Find inspiration in the recycle bin as you learn how to make musical instruments from flower pots, gargoyles from coffee trays and relief carvings from drywall. These lesson plans and ideas will inspire you to reduce, reuse and recycle!
Kids can roll up their work and slip it inside of these personalized tubes.
Students will learn about mosaics as they create a bean mosaic using dry legumes and seeds.
Ages: 5-8 yrs, 8-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 14 yrs+
Grades: K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Levels: Primary, Junior, Middle School, High School
These easy and personalized bubble frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
Learn how to make a basket for Easter using recycled materials. This is a wonderful springtime activity for primary school children.
These cute Christmas trees can be made using recycled egg cartons.
You can create dragonflies using wooden clothes pegs, paint (or markers) and paper.
Ages: 5-8 yrs, 8-11 yrs
Grades: K-2, Grades 3-5
Levels: Primary, Junior
Drums are an important part of life and ceremony in many cultures. Here is a simple method for you and your students to create a fun sounding drum as you celebrate the cultures of the world.
Using coffee filters, magic markers (or paint) and water, you can make delightful butterfly sculptures.
Students will create coffee filter butterflies using tissue paper or food coloring.
Learn how to make fantastic gargoyles using paper take-out coffee trays and paper mache pulp.
Ages: 8-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 14 yrs+
Grades: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Levels: Junior, Middle School, High School
A great gift idea that makes use of recycled materials found around the home.
Kids can recycle as they turn trash into treasure for teachers, grandparents and friends.
Got milk cartons? Here are some ideas one how you can recycle them into art!
Students can create a cosmic mobile while learning about outer space.
This drama lesson encourages children to be creative as they design costumes using recycled materials. In this case, the theme is water.
Ages: 14 yrs+
Grades: Grades 9-12
Levels: High School
Craft sticks and glue are all you need to create this unique picture frame.
Students will recycle plastic cutlery and paper plates to make chimes.
Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts in the graveyard.
Students will recycle egg cups and paper roll tubes.
Kids can make these wind chimes using items from the hardware store.
At the heart of Kuttlefish is the basic idea that reusing or recycling a material is good – that materials are worth something, even after they are thrown away. Find out all about them, here.
You can make a cool flowerpot recipe holder. Perfect for Mother’s Day of for a favorite teacher.
Learn how to make a dumbek or conga drum with materials from your garden shed.
Ages: 5-8 yrs, 8-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs
Grades: K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Levels: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Using a nylon stocking and some grass seed, your students will see how fast grass grows.
Students will experiment with sound as they create and decorate a harp box.
Your kids will love creating these little characters and they’ll have loads of imaginary fun playing with them too!
Beautiful step-by-step lesson plan packs created by KinderArt for children in grades K-6