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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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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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Upcycled plastic bottle catch game
This is a very easy to make, cheap but great kids craft / kids game idea with upcycled plastic bottles: a catching game! The aim of the game is to put the fish into the shark’s mouth, or to put the bee into the flower. The simpler variant is with a ball tied with a thread. You will need empty plastic bottles (they used white milk bottle for the shark and a Coca-Cola bottle for the flower) and permanent markers. Make the small fish and the bee from the yellow toy case of the chocolate egg.
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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 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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Pom pom christmas ornaments with plastic bottle caps
Pom Pom ornaments are not only nice to look at, they are also very durable and super easy to make! And as an extra , with this brilliant christmas craft idea you can recycle some plastic bottle caps which is also very nice! You can make these fun colorful christmas tree ornaments in minutes even with the smallest kids, because it's soo easy to make! You can use a pom pom maker, or simply use the "old fashioned" cardboard pompom making  way to create some. Decorating your christmas tree or home in a special color code won't be a hard task anymore!
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Clothespin mouse with plastic bottle cap ears - easy kids craft
Look at these cute mice with plastic bottle caps! Aren't they adorable? This super easy and quick wooden clothespin mouse is a perfect  kids craft project at any time of the year, and you can use them in many ways! (Decorate a nice gift or invitation card with them ,  use them as a cute additions to your scrapbook artwork or simply just play with them!) You can paint the plastic bottle cap and wooden clothespin mice to any vibrant / fun color that you want or you can leave them in their natural wooden color. What's better than repurposing some plastic junk and create something artistic and funny with the 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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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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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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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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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric 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 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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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries by Kids Craft Room, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for f all / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too! How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must.
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DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern (Santa,penguin & snowman)
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made this GORGEOUS Christmas decor e with using th ree plastic soda bottles , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable Christmas decor is very fun to make and you can use it a a lovely tea candle holder both indoor and outdoor! If you love upcycling, playing with clay and creating lovely and Santa crafts you will love this! The finished DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern couldn’t be more adorable!
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen ! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day! In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue. You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well ( but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen )
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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 Fairy house light (or bird feeder) from plastic bottles - recycling
How much do your kids really know about recycling ? This time Amanda shows you how to make these cute fairy house night lights from simple plastic water bottles! We love to teach recycling through recycle crafts ! There are plenty of ways to encourage recycling ,like turning what would otherwise be garbage into fun craft projects! These cute fairy house night lights used to be empty plastic water bottles .
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DIY Easter - spring look and find sensory bottle (I spy bottle)
Just when it seems like spring will never come, we realize that it’s right around the corner. To help celebrate this beautiful and amazing season, create a fun craft that Kim (730 Sage Street ) calls a "look and find spring sensory bottle" ( I spy bottle ). You can turn this I spy bottle easily into a game: use 15 completely different items in the bottle then create a list of the things and make it a game to find all of them. So fun! Visit 730 Sage Street and create one fun spring I spy bottle with the kids:
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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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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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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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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 Fill the snowman game - fun fine motor game for toddlers
Create a snowman fine motor game for toddlers ! This fun little fill the snowman game ( by I Can Teach My Child ) is something your toddler can use over and over again all winter long! This simple winter game is great for fine motor control ( fitting an object through a hole ) and you can also add one-to-one correspondence practice by counting every ball that your child puts in the snowman. Head to icanteachmychild.com and learn how to make this fun little snowman game for your little ones:
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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 Felt & plastic bottle penguin - Christmas gift wrapping idea
Let us present you Creative Mamy'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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Ocean in a bottle - fun & quick summer craft for kids
Make an ocean in a bottle with 3 easy ingredients! This fun kids craft by Happy Hooligans is one of the fastest and easiest science activities for preschoolers! We L-O-V-E homemade toys and this fun ocean in a bottle toy is no exception. Discovery bottles are always fun, and the best: you can customize them as much as you want! They look so beautiful, and no matter what you fill them with. This ocean in a bottle is beautiful and SO easy to make. Get the tutorial and create one now:
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DIY plastic bottle Santa (Christmas decor)
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle Santa ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic yogurt bottles , and turning them into adorable S antas is one of them. These plastic bottle Santas are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle Santa doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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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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