Kids in the Craft Room: Recycled Materials + Giveaway

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 things you can create from recycled materials. We’ve made tin can drums, chip bag book covers, paper tube lightsabers, and grocery ad color wheels. I actually love to use recyclable containers for toys at the beach. Some of the plastic cartons make for great sand castles!

My daughter has recently made a paper tube tower castle, yogurt container home for a lizard, and a cheese grater for her play kitchen. The possibilities are endless.

Here’s a few of our favorite recycled materials to craft with: 

What about you? What do you love to use to craft with from the recycle bin? What cool and cooky crafts are your kids coming up with?


This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #72 Becca. I’ll contact you for details.

And now to help out with some of your recycled crafting needs, I’ve got a fabulous giveaway for you. My good friend Amy of Mod Podge Rocks has just come out with a new book Mod Podge Rocks! and I was lucky enough to receive an early copy. It’s awesome. Who doesn’t love to decoupage? There are 40+ projects in this book all for embellishing and upcycling your crafts.

One winner will receive this fun prize pack with Amy’s new book, as well as some goodies from Plaid. Yippee! These supplies are perfect to add to your collection and for working with recycled materials. Add a little colored paper or fabric to your paper towel tube, paint over a coat of Mod Podge, and you’re good to go!!

Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win a copy of Mod Podge Rocks and a package of craft goodies, leave a comment on this post by Thursday June 7th @ midnight. I’ll announce the winners chosen from random on Friday morning June 8th. Good Luck!

**This giveaway is open to US residents only. 

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