants! So it was great to craft with washi tape when making these back […]

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Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

by Amy on August 11, 2014

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some duct tape, your kids can make personalized project portfolios to store all their school goodies […]

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This DIY reversible cardboard necklace is seriously one of the cutest kid’s crafts I’ve ever seen. I just love how simple and stylish it is! You can make the necklaces long or short and paint them however you like! Get the instructions over at Julep and have fun making these with your kiddos! Here are […]

Chugga, chugga, choo choo! Get on the recycled craft train for today’s earth-friendly project. We have paper tubes and washi tape to create our cooky crafty choo choo trains. All Aboard! How about an Earth Day Blog Hop to boot? We all love recycled crafts don’t we? Well, I’m getting crafty with 5 other fantastic […]

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena, we’ve gathered 22 ways to celebrate and recycle for Earth Day! *Make sure to get the […]

We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate Earth Day! Paper Tube Crafts: 1. Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owl - Wrap up this darling little […]

Recycled Cereal Box Jet Packs

by Rachel on February 13, 2014

Get your kid’s imagination soaring with these awesome recycled cereal box jet packs from Small Fry! It’s a fast and easy project that will have your kid’s playing for hours! This craft is super fun, simple, and makes for the perfect play time activity! Here are more fun play time projects: Mini Lightsabers Nature Playtime […]

I am kind of in love with this desk caddy made out of recycled cardboard tubes! I found this project, made by Amanda of Crafts By Amanda, on the M&T Spotlight page and I cannot wait to make it! There are so many possibilities with colors and sizes to make it fit your own style. Would be […]

Today’s project will have you doing a robot dance over how easy it is! Just like all the hats I make, I start with a band of cereal box cardboard sometimes painted (or in this case covered) and then I punch holes in the side so you can tie the band together around your head, […]

I’m so happy to share today’s post with you! I’ve teamed up with a few A+ bloggers and Consumer Crafts, an M&T sponsor, to bring you a fabulous Earth Day DIY Celebration! With Earth Day coming up in just a couple weeks, April 22nd, we’re here to help you get your crafty DIY on as […]

We’re back with another video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. My daughter is sharing her idea for a Yarn Paper Tube Owl. It’s a perfect activity for a children’s craft room, helping to celebrate spring! Supplies for Yarn Paper Tube Owl: paper tube yarn – any color glue dots or tape crayons […]

Don’t throw away those old sweaters just yet! Why not turn them into something cool like this crayon can cozy from Homework that I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight? All of our crayons are currently hanging out in a plastic bag, I need to remedy that stat! More great recycled projects: Jelly Jar votives […]

How cool is this project from Morena of Morena’s Corner? I can’t get over it, I want to make these now! Found over at the M&T Spotlight, this project is on our weekend to-do list. I love that these are made with recycled books. There are some board books that my kids don’t read, so […]

This past Saturday we hosted a celebration for Caine’s Arcade and his cardboard challenge here in Seattle. It was cardboard mania!! Kids from all over Seattle joined in the fun as we crafted and played. A little cardboard bowling pictured below, thanks to Jordan! Someone from the local West Seattle Blog even came and took some pictures. Here’s […]

It’s almost been one year since the boy Caine was showcased for his amazing cardboard arcade. Since then, children all over the world have embraced the love of cardboard and creating! Watch this video to see all that has come from his imagination: One year later, they are inviting everyone to get together and play […]

With Halloween creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about fun and easy crafts you can do with your kids. You’ll love this craft because of its simplicity, and gosh, they are just too cute too! These would make fun napkin holders for a Halloween party, or just display them on a shelf. […]

Paper Tube Apple Stamps for Fall

by Marie on September 14, 2012

You know us and paper tubes, they are one of my favorite recycled craft supplies. We’ve stamped with them before and our snowman prints and heart shapes. Today we’re making a few fun apple stamps for fall. And I bet you can guess what’s in store for next month ;) This was such a fun […]

I Spy Egg Carton Glasses

by Marie on September 4, 2012

How fun are these egg carton glasses from Amanda over at Crafts by Amanda? I spotted them over at the M&T Spotlight and couldn’t resist sharing them here. I love the crazy colors and patterns. These are definitely the perfect specs for some serious I Spying! Check out these great tutorials on more I SPY:  […]

Here is another installment of Kids in the Craft Room, my kid crafty video series. We created these fun duct tape bracelets a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it would be fun to show you the how-to video as well. My darling daughter loves to craft and is having a blast being on […]

We love to craft with recycled materials. They are some of our favorite supplies. And they are cheap, pretty much anything we are done with using from a box, can, or paper tube! That’s what we are talking about in today’s video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. There are so many fun […]

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