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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!
Plastic spoon bat - fun Halloween craft for kids
Halloween is around the corner, so its time for some fun bat crafts ! Spooky is fine, but who said bats can't also be cute? By following along The Joy Of Sharing's step-by-step tutorial, kids can learn how to make an adorable plastic spoon bat at school or home. Kids of all ages will love this easy and fun bat craft! You can use the finished plastic spoon bats to decorate your home or the classroom at Halloween. Get the step-by-step tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting: . . .
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DIY Golden sunburst wall art from drinking straws (upcycling craft)
Do you believe me if i say that this gorgeous piece of decor was made from simple plastic straws ? Unbelievable isn't it? Be it an empty entryway wall or a bedroom that could use a bit of emboldening, this eye-catching DIY sunburst wall art by Elyssa's Cubby provides a chic, eclectic element to any room and is sure to spruce up your space. This sunburst wall art is such perfect to use those old drinking straws you've collected from your favorite fast-food restaurants over the years OR you can use any environment friendly materials to create this gorgeous piece of art: such as: paper strips ( search for paper weaving! ) , tree branches and twigs, wood sticks - the possibilities are endless! . . .
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Easy DIY plastic pumpkin lamp - fall home decor
The lighting in your home doesn't have to be boring, even if you haven't got tons of money to invest in fall decor. For example, you could beautify your home with this easy DIY Plastic pumpkin lamp by Dream A Little Bigger! The light of this gorgeous pumpkin lamp probably isn’t enough to read by, but it is definitely an awesome little lamp that is stronger than a typical nightlight. ( Plus it's a fabulous mood lighting ! ) This plastic pumpkin lamp is sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your fall decor, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers. . . .
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin! . . .
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DIY Breathable cotton summer sandals with flip-flop soles (free crochet pattern)
This beautiful, lacy, breathable cotton crochet sandals with little scallop edging by Sewrella is one of our favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals with flip flop soles ! Cheap flip flops and one ball of yarn is all you need for this free pattern. So grab some yarn, follow Sewrella's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory! . . .
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DIY Self propelled boat - fun summer toy for kids
Toy boats are fun to make! Add to this a little experiment to study the mechanics of movement , and you've got this - a DIY Self-propelled boat ! This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely little, self-propelled boat out of household trash: margarine boxes, yogurt cups, and popsicle sticks! This self-propelled boat is super fun to make and oh-so-fun to play with! . . .
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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look! . . .
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Easy DIY cup and ball game - plastic cup craft for kids
We LOVE simple DIY toys, so it's time for a super simple cup and ball game craft ! DIY Toys encourage creative thinking. Not only do you end up with something fun to play with at the end of the process, but you learn about design and problem solving as you make them! These cup and ball toys by One Little Project are so easy to make and fun for kids to play with. . . .
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How to paint a tree with bubble wrap  (step-by-step painting tutorial)
This time Jay is showing you how to paint a gorgeous tree in bloom with a swinging boy simply with a bubble wrap. This gorgeous tree is really cool bubble wrap painting project for all ages and ( if you leave out the small painted details even a toddler can do completely on his own ) ! Bubble wrap is so much fun to explore! Feeling the various textures of the puffy bubble pouches and hearing the noise of popping them. Bubble wrap is great for creating interesting patterns and shapes with paint. Paint a beautiful tree in any color you want and use your artwork as handmade home decor : . . .
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Easy DIY plastic spoon tulip - spring craft for kids
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils! Just look at this gorgeous plastic spoon flower bouquet! Isn't it beautiful? This little plastic spoon crocus / tulips flower craft by DIY Gifts and Crafts Ideas would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely Teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect spring decor ! Watch the video tutorial and learn the how-tos: . . .
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste ! . . .
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DIY Stained glass Easter eggs ( Easter egg suncatcher craft for kids )
When the sunlight starts making its way into your home, use this opportunity to add some suncatchers to your interior: make gorgeous stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with the kids by following along Adventure In a Box' step-by-step suncatcher making tutorial ! This fun Easter craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. Suncatchers are simple for children to make and look beautiful too! . . .
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DIY Plastic Easter egg wreath - quick Easter decor
Decorating for Easter is not nearly as difficult as many believe. For example, this DIY Plastic Easter egg wreath by Crazy Little Projects is pretty and super easy to make. Make your front door look festive for spring with this colorful and creative plastic egg wreath. You won't have to worry about using silk flowers, and this design is simple enough for children to make! Best of all, making your own Easter egg wreath gives you complete control over the final look. ( Instead of plastic Easter eggs you could use Styrofoam eggs or real blown-out eggs ! ) . . .
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DIY Valentine's day button heart card
Are you on the hunt for Valentine's day decor ideas? Create a pretty artwork with a bunch of red buttons ! Button crafts are perfect for kids and adults as well! In this step-by-step tutorial The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to use buttons and beads to create this beautiful and simple heart button art. You can inject your personality easily to this artwork with different sizes and styles ( for example you can use painted backgrounds, fabric, wallpaper or even burlap as a background instead of paper. You can also make your button art to suit other holiday themes. ) . . .
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial: . . .
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DIY Fill the snowman game - fun fine motor game for toddlers
Create a snowman fine motor game for toddlers ! This fun little fill the snowman game ( by I Can Teach My Child ) is something your toddler can use over and over again all winter long! This simple winter game is great for fine motor control ( fitting an object through a hole ) and you can also add one-to-one correspondence practice by counting every ball that your child puts in the snowman. Head to icanteachmychild.com and learn how to make this fun little snowman game for your little ones: . . .
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DIY Jumping paper cup elf - fun Christmas craft for kids
This jumping paper cup elf puppet craft by Kids Craft Room is so much fun to make and play with! By following along Kids Craft Room's easy to follow tutorial, kids will be able to make these easy and fun jumping elf puppets that leap up and down when you pull the string! Such a cute interactive Christmas craft ! Hang your finished paper cup elf puppets on a hook or door handle and when you pull the strings out to the side it will jump up along the strings and when you bring your hands together again it will jump back down! So fun! . . .
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DIY Rocking Santa Christmas decor - recycling craft ( paper clay tutorial )
Transform an old ball , a plastic bottle , some tin foil and a bunch of newspaper ( or cardboard box ) into a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Christmas decoration with Creative Mom' step-by-step paper clay sculpting tutorial! Homemade ( or store bought ) paper clay can be molded and manipulated to make just about anything! There's plenty of time to make this jolly little Santa either for your own home or a craft show. We've always loved the delicate rich look of paper clay sculptures and this rocking Santa is truly unique! ( It simply ROCKS! ) . . .
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly. . . .
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Plastic cup crow - easy & fun fall craft for kids
As the temperatures drop and leaves on the treas start changing their colors it's time to share some fall crafts for kids to make! There are plenty of scarecrow crafts for fall, but let’s not forget the crows ! This adorable little plastic cup crow by Crafts by Amanda is a fun fall craft for kids. This plastic cup crow is a great project for a fall or harvest party, for a craft station at your school’s fall carnival or just for a fun afternoon craft for kids. . . .
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless! . . .
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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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