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Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

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If you’re searching for recycled plastic bottle ideas for kids, you’re in right place! Keep your learning spirit alive with our curated list of recycled plastic bottle ideas for kids, recycled bottle piggy crafts for kids, and amazing Giraffe crafts made from household items.

Though we know plastic is not good for our environment we couldn’t avoid using that. Recycling is a good idea to protect nature but it’s not happening in all countries and at all levels. Many awareness programs are being conducted but it’s all in the word levels not in action. So start teaching your kids to recycle on their own simply and creatively. Are you thinking about how? Here we have some simple solutions to that! Let’s make our next generation a more caring and protective way towards nature. Let’s teach them the importance of nature and other creatures on this earth. This is the right age to teach good habits.

Recycled Plastic Bottle Animal Crafts

Recycled Plastic Bottle Animal Crafts

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Plastic Bottle Horse Craft For Kids

Plastic Bottle Horse Craft For Kids Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Blog Tia Ale

Materials needed

  • Water bottle
  • Scissor
  • Yarn
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Stick
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction Papers

Procedure

This craft can be done by kids of age 5. Take the waste water bottle and cut it. We want the bottom part of the bottle to do this craft. Paste eyes and mouth on that. Keep that aside and let’s make head and body parts. Cut the cardboard as shown in the image and paint it in double shades of brown (you can use any colour). Take the yarn of the same colour as the earpiece and cut it to the required length. Group it and tie it at the centre. Use that as a hair and glue all the separate parts. Finally, tie all those in an aligned manner in the stick. That’s it! Now allow your child to have fun with that.

Recycled Plastic Bottle Insects Craft

Recycled Plastic Bottle Insects Craft

Image Source/Tutorial: Crafts For All Seasons

Materials Needed

  • Water Bottle
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Construction Paper
  • Pipe Cleaners (green And Golden Colours)
  • Glow Stick
  • Pony Beads

Procedure

This is so simple DIY so preschoolers can make this craft. Take a bottle and clean it thoroughly. You can take any colour of the bottle and if the bottle is white then paint it with any colours you want to make the bug craft looks real. Remove the stickers from the bottle and let’s start making body parts of the bug. With the help of pipe cleaner, we are gonna make legs and antenna. Take the green pipe cleaner and wrap around the bottle and twist it to secure. Bend the pipe cleaner to look like legs. A rectangle-shaped colour paper wrap around the bottle to cover the pipe cleaner as shown in the image. Make wings in colourful construction paper. Now add eyes with pony beads and stick them on the cape of the bottle. Twist the golden colour pipe cleaner around the neck of the bottle. Finally, place the glow stick. Without a glow stick, it looks simple so this is the most condition. And have fun with your kids.

Recycled Bottle Piggy Craft For Kids

Recycled Bottle Piggy Craft For Kids Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Education

Materials Needed

  •  Water Bottle
  • Glue
  • Chart Or Cardboard
  • Fairy Clothes
  • Paint

Procedure

This pig looks cute, isn’t it? Take the bottle and rinse it thoroughly. Draw eyes, ears and nose on the colourful construction paper and cut it smoothly. Take the cardboard or chart and make a cone shape to make celebration caps. Attaching a mirror and shining clothes behind the caps make them look good. Give this task to your kids and wait for their work.

Amazing Giraffe Craft Made From Household Items

Amazing Zebra Craft Made From Household Items

Image Source/Tutorial: Eco Childs Play

 

Materials Needed

  • 3 Water Bottles
  • Glue
  • Brown Yarn
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • A Small Piece Of Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • A Paintbrush

Procedure

This recycled craft looks pro-level, isn’t it? Take 2 bottles first, rinse them thoroughly and cut them into two pieces. Use the two top pieces of the bottle as legs and the bottom piece as the body. Yes, Giraffe has 4 legs but here we gonna make it with 2 legs. By keeping the bottom piece of the bottle let’s start the process. Glue the top bottle piece into each edge of the bottom piece. Now place the bottom piece of the bottle in a slanting shape and attach it with the body piece to look like the neck of the Giraffe. Then use the third piece to bring the face structure. Paste the bottle in a downward shape from the neck. Here we are! with half done of the super craft. Now we all know giraffe is of the combo of yellow and brown colour so paint it with first and then make brown patches on the giraffe. If you thought what if giraffe wears different colours? Then go ahead with your imagination. On a small piece of cardboard draw and cut the feet of the giraffe, refer it from the picture given. And paint the feet with the patch colour. Place the wiggle eyes and draw the nose as 2 brown dots. Make the leaf structure of cardboard and paint it with the giraffe double shade to make the ears. As a final touch let’s move on to tail and hairs. Use yarns based on your giraffe colour and stick that in the backside of the neck from head to body. Some may feel it as difficult and some may as moderate, give it a try and see your ability and creativity.

