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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY plastic recycling ideas & plastic bottle crafts!  Plastic bottle crafts for kids, plastic bottle crafts for adults, repurpose and upcycle water bottles / plastic containers and other plastic waste, plastic bottle cap crafts (plastic bottle cap decors, plastic bottle cap toys), creative recycling crafts for kids with plastic ( plastic bottle animals , bottle cap toys ), useful household items out of plastic trash, plastic bag crafts, crafts from plastic cups and a lot more!
DIY Water bottle flowers - recycling craft for kids (or mother's day craft)
Just in time for Mother’s day ! These water bottle flowers are so darn cute! We love simple crafts ,and we especially love ones that don’t involve going to the store for supplies. We bet you have most or all of the supplies for this one, right at home. Melissa’ll show you how to make these simple water bottle flowers for the upcoming Mother's day as a cute gift, or as a nice spring decor, or a fun Earth day craft for the classroom! . . .
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DIY strawberry tower from plastic flower pots - vertical garden (planting idea)
We simply can’t wait for all the strawberries to turn red to share this with you : an easy DIY strawberry tower with a built-in reservoir! Bonus: everyone can make this with recycled materials and grow strawberries in small spaces like a patio or balcony! Build your own strawberry tower from simple household items with Ananda's great step-by-step tutorial: . . .
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DIY Easter - spring look and find sensory bottle (I spy bottle)
Just when it seems like spring will never come, we realize that it’s right around the corner. To help celebrate this beautiful and amazing season, create a fun craft that Kim (730 Sage Street ) calls a "look and find spring sensory bottle" ( I spy bottle ). You can turn this I spy bottle easily into a game: use 15 completely different items in the bottle then create a list of the things and make it a game to find all of them. So fun! Visit 730 Sage Street and create one fun spring I spy bottle with the kids: . . .
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DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunny - easy craft for kids
We simply love Amanda's foam cup animals! They are so cute! Maybe you already saw her foam cup chick and foam cup sheep, so here’s the cute little bunnies you can make too! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears. We love easy,fun &frugal Easter crafts ! And if it is an adorable bunny craft for Easter, then even better! Today, Amanda will teach you how to make these adorable DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunnies. This Easter bunny decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! If you love Easter and are looking for more Easter crafts , Amanda has a whole collection for you! . . .
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DIY CD Scratching art - easy recycling craft for kids
We bet that you have a stack of old CDs lying around. Convert your old unused CDs into gorgeous artwork that can be put up on the walls.We love this idea because it's super easy to do, just few simple steps.What a brilliant way to up-cycle / recycle your old unwanted CDs and DVDs ! Of course you can decorate anything with these beautiful scratched artworks. This CD recycling craft is suitable for kids ( with a little help ) . For pattern ideas click >> here << . . .
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DIY Fairy house light (or bird feeder) from plastic bottles - recycling
How much do your kids really know about recycling ? This time Amanda shows you how to make these cute fairy house night lights from simple plastic water bottles! We love to teach recycling through recycle crafts ! There are plenty of ways to encourage recycling ,like turning what would otherwise be garbage into fun craft projects! These cute fairy house night lights used to be empty plastic water bottles . . . .
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be. . . .
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DIY Himmeli drinking straw stars - easy party decor
If you have LOTS of plastic drinking straws ,this is the perfect Christmas craft for you! This fun drinking straw dimensional star ornament can be a great Christmas decor, 4th of July decor or birthday party decor both indoors and outdoors so, if you planning to decorate your trees outside this is also a fun way to do it! This drinking straw star ornament is so easy to make ,even the smallest crafty hands can create some. Read this step-by-step tutorial by Natalie and create your own drinking straw star ornaments ! . . .
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Plastic spoon angel - easy Christmas craft for kids
It's time time to make a beloved icon of Christmas . And it's none other than the beautiful angel . Angels are believed to be messengers of God. The lore is that an angel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Christ and proclaimed him the savior of all people. Here is our adorable spoon angel ornament to adorn Christmas tree ! These little plastic spoon angels are super sweet and simple to make - this is a perfect afternoon Christmas craft for the kids. . . .
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DIY Giant Christmas ornaments - Christmas decoration
Bring in the Holidays with these giant Christmas ornaments for your Home! We love other Christmas decorations such as lights, but they only look exciting at night. So if you want to do something really colorful this year that would put great during the daytime create these gorgeous giant Christmas ornaments by One Good Thing By Jillee! This Christmas decor project is also quick, easy, and affordable. . . .
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day!  In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue.  You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well (but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen ) . . .
