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Toy Vehicles Made from Recycled Materials | Projects for Kids

Toy Vehicles Made from Recycled Materials | Projects for Kids

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Toy Vehicles Made from Recycled Materials | Projects for Kids

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There are so many things that we use and throw them. But we don’t think about the pollution that all the wasted materials create especially the plastic materials. We know plastic does not decompose, it causes great harm to our environment.

So regarding this let’s try our creativity to save our environment. Use all the waste materials to make beautiful crafts using your creativity and imagination. In this post, we are going to make vehicle crafts for kids by using plastic materials that are wasted.

Here many ideas are given. Follow the procedures and start making! Believe me, you will enjoy a lot making and learning new things.

Recycled Toy Vehicles

Spray Bottle Tank

In these winter holidays involve your kids in making this beautiful vehicle. For this, provide them with a plastic spray bottle and tell them the given procedures for help. Let them use their creativity too.

Materials Required: 

  • A used plastic spray bottle
  • 4 Caps of other used bottle
  • 4 Caps of glass cold drinks(smaller than the plastic bottle caps)
  • Glue gun
  • Plastic cutter
  • A marker


  1. Take the spray bottle and draw the window and doors in a plastic spray bottle using the marker. Keep the sprayer portion in the front.
  2. Cut out the windows and doors using a plastic cutter. You can take help from your parents.
  3. Get the caps of old plastic bottles and glue them at the bottom of the spray bottle to make the wheels.
  4. On these caps glue the other caps of glass cold drinks.

Your super vehicle made of recycled materials is ready! Play and enjoy!

Popsicle Sticks Helicopter

Interested in helicopter crafts? Try this out! It is made by using popsicle sticks. For help have a look at the procedures. You will enjoy making this project. Spend your time with this interesting craft.

Materials Required: 

  • Popsicle sticks of different types( small and large both)
  • Glass ball or box of kinder joy
  • Foam sheets
  • Glue gun
  • Wooden screw


  1. Take the long popsicle sticks for fans of the helicopter. Make a cross and screw them in the middle.
  2. Then take the foam sheet and cut out a helmet and dress for the pilot. Use green foam for it. Use pink foam to make the face. Glue them all.
  3. Draw the facial expressions.
  4. Now glue your pilot in the glass ball.
  5. Take two thin sticks of candies and glue them at the bottom of the glass ball to make the stand of the helicopter.
  6. Take another two long sticks and glue them horizontally below the previous one to make the base of the stand.
  7. It’s time for the tail. Take s long popsicle stick and two small ones. Cut out the long one from one-fourth and glue it at the back of the glass ball. Then take the small sticks and screw them in a cross position on the long stick.

Your helicopter is ready to play!

Truck Craft Made From Egg Carton

Do you have a recycled egg carton? Use it to make the craft. Make vehicles from recycled materials by following the given ways. For this first gather your all supplies and start!

Materials Required: 

  • Egg carton ( three…one small)
  • Green fabric
  • White sheets
  • Paint
  • Caps of plastic bottles
  • Scissor
  • Glue gun


  1. Take the egg carton and paint it with light green paint.
  2. Take another egg carton and cut it in half. Paint it with green color.
  3. Let them dry.
  4. Then glue the half carton upward down on the first carton. Glue it on the front side. It will be the front portion of your vehicle.
  5. Then take a third small egg carton and paint it with grey paint. Let it dry. Glue it at the back portion of the vehicle in a lifting manner using a hot glue gun.
  6. Use your white sheets for making the mirror of the vehicle. Cut out three rectangles ( one is bigger) and glue them on the upward down egg carton. Glue them at the front and both the sides.
  7. Now measure the perimeter of the base egg carton and cut out a long strip from white paper for making the border of the vehicle.
  8. Before this color the strip with red. Make the design of red and white patterns.
  9. Now take the caps of bottles and paint them black. Get the yellow paper and cut out four small circles than the caps. Glue them on the caps.
  10. Now glue the caps on the first egg carton at the bottom for wheels.

Play with your vehicle!

Plastic Bottle Aeroplane

Wanna make an airplane craft, but don’t know the procedures and materials required! You are at the best place. Let’s have some fun by following the given ways and playing some games!

Materials Required: 

  • Plastic water bottle
  • Cardboard
  • Colored papers
  • Scissor
  • Glue gun
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Stick


  1. Take the cardboard and cut out a skate shape from it.
  2. Then use your colored papers to decorate it. Here I used pink paper to cover the whole cardboard. I glued it on the cardboard. Then I used yellow paper to cut out the two-star shapes. I glue these shapes at both the ends of the skate shape. These are the wings of an airplane.
  3. Then I took another piece of cardboard and cut out a skate shape again for making the fans of the airplane. But these are small in size. I again cover it with the pink sheet.
  4. Then I made the wings for the back portion.
  5. Cut out six small circles from yellow sheets.
  6. Now it’s the time to glue all things. First glue the wings of an airplane in the middle of a plastic bottle. They glue the end wings and front fans at the end and top of the bottle.
  7. Also, glue the six circles at the back portion of the plane on two sides.
  8. At the neck draw the eyes and a trapezium around them by using black and red paint.
  9. Take the stick and paint it. Tie yarn to it. Tie the other end of the yarn at the middle of the plastic bottle( between the circles). You can make holes using a hot nail or you can glue it.

Your plane is ready to fly!

Rocket Craft

Interesting in science and things related to it? Let’s make a rocket to go out in space! For this craft, we need some important materials. So gather them all and start by following the given ways.