Plastic Soda Bottle Polar Bear Craft

Plastic Soda Bottle Polar Bear Craft Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Fun Family Crafts

Materials needed

  • Bottle
  • White & Black Acrylic Paint
  • Pair Of Socks
  • Paintbrush
  • White Yarn
  • Black Marker
  • Pink Crayon
  • Scissors

Procedure

This looks cute, isn’t it? We may have many bottles at home without knowing how to recycle them. Here is one good idea to recycle the waste bottle. This gonna give you an adorable home décor through waste material craft idea. Remove the stickers and clean the bottle thoroughly. Paint it a white colour and draw eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. Use the socks to make hands. Cut the socks into two parts, use one part as hand and the other as bottleneck design. Adding a pink circle near the smiling mouth makes the craft more beautiful. With white yarn tie the fringe socks at the neck. Simply we can decorate our home with easily available things. This recycling part proves us good human beings towards nature, isn’t it? Use sand and pebbles to balance the weight. You can also sell this online. Keep the price low and sell more. This paves the way for new business.

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Plastic Bottle Ball Bounce Game Idea

Plastic Bottle Ball Bounce Game Idea

Image Source/Tutorial: Arvind Gupta Toys

Materials needed

  • Plastic bottle
  • Thread
  • Bead
  • Colour Cello Tapes
  • Rubber Band
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Ball

Procedure

This is not a decorative craft. I could say it’s a ball bounce playing kit. Are you feeling bored? If yes, Let’s do and play this ball game. Take any plastic bottle and cut 10cm from the lid. We don’t want the other part. Now mark 4 points in the bottle at right angles and cut that points in 1cm depth. The gap is to place the rubber band which is gonna make the ball bounce. Tie the thread at the junction of the bands and make a hole in the lid too. pull the thread through the hole and place the bead at the end of the thread. Now place the plastic ball in the centre and pull and leave the bead which will make the ball bounce in height. The more you give the force to pull the more it(ball) reaches the height. Fun, isn’t it? Do this craft, showcase it and play with this with your friends.

How To Make A Speed Boat From a Recycled Bottle

How To Make A Speed Boat From a Recycled Bottle Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: 7  days of craft

Materials needed

  • Water Bottle
  • Rubber Bands
  • Thread Or Jute
  • Sticks
  • Glue
  • Thermocol
  • A Craft Stick

Procedure

We have tried paper boats but have you tried boats in a water bottle? This is a cost and easy technique boat. This made me “wow! this much easy bottle boat!” Try this on rainy days or else do this in your home tub. Tell about this to kids and they’ll get super excited. Attach the sticks with the bottle with glue and secure it with a rubber band as well as jute or thread. Place the thermocouple at the edge of the stick where there is no bottle part to make the flow in water easier and add rubber bands at the end. Now place the craft stick in the middle of the bands and make more rotations so that your boat will get more energy to drive in the water. Ta-Da! we are ready with the super boat. This kind of craft helps your kid’s thinking level and will give the creative idea further. Sow the seed now and leave the rest, your kids will return to you with many ideas like this on their own.

Plastic Bottle Lava Lamp Craft For Kids

Plastic Bottle Lava Lamp Craft For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: No Guilt Mom

Materials needed

  • Water Bottle
  • Oil
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Water
  • Food Colouring
  • Stick

Procedure

This Bottle lava lamp is new to me, when I get to know about this I thought “It’s cool!”. The materials needed are also less costly and are easily available. I’ve seen, some children won’t like science subject, why because they don’t know the real face of science, Once they started to experimental science rather than studying for marks they’ll get attracted to science subject. So start doing this craft to make your kid engage in science classes and show her the real science subject. I could remember my school days when my teacher says “Get ready we are gonna go to the science lab” every student gets excitement and active. Besides, recycling and keeping this lava lamp in your home will make your home beautiful and this will tempt others to do this kind of craft. So be the change!

Rain Gauge Recycled Bottle Craft

Rain Gauge Recycled Bottle Craft Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Science Sparks

Materials needed

  • Bottle Or Jar
  • Scissors
  • Cello Tape
  • Rulers
  • A Black Marker

Procedure

You can use a bottle or jar. Place the ruler and mark each centimetre in the bottle or jar with a marker. If it is a bottle, cut the top portion of the bottle and paste that portion inside the bottle upside down with the help of cello tape. Now place the container in the open space to measure the rain level. This is fun work. This helps kids to learn numerals as well as tempts their interest in science. Allow them to raise questions, this is a good start to learning. Start doing this kind of easy gauges at home and learn something new every day. This may create the space to teach them about the weather forecasting department and how rain forms and more. Set the initial point with this kind of simple recycling crafts.