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DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern (Santa,penguin & snowman)
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows  you how she made this GORGEOUS Christmas decor e with using three plastic soda bottles, tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable Christmas decor is very fun to make and you can use it a a lovely tea candle holder both indoor and outdoor!  If you love upcycling, playing with clay and creating lovely and Santa crafts you will love this! The finished DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern couldn’t be more adorable! . . .
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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries by Kids Craft Room, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for fall / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too!  How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must. . . .
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Fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft for kids from plastic lids
Start saving up those plastic lids from containers like sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese and turn them into a beautiful yarn craft for the fall season. This plastic lid pumpkin sewing craft is a perfect way for kids to practice beginning sewing skills this fall and it makes a festive decoration to display all season long. This fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft  is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft.  Whip up a few fun fall pumpkin yarn art piece to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little pumpkins! . . .
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well! . . .
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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now! . . .
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DIY Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!! . . .
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Soda straw weaving - an easy weaving technique for kids
Kids love making and wearing colorful jewelries, especially if it's handmade! This year make at the summer camp this classic kids craft : the soda straw weaving to make bracelets!  It will be a huge hit! Making bracelets with soda straw weaving is super fun as a camp craft. These gorgeous straw woven bracelet also make good craft for summer or a rainy day.  You could use straw weaving to make yarn bracelets.  You could also make a belt or headband following the same directions. Straw weaving is so easy even the smaller crafty hands can create some unique handmade jewelries /accessories with it! . . .
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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DIY Easy and inexpensive fidget spinner - recycling craft
In today's video craft tutorial  Megan Weller will shows you how to made this DIY Fidget Spinner using a few simple household materials that we're sure most of you guys will have at home! For some people, fidget spinner toys can provide a sense of comfort and peace in stressful situations. ( the  fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy.)  This super inexpensive homemade spinner toy may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. Create a fun DIY fidget spinner from simple plastic bottle cups, but beware: this toy is very addictive for kids and adults as well! . . .
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute (kawaii) DIY craft project? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material (such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful (kids) room decor in minutes!  In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box, a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes, and unicorn decor from a simple tin can, and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us! . . .
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DIY braided basket out of plastic bags - creative recycling
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding to create this useful basket completely out of plastic trash! Well, this braided plastic bag basket is not the quickest recycling craft project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it! This useful braided basket is a perfect way to recycle some plastic bags and create an useful & gorgeous home decor at the same time! This basket can be a perfect addition to your bathroom as a laundry basket or as an organizer! Save the Earth and turn some plastic trash into a woven basket with this nice recycling craft project ! Don't have extra plastic bags laying around? You can use . . .
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Plastic spoon bunny,chick,ladybug & wreath - Easter crafts
Look at these super adorable spring decors! They was made with ordinary plastic spoons!  This time Krokotak's and this step-by-step craft tutorial will teach you how to make these adorable spring decors : the rabbit, chick, ladybug and  Easter egg wreath out of unused plastic spoons! These adorable spring/Easter decors are perfect crafts for kids of all ages, because it so easy to make and uses simple household materials! You can use the plastic spoon rabbit, chick, ladybug and Easter egg wreath to decorate your home at spring/Easter or the kids can use them as adorable plastic spoon puppets! . . .
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just  brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things (toys,sewing accessories,legos,stationary etc). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make, and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and  plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs (such as a large lego collection) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items (pins,crayon chunks etc) . . .
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Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk (toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs), and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one! . . .
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily! . . .
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DIY personalised keychains from plastic food cotainers
We love simple upcycling/recycling ideas especially when it comes to plastic ! Watch this nice video step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make cute personalised keychains from siple (clear)plastic takeaway boxes! The only important thing is: ONLY plastic boxes with mark 6 will work with this oven shrinking method!) Instead of clear resin you can use simple clear nail polish to finish your work (or a glittery one for a more unique look). You can use any cartoon characters to create these cute keychains / charms and give them as nice gifts/accesories for any occasion! . . .
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it? . . .
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How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles!  If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles, crayons (for coloring) and and empty plastic soda bottle (with matching design). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can  be perfect gifts for almost every occasion! . . .
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Bell and winter wonderland diorama from plastic bottles
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling? Try this brilliant craft idea, the plastic bottle Christmas bells and the winter wonderland plastic bottle scene (diorama)! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be more better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can be also a nice group craft project in the school! . . .
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Christmas bells from paper (or plastic) cups
Make a Christmas bell out of a paper cup (or empty plastic pudding cups)! Isn't it lovely? As an extra benefit you can upcycle some plastic junk with this brilliant and easy Christmas (kids) craft idea which is also nice!  Decorate your home for the holidays with this lovely bell or use it as a working musical instrument for performances and class activities. You can adapt this Christmas decor idea and make bells with other materials such as : plastic bottle tops, terracotta (or plastic) pots, empty cups and small containers.. The possibilites are endless! . . .
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