Category Archives: Recycled Crafts

Recycled Shrinky Dink Heart Charm – Anatomically Correct

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Heart shaped keychain

Recycled shrinky dinks are one of the best and easiest recycled crafts out there. They are made from #6 plastic and permanent markers, both items that can be found in most households.

With this shrinky dink project, you will learn how to make an anatomically correct heart charm. Although it may seem somewhat morbid to some, to me the image of a real heart conveys science and love at the same time. Teach kids about reducing waste and anatomy at the same time.

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Upcycled T-shirt Bunting Banner

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Bunting banners are a cute way to decorate for a party. These upcycled bunting banners are easy to make using unwanted t-shirts and tools you probably already have. Add some color to your upcoming party in minutes with this fun DIY.

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Earth Day Recycled Planters – Tin Can Upcycle

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Celebrate Earth day with a recycled earth planter. This craft uses a world map to help the crafter paint a realistic world map effortlessly.

Fun for both the old and young and leaves you with a pretty and functional planter for your houseplants. Make it with the whole family so that you have a bunch of little earths to grow in.

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Recycled Teeny Tiny Books

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Bookbinding is a fun and functional art form that has so many variations to explore. Making a small simple book is a great way to dip your feet into the world of bookbinding in a super-easy way that even kids can enjoy.

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Pinecone Mobile Wall Hanging

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Simple and cute this little wall hanging can be made in about 15 minutes, is fun for kids, and cost almost nothing. If you are a knitter or crocheter this is a great way to use up any leftover yarn from other projects. 

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Upcycled Arm Warmers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It may be hot now but before we know it fall will return. Make some arm warmers to wear when cooler temperatures arrive. Find an old knit long sleeved top that’s wearing out and upcycle the sleeves. This beginner sewing project is a good way to practice your new skills.

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