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Earth Day is almost here, and by now you’ve probably already started to think about how you want to celebrate Earth Day. If you are looking for ideas for how to spend your Earth Day, I encourage you to think a little outside the box this year. While crafting planets and other materials can be a great way to get kids involved, it ends up creating more waste! Instead, try using recycled materials this year with some of these handy crafts for Earth Day! All of these crafts use recycled materials so your kids can make an impact and have fun at the same time!

Egg Carton Crafts Spring Bugs

A butterfly, bee and ladybug… so many bugs to make with this craft!

How to Make a Recycled Robot 

Grab some boxes, tubes and aluminum foil to make this fun quirky recycled robot!

Solar System 

Make up a batch of paper mache (using flour) to make your own solar system!

Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft 

A fun craft that you can play with when your done!

Recycled Bunny Cardboard Craft 

This bunny is so sweet and also makes a great Easter craft!

Homemade Maracas 

This is a great craft to recycle plastic eggs – you may want to save this one until after Easter!

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket 

Get ready to blast off with this quick and easy rocket craft!

Bumble Bee Craft  

These little bees are so cute!

Earth Day Crafts Using Recycled Materials For Kids

Shoebox Table Football/Foosball  

A great craft for the older kids, plus you can play with it once it’s made!

Coffee Filter Earth Paintings

A great science activity for preschoolers!

Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Recycled Craft 

This jellyfish looks so cool – a great craft for older kids!

How To Make Recycled Crayon Gems 

Upcycle those old broken crayons into these cool gems!

Recycled CD Turtle Kids Craft 

This turtle craft is so adorable – grab a loofa!

How to Make a DIY Pirate Ship 

The kids can make the pirate ship and then play with it after!

Cardboard Box Tractor 

A HUGE craft that the kids can sit in when it’s done!

Recycled Construction Site and Vehicle Craft

The kids can build their very own construction site to play with!

Pumpkin Craft from Plastic Yogurt Cups 

Put your empty yogurt cups to good use!

Recycled Tin Can Windsocks 

These windsocks are so pretty! The older kids will love this craft!

Homemade Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

A great project for the older kids in your life!

Clown Puppet Toilet Paper Roll Craft 

The kids will have so much fun playing pretend with these puppets!

There you have it, 20 fun crafts made from recycled materials for kids of all ages! Which one will you have your kids try first?