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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY plastic recycling ideas & plastic bottle crafts!  Plastic bottle crafts for kids, plastic bottle crafts for adults, repurpose and upcycle water bottles / plastic containers and other plastic waste, plastic bottle cap crafts (plastic bottle cap decors, plastic bottle cap toys), creative recycling crafts for kids with plastic ( plastic bottle animals , bottle cap toys ), useful household items out of plastic trash, plastic bag crafts, crafts from plastic cups and a lot more!
DIY Valentine's day button heart card
Are you on the hunt for Valentine's day decor ideas? Create a pretty artwork with a bunch of red buttons ! Button crafts are perfect for kids and adults as well! In this step-by-step tutorial The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to use buttons and beads to create this beautiful and simple heart button art. You can inject your personality easily to this artwork with different sizes and styles ( for example you can use painted backgrounds, fabric, wallpaper or even burlap as a background instead of paper. You can also make your button art to suit other holiday themes. )
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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily!
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Colorful plastic bottle spring flowers
If you love upcycling and eco friendly craft ideas, you will love these beautiful plastic bottle spring flowers by The Chilly Dog! These flowers make cute decorations for your garden in any time of the year. You could even enlist the help of your young crafters! This is a very easy spring craft project and you can make them in any size, and any color. Of course it's not just a nice garden decor, you can decorate your home or the kids room with these colorful and fun flowers.
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DIY personalised keychains from plastic food cotainers
We love simple upcycling/recycling ideas especially when it comes to plastic ! Watch this nice video step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make cute personalised keychains from siple ( clear ) plastic takeaway boxes ! The only important thing is: ONLY plastic boxes with mark 6 will work with this oven shrinking method ! ) Instead of clear resin you can use simple clear nail polish to finish your work ( or a glittery one for a more unique look ). You can use any cartoon characters to create these cute keychains / charms and give them as nice gifts/accesories for any occasion!
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Easy DIY plastic spoon tulip - spring craft for kids
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils! Just look at this gorgeous plastic spoon flower bouquet! Isn't it beautiful? This little plastic spoon crocus / tulips flower craft by DIY Gifts and Crafts Ideas would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely Teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect spring decor ! Watch the video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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Christmas bells from paper (or plastic) cups
Make a Christmas bell out of a paper cup ( or empty plastic pudding cups ) ! Isn't it lovely? As an extra benefit you can upcycle some plastic junk with this brilliant and easy Christmas ( kids ) craft idea which is also nice! Decorate your home for the holidays with this lovely bell or use it as a working musical instrument for performances and class activities. You can adapt this Christmas decor idea and make bells with other materials such as : plastic bottle tops , terracotta ( or plastic ) pots, empty cups and small containers.. The possibilites are endless!
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Foam cup snowmen - winter kids craft idea
How adorable are these snowmen made from foam (or plastic) cups? These foam cup snowmen are a great example and they are a fun christmas activity for the kids on a snowy afternoon when it’s too cold to play outside
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste !
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DIY Easy and inexpensive fidget spinner - recycling craft
In today's video craft tutorial Megan Weller will shows you how to made this DIY Fidget Spinner using a few simple household materials that we're sure most of you guys will have at home! For some people, fidget spinner toys can provide a sense of comfort and peace in stressful situations. ( the fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. ) This super inexpensive homemade spinner toy may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. Create a fun DIY fidget spinner from simple plastic bottle cups , but beware : this toy is very addictive for kids and adults as well!
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No-sew zipper cases from plastic bottles
She put together a few Zipper Cases for all her kids supplies — made from some old soda bottles , a few zippers, and some hot glue. Seriously, easy as that! Brilliant craft idea !
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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DIY Rocking Santa Christmas decor - recycling craft ( paper clay tutorial )
Transform an old ball , a plastic bottle , some tin foil and a bunch of newspaper ( or cardboard box ) into a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Christmas decoration with Creative Mom' step-by-step paper clay sculpting tutorial! Homemade ( or store bought ) paper clay can be molded and manipulated to make just about anything! There's plenty of time to make this jolly little Santa either for your own home or a craft show. We've always loved the delicate rich look of paper clay sculptures and this rocking Santa is truly unique! ( It simply ROCKS! )
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DIY Self propelled boat - fun summer toy for kids
Toy boats are fun to make! Add to this a little experiment to study the mechanics of movement , and you've got this - a DIY Self-propelled boat ! This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely little, self-propelled boat out of household trash: margarine boxes, yogurt cups, and popsicle sticks! This self-propelled boat is super fun to make and oh-so-fun to play with!
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Plastic cup crow - easy & fun fall craft for kids
As the temperatures drop and leaves on the treas start changing their colors it's time to share some fall crafts for kids to make! There are plenty of scarecrow crafts for fall, but let’s not forget the crows ! This adorable little plastic cup crow by Crafts by Amanda is a fun fall craft for kids. This plastic cup crow is a great project for a fall or harvest party, for a craft station at your school’s fall carnival or just for a fun afternoon craft for kids.
