Recycling and Upcycling Art Ideas

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!

Paper Cup Mummy Craft

These little mummy cups are so sweet and while I wouldn’t recommend drinking out of them, they would make ideal containers for candies, pencils or glow sticks.

Paper Roll Binoculars

Children can recycle cardboard paper rolls to create some make-believe binoculars for bird watching.

Simple Noisemakers/Shakers

These noisemakers – made from raisin boxes or other small containers – are perfect for little hands.

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