Recycled Crafts {Discover & Explore}

We like reusing and repurposing as many items as we can, and I love to see my kids coming up with creative new uses for discarded objects. This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is recycled crafts. I can’t wait to see what creative ideas everyone has to share.

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Recycled Crafts

Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning we’ve shared a couple of fun recycled crafts.

This egg carton sea life set was a wonderful summer project that we enjoyed making and playing with together.

Egg Carton Coral Reef Craft

This cute little crab was my favorite!

Recycled Crafts-Crab

More Egg Carton Crafts: We’ve also made egg carton batsegg carton bells for music play and egg carton Christmas trees for some festive holiday fun.

A recycled coffee creamer containers makes a great penguin for playing games and pretend play.

Upcycled Adelie Penguin Craft for Kids Activities

Old jars can easily be made into beautiful luminaries to decorate for holidays or any time of year. We made these sparkly jar candles to decorate for the Fourth of July.

4th of July Craft for Kids

And we made these jar candles to decorate for Halloween.

Halloween Jar Candles

Turn an old apple sauce container into a boat and experiment with making it sail. Ours was the Mayflower, but your child could have fun designing a boat of his or her choice.

Mayflower Craft and Science Experiment

Previous Discover & Explore Featured Posts

Last year I also featured some fabulous recycled crafts from the Discover & Explore Earth Day linky.

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Now it’s your turn. We’d love for you to share how you

Discover & Explore: Recycled Crafts

Please read the following guidelines for sharing:

  • Share family-friendly posts related to the weekly topic.
  • By linking up, you are giving me permission to share your post including one photo in our weekly feature post and on social media channels.
  • Visit 2-3 other posts that have linked up, find some new ideas & meet new friends!

The linky will remain open for one week. On Wednesday mornings all co-hosts will feature activities in a separate post and share featured posts on the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

Discover & Explore Weekly Themed Linky

Don’t forget to visit the other co-hosts to see what they are sharing for this week’s theme.

Edventures with Kids ** Buggy and Buddy

Upcoming Discover & Explore Themes Features and the linky will now both run on Wednesdays. The feature posts will be shared in the morning, and the new linky for the week will go live on Wednesday evenings. We look forward to having you join us to Discover & Explore the following themes during the first half of 2014! Discover and Explore Themes 2014-3 hosts This post has been shared at some of these fantastic link parties.

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  1. Love the blue crab made with egg carton! Precious!
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