Over 100 Fantastic Upcycled Kids Crafts

What greater way to teach your kids how to recycle than by making Upcycled Kids Crafts! Making these fun upcycled kids crafts will not only have them excited about recycling, but will get their creative minds working!

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One of the best crafts to make is upcycled kids crafts, they are practically free, help the planet and take some serious creative thinking! Most of the materials used in the crafts below can be found around the house. Great for a rainy day, boredom buster or just for fun.

Let's begin!

Fantastic Upcycled Kids Crafts

Minions Coin Bank by Aprons and Stilletos -  Such a great way to upcycle those juice containers ,  is he not the cutest thing ever??


Upcycled Comic Book Can by Organized 31 -  such a fun and creative way to use comic book pages and upcycle!


Water Bottle Piggy Bank by SheKnows-  save money and the landfills by reusing water bottles in amazing projects like this!  Teaching kids two valuable lessons in one.


Candy Wrapper Pencil Cube by Crafts n Coffee- why go out and buy a pencil organizer when you can make one?


Mini Drums Inspired by Drum Dream Girl by Sunny Day Family -  you won't believe how easy and adorable these little drums are.  I bet you have all the supplies needed right at home already!

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Personalized Pencil and Art Supply Cup by Our Family World - Kids will be back to school soon, help them celebrate by making this cute, useful craft!


Recreating The Summer Games at Home by Making Time For Mommy -  Your kids will feel like an Olympic winner with these cute torches and medals made from recycled materials!


K Cup Tissue Paper Flower by Reuse Grow Enjoy- K cups are a great upcycle material, there are tons of them ready to use.  Try this adorable paper flower!


Singing Straws by Krokotak-  teaching kids music and upcycling...  the best.  These easy singing straws sound beautiful!


Paper Plate Turtle by How To This And That-  use one half for the turtle and another half for our paper plate flamingo!


Newspaper T Shirt by Jinxy Kids -  Wear it or use it to protect kids clothing from paint and other activities when crafting!


DIY Dominoes by Organized 31 -  A genius idea for upcycling game blocks! Don't sell that unused game for $1 in the yard sale, make these instead.


Recycled Candy Wrapper Picture Frame by Crafts n Coffee-  this would make such a great gift!


Recycled CD Clock by Aprons and Stilletos-  I know you have old CDs laying around! This is such a great idea.


Tin Can Stilts by Jugglin Act Mama-  These easy tin can stilts will provide lots of fun for the kiddos!


15 Minute No Sew Tote Bag by Happy Deal Happy Day-  this is genius.  Total cost, under $4! Try buying a bag like this for that price.

Recycled Pouch Beads by The Inspired Home-   Kids love beading and it is great for their hand eye coordination!

DIY Milk Jug Birdfeeder by Six Dollar Family- a great project that uses materials you probably already have laying around!


Pretend Potions  by Organized 31 - let the kids play magician for a day with these recycled items turned potions.

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Kid's Kitchen from a Nightstand  by Coffee With Us 3 - we have all seen those old, used pieces of furniture at the flea markets or yard sales. Give them new life like this!


Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags Snowman Picture by Crafts n Coffee- stop stuffing plastic bags into another bag and storing them,  make this adorable snowman!

More Kids Project Ideas


Clay Tile Mosaic by First Palette

Recycled Pouch Beads by The Inspired Home-   Kids love beading and it is great for their hand eye coordination!

Animal Jars by House To Home UK -  this would be a fantastic way to organize craft supplies, beads and more. Love the idea!

20 Upcycle Tips & Tricks by How To This And That

Chick Fil A Upcycle by Atlanta's Frugal Mom-  put those plastic containers to good use!

Over 34 Recycled Kids Crafts by Hands On As We Grow

25 Upcycled Projects for Kids by Fun A Day

18 Awesome Practically Free Upcycled Craft Projects by Wisebread

We hope you enjoyed these upcycled kids crafts!

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19 thoughts on “Over 100 Fantastic Upcycled Kids Crafts”

  1. I really love that minion craft to do with the bottle! My kids would love to do that.

  2. I love upcycling old materials into new things! Those dino canisters are super cute for my kids.

  3. These are all great ideas. Who knew we were upcycling when we did this when we were kids.

  4. My kids love to do crafts. I love finding upcycled crafts to do. The Minion bank is adorable.

  5. Upcycled kids crafts are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. I will have to try the can stilts next time. The kids will love it.

  6. I love the potions idea! We keep every container and do a lot of up-cycle crafts and stuff, but I've never seen that idea before! We just made an Amazon box spaceship and used all the lids from bottles as control panel buttons but I'm going to squirrel away some small bottles and containers to do the potions in the fall. My magic loving daughter will LOVE it.

  7. Great ideas! Love the minion and tin shoes idea! My youngest daughter would love to make these! Thanks

  8. I love that candy wrapper pencil holder. I usually have some candy wrappers somewhere around the house, so I think I might try to make this one myself.

  9. These are great ideas to upcycle for crafts, I love the idea of making some of these soon! The minions are popular for sure 🙂

  10. I can make a whole minion army with all of the juice bottles I've got sitting in the garage waiting for recycle!

  11. Oh my goodness, these are awesome. I have been struggling to keep the kids busy this week and these are great. I love the minions ones... totally cute!

  12. I recently started doing more crafts and such with my 2 toddlers! Thsee are some great and easy ideas!! Thanks for t he added fun

  13. Rainy day boredom no more! This is going to keep kids everywhere happy and content for the summer!

  14. I love upcycled crafts. These look like really cute ways to get the kids together and to get them thinking about ways to turn something old into something new.

  15. Oooooooo....... Thank you so much!! You just filled my 'Summertime Fun with the Grandkids' calendar up to the brim!

  16. These are some really cute kid crafts! I think my daughter will really like making the no sew tote bag!

  17. So many cute ideas, especially for kids who are "so bored" this summer! Thank you for including CraftsnCoffee.com.

  18. These are some awesome ideas! I have a lot of stuff that I need to up cycle. Be a lot better to do that than to throw it out if it has use someplace else.


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