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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!
Adorable cat pot holder from plastic bottles
With the help ot this cute (kids) craft idea, you can make these adorable cat pot holders out of some upcycled plastic bottles. Absolutelly stunning, and there is a downloadable printable template for the cat faces (no drawing involved). Easy-peasy!
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Plastic spoon bat - fun Halloween craft for kids
Halloween is around the corner, so its time for some fun bat crafts ! Spooky is fine, but who said bats can't also be cute? By following along The Joy Of Sharing's step-by-step tutorial, kids can learn how to make an adorable plastic spoon bat at school or home. Kids of all ages will love this easy and fun bat craft! You can use the finished plastic spoon bats to decorate your home or the classroom at Halloween. Get the step-by-step tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting:
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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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DIY Giant Christmas ornaments - Christmas decoration
Bring in the Holidays with these giant Christmas ornaments for your Home! We love other Christmas decorations such as lights, but they only look exciting at night. So if you want to do something really colorful this year that would put great during the daytime create these gorgeous giant Christmas ornaments by One Good Thing By Jillee! This Christmas decor project is also quick, easy, and affordable.
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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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Plastic cup snowman
If you need a unique outdoor winter decoration / christmas decoration , or you just have a lots of plastic cups from your last party make this cute plastic cup snowman ! With this nice video chirstmas / winter craft tutorial you can make it easily! Instead of paper you can use any other materials or "junks" to make the snowmans accessories: the eyes can be pingpong balls, the hat can be a paint bucket painted to black, the nose can be a real carrot, the scarf can be a plastic bag..
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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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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 Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk ( toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs ) , and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring ! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one!
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DIY plastic spoon lotus lamps
Check out this easy way on how to make a gorgeous lotus lamp using only plastic spoons ! This lotus lamp is not just only a gorgeous and inexpensive home decor but it's also a perfect way to repurpose some plastic spoon leftovers from your last party ! This lotus lamp can be a perfect wedding decor as well! Use a glass or a small jar to form the center of the lotus ( instead of an upside down plastic cup ) and this way you can create a gorgeous tea candle holder !
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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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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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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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Upcycled plastic bottle apple containers
These Plastic Bottle Apple Containers make a wonderful teacher gift but would also be a nice DIY gift for anyone this time of year. They are perfect for fall! And you can stuff them with a little keepsake or small gift, but I recommend these mini jars of apple butter! A very seasonal and delicious treat.
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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 easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin!
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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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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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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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Snowflake christmas ornaments from  plastic bottles
Are you looking for a cheap, simple , but nice christmas /winter decoration? With the help of this great tutorial you will not only get a beautiful snowflake christmas ornament, but  also upcycle some plastic bottles instead throwing them out !
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DIY Water bottle flowers - recycling craft for kids (or mother's day craft)
Just in time for Mother’s day ! These water bottle flowers are so darn cute! We love simple crafts , and we especially love ones that don’t involve going to the store for supplies. We bet you have most or all of the supplies for this one, right at home. Melissa’ll show you how to make these simple water bottle flowers for the upcoming Mother's day as a cute gift, or as a nice spring decor, or a fun Earth day craft for the classroom!
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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 Plastic bottle penguins - winter craft for kids
Let us present you One Little Project'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 ( if you switch the cotton balls with small candy or gifts ) which makes it even more perfect!
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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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DIY bubble snake blower from plastic bottles and socks
These soap bubble snakes are an easy summer activity for kids! All you need is an empty plastic water bottle and one mismatched sock, and you can make the coolest, long bubble chains! You don’t need fancy bubble solutiondish soap and water work perfectly! A few minutes of easy preparation makes for a very entertaining outdoor project!
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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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Bell and winter wonderland diorama from plastic bottles
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling ? Try this brilliant craft idea, the plastic bottle Christmas bells and the winter wonderland plastic bottle scene ( diorama ) ! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be more better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can be also a nice group craft project in the school!
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it?
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