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DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunny - easy craft for kids
We simply love Amanda's foam cup animals! They are so cute! Maybe you already saw her foam cup chick and foam cup sheep, so here’s the cute little bunnies you can make too! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears. We love easy,fun &frugal Easter crafts ! And if it is an adorable bunny craft for Easter, then even better! Today, Amanda will teach you how to make these adorable DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunnies. This Easter bunny decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! If you love Easter and are looking for more Easter crafts , Amanda has a whole collection for you!
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Fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft for kids from plastic lids
Start saving up those plastic lids from containers like sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese and turn them into a beautiful yarn craft for the fall season. This plastic lid pumpkin sewing craft is a perfect way for kids to practice beginning sewing skills this fall and it makes a festive decoration to display all season long. This fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft  is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft.  Whip up a few fun fall pumpkin yarn art piece to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little pumpkins!
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DIY Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!!
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DIY yo-yo made from plastic bottle caps
In this upcycling video craft tutorial she will show you how to make a DIY Yo-yo , a really relaxable antistress toy ! This way to make a yoyo is really easy - you'll need just 2 plastic bottle caps , a screw, a screwdriver and 1 metre ( 40 inches ) cotton yarn. You can decorate your yo-yo with plastic cap from Pringles tube and pictures from magazine. So make yoyos with different color caps , stick any images you like to yo-yo 's sides and have fun! You can learn tons of yo-yo tricks online ( for example in this nice >>>yo-yo trick youtube channel<<< )
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Colorful tin can owls with plastic cup eyes
This tin can owl craft is colorful and cute and is perfect for the fall season. Seeing them up on your craft shelf will bring an enormous smile to your face every day! This tin can craft is not just super cute,inexpensive and easy fall decor, but it's also a perfect way to upcycle some plastic and aluminium junk! You can make your owls in any vibrant or pastell colors that fits into your house - they will look nice in any combination! You can add extra details to your tin can owls too if you wish (imagine a nice feather tail, or cute felt legs)
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DIY strawberry tower from plastic flower pots - vertical garden (planting idea)
We simply can’t wait for all the strawberries to turn red to share this with you : an easy DIY strawberry tower with a built-in reservoir! Bonus: everyone can make this with recycled materials and grow strawberries in small spaces like a patio or balcony! Build your own strawberry tower from simple household items with Ananda's great step-by-step tutorial:
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How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles ! If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles , crayons ( for coloring ) and and empty plastic soda bottle ( with matching design ). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can be perfect gifts for almost every occasion!
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Soda straw weaving - an easy weaving technique for kids
Kids love making and wearing colorful jewelries, especially if it's handmade! This year make at the summer camp this classic kids craft : the soda straw weaving to make bracelets!  It will be a huge hit! Making bracelets with soda straw weaving is super fun as a camp craft. These gorgeous straw woven bracelet also make good craft for summer or a rainy day.  You could use straw weaving to make yarn bracelets.  You could also make a belt or headband following the same directions. Straw weaving is so easy even the smaller crafty hands can create some unique handmade jewelries /accessories with it!
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DIY Sisal rope ottoman from a plasctic (milk) crate
This DIY upcycled plasctic milk crate ottoman is the perfect storage for toys, blankets, books, etc. And, it’s super cute! We love how the sisal rope makes it look much more rustic than having the green milk crate show through. The making process is quite easy, it just required a little bit of patience on the sisal rope wrapping.
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DIY Plastic bottle bells (Christmas decor from plastic bottles)
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling ? Try this brilliant craft idea by Creative Mamy: the plastic bottle Christmas bells ! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can also be a wonderful, low-budget group craft project !
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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look!
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Adorable penguins from plastic bottles
Let us present you Vila do Artesão's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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DIY Easy upcycled lotus planter  - plastic spoon craft
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils ! For example: look at this plastic spoon lotus flower planter by A Magical Mess! Isn't it gorgeous? This beautiful plastic spoon planter would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect home decor ! Read Jen's step by step tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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DIY Dog marionette puppet - fun tp roll craft for kids
This tutorial by Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a dog marionette puppet , a lovely recycled project that kids are going to love! Marionette puppets might look complicated but are in essence pretty easy to make and chances are, you have everything you need in your home. This fun puppet toy will grant hours of fun! This lovely paper dog puppet walks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! Get the tutorial , and let's get crafting:
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DIY Jumping paper cup elf - fun Christmas craft for kids
This jumping paper cup elf puppet craft by Kids Craft Room is so much fun to make and play with! By following along Kids Craft Room's easy to follow tutorial, kids will be able to make these easy and fun jumping elf puppets that leap up and down when you pull the string! Such a cute interactive Christmas craft ! Hang your finished paper cup elf puppets on a hook or door handle and when you pull the strings out to the side it will jump up along the strings and when you bring your hands together again it will jump back down! So fun!
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