Materials Required: 

  • Cold drink a large bottle
  • Cardboard
  • Colored papers
  • Glue gun
  • Scissor
  • Sketch pens
  • Paint and paintbrush


  1. Take the bottle and paint it your favorite color. I am opt-out of red. But remember to leave some spaces. Leave space of about 1 inch at the neck, one inch at the middle, and one inch at the bottom( leaving one inch from the base). Also, leave a space for a circle in the middle of the bottle.
  2. Paint the base with another color. I used orange.
  3. Then paint the left spaces. Paint the middle and neck space with dark blue paint and the bottom space with white. Paint the circle with white color too. Outline with blue.
  4. Let them dry.
  5. Draw designs of a space rocket on the bottle using the black marker.
  6. Take the cardboard and cut the two wings in the shape of a shark tail. Cover them with blue paper. Glue the paper.
  7. Glue the wings on the sides of blue paint in the middle of the rocket.

Your space rocket or ready!

Popsicle Stick And Clothespin Plane Craft

If You were gathering all the ice cream sticks then use them to make this plane craft. You will enjoy doing so and you will learn creativity. So let’s start by following the given ways.

Materials Required: 

  • Clothespin
  • Paint
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue gun


  1. Take three popsicle sticks and paint them with two different colors. For two larger-sized sticks, I have used blue color and for the smaller ones, I used red paint.
  2. Take the clothespin and paint it with red color too.
  3. Let all the materials dry.
  4. Then glue the blue popsicle sticks on the clothespin. One on the top of the clothespin(at from portion) and the other at the bottom. These are the wings.
  5. Glue the red stick at the end top of the clothespin. This is the tail wing.
  6. You can use foam to cut out a triangle. Glue it at the tail wing.


Sail Boat Craft

let’s make a beautiful sail boat craft by collecting some essential materials. See the following procedures to make this craft. You will learn how to glue some recycled materials to make this craft.

Materials Required: 

  • Colored sheets
  • Sailing stickers
  • Egg carton
  • Sticks
  • Glue
  • Puppets
  • Paint


  1. Take the egg carton and paint the lower portion.
  2. Now take the different colored sheets and glue the stickers on them.
  3. Make two holes in the middle of the sheets and place your sticks in the holes.
  4. Use two sheets(one is smaller)in a single stick. Use two sticks for the sailing boat.
  5. Place your sticks in an egg carton.
  6. Place your pirate puppets in an egg carton.

Straw Helicopter Craft

Plastic crafts are easy for kids. So we are giving an idea of making a plastic helicopter craft. Gather your supplies for this craft and enjoy making with your friends.

Materials Required: 

  • Two plastic balls of different colors( one is smaller than the other)
  • Straws of the same color
  • Blue cap if the bottle
  • Glue
  • Stapler


  1. Take the bigger ball and cut out its one-third portion.
  2. Fix your small ball in the bigger one.
  3. Then take the straws and cut them to make the fans and stand of the helicopter. For this cut out the one-fourth portion of straw and glue it on the top middle of the ball. Now take two straws and glue them together by making a cross. These are the fans of helicopters. Glue them on the one-fourth cut straw. You can use rotative pins for fans.
  4. Now from the remaining portion of the bigger ball cut out a curve to make the base and glue it below the ball.
  5. Staple two straws at not the ends of the curve for stands.
  6. For the tail glue, a cap of the bottle at the back of a bigger ball and on it glue a straw horizontally.

Your helicopter is ready!

Plastic Sail Boat Craft

Making sailing crafts are beautiful ones. So let’s try a plastic sailing boat. We are giving the procedures for your help. Gather your materials and let’s start!

Materials Required: 

  • Plastic bottle
  • Thin sticks
  • Plastic sheets
  • Scissor
  • Glue gun
  • Pebbles
  • Thread


  1. Take the bottle and fill it with pebbles to make it stable.
  2. Take plastic sheets and cut out sailing curves and flags.
  3. Take cut curves and make two holes in each then place your sticks in these holes. Remember to put one stick smaller than the other.
  4. Then glue the flags on the top of the sticks.
  5. Make the front sail in the same way.
  6. Make three holes in the bottle. One is at the front top and the other two at the middle top.
  7. Place your sticks in the holes in the bottle.
  8. Use thread for the tieing process.

Beautiful Vehicle Craft

wanna try a beautiful craft of vehicle using plastic materials. It is one of them. Try this by gathering your supplies and having fun.

Materials Required: 

  • A plastic fortune bottle
  • Paint
  • Bottle caps( 4 for wheels, 2 for decoration)
  • Four other small caps
  • A red big cap
  • Glue gun


  1. Take the bottle and cut out a curve at its middle.
  2. Paint it in your favorite color. I used green. Let it dry.
  3. Glue the caps at the backsides and front sides. These are the wheels.
  4. Glue small caps on the bigger caps.
  5. Glue two caps at the back top of the bottle.
  6. Take a straw and cut out one-fourth part. Glue it at the back top near the caps. Glue the red cap on it.

All done! Play!

Tubes Train Craft

We have made many vehicle crafts. At least let’s try a train craft. For this you need some essential materials, gather them all. Also, gather your paints, and let’s start by following the given ways.

Materials Required: 

  • Toilet paper tube rolls
  • Paint
  • Thin caps
  • Plastic strings
  • Glue
  • Scissor


  1. Take the tube rolls and paint them in different colors. Let them dry.
  2. Glue the caps at the lower portion of tubes for wheels. Glue four on each tube.
  3. Take plastic strings and by making holes in tubes joint them horizontally with each other.
  4. For the engine take another tube, cut it out in half and glue it vertically on the first tube.

Your train is ready! Let’s move it on our table or floor and enjoy!

For more vehicles crafts from recycled materials stay tuned with us. We will provide you with the best ideas for creativity.

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