Recycled Plastic Bottle Planters Craft

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Planter Craft

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Planter Craft Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Fave Crafts

Materials needed

  • Bottle
  • Twine
  • Knife
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Plants Or Herbs

Procedure

Your kids can do this and it’s recycling as well as home décor craft. It’s easy peasy! Start the cleaning process of the bottle and paint it in any colour (here white colour is used) and apply glue then cover the bottle with twine layer by layer. Make the hole on two sides of the bottle to tie twine through that. Finally, place the plants or herbs or flowers in that. Here we go! If you are a teacher then assign this as a task to your students and make your classroom as beautiful as well as greenery. These kinds of extra things will make the classroom attractive and have good vibes too. From kids to adults anybody can do this. In this way show your kindness to nature.

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Recycled Bottle Planter Craft For Kids

Recycled Bottle Planter Craft For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Craft gossip

Materials needed

  • Bottle
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Sand
  • Plant
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Procedure

This looks amazing, isn’t it? The basic things you need are a bottle and paint. You can use this as a plant holder or pen stand. Cut the bottle and paint the cartoon you want. This challenges your art skill. If you are not a good painter, no worries try your best. Practice makes a man perfect so keep on painting and making different cartoon characters. If you would like to add feet then use cardboard and paint that matches to body colour. Draw the cartoon you want on cardboard paint and stick that to the bottle which is painted in the cartoon colour.

Amazing Worm Shaped Gardens By Recycled Bottle

Amazing Worm Shaped Gardens By Recycled Bottle Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Garden Design

Materials needed

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Paint Spray
  • Tag
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Plants
  • Sand

Procedure

This looks super cute! We have seen gardens in cartoon shapes, now let’s try insect shapes. This looks like the compartments of the train, isn’t it? To be factual, This worm has given the idea for the train. Take the plastic bottles and cut them. The bottom part is the main thing here. You can make any number of compartments(garden cups). With the paint spray, colour all the cups and use dark colours for more attraction. You can buy wiggle eyes or can be made on plastic bottles. Make a hole in each cup (base of the bottle) to tie the tag. As a decoration part, white circles are made here, you can use any pattern. Paste the eyes and the mouth in the bottom part of the cup and beads and pipe cleaner for the antenna. Then fill the cups with sand and plants. Use flowers too! the combo of plants and flowers will make the right match.

 Recycled Plastic Bottle Minion Planters Craft For Kids

 Recycled Plastic Bottle Minion Planters Craft For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Busy Mommy Media

Materials needed

  • Plastic Bottle
  • Colourful Craft Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Plants
  • Soil

Procedure

You can assign this task to kids. This is well-suited for kindergarten kids. Through this craft, they can learn the art of painting which is good for their fine motor skills. If your kid is addicted to minions then they’ll take care of all the steps of this craft and your work is to help in the scissoring part. Cut the bottle and give that to them. Also, guide them without a strict tone. Use grey colour craft paper or paint grey colour in white paper and make the eyes too. Let them learn the planting lesson, if you don’t have space for outdoor planting then you can go ahead with this kind of indoor planting. This may start their journey in botany. Teach them the lessons, subjects we are studying in schools are the basic things which we are surrounded by. If you incorporate subjects and crafts they can easily understand every lesson.

Beautiful Small Planter Craft From Upcycled Bottle

Beautiful Small Planter Craft From Upcycled Bottle Recycled Plastic Bottle Ideas for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Balcony & Garden

 

Materials needed

  •  Plastic Bottle
  • Craft Sticks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush Or Paint Spray
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Procedure

Have you tried bottle cycle plant garden? Haven’t? Then try now. The main things are bottles and craft sticks. Cut the plastic bottle a few centimetres above the bottom and place the rest aside. If you wanna make the edges of the bottle flower-shaped design then try to cut the shape you want with scissors. Or else you can leave that plain. Cut the rest pieces a few inches from the bottle cap and paint it the colour you want. Use the caps of the bottle as the cycle wheels and to make it strong glue it with paper on the hallow side. Now glue the craft sticks together as shown in the above video (the video link is embedded below the image) and finally combine all those. Once we place the sand and seeds we are ready to go! Instead of placing the plastic decorative plants or flowers, place the real seed of small flowers like bud roses. Spray water daily and you can keep this on your working table.

Here we have seen 14 recycling ideas with plastic bottles. On this page, we can learn 2 things. One is recycling, it is the most needed topic for our environment. Instead of landfilling with non-degradable items we can reduce, reuse and recycle. The second is planting trees, with this action we can rebuild our environment. This may act as a stepping stone for many environmental issues like climate change, increase in temperature etc., And you can be the model for others too! Small things compounded into big changes.

We hope you like our list of recycled plastic bottle ideas for kids and will surely try to make them. If you liked our recycled plastic bottle ideas for kids, read more crafts ideas at our website. Please let us know in the comment section which recycled plastic bottle idea you like the most.

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