Craft projects kids can make with everyday household items.


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Paper Tubes - What You Can Make With Tubes

Over 80 pictured crafts and dozens of more ideas. by Boyds Mills Press,Margie Hayes Richmond (Editor) - Published 1997

Bottle Cap Flower Magnet

Create colorful flower magnets with plastic bottle caps. All free Crafts

Budding Artist Canisters

Empty cans make great holders for pens, scissors and more. I Love to Create

Cardboard Tube Minion Craft

Crafts by Amanda

CD Spinners

Frugal Fun for Boys

Christmas Card Wreath

Kids of all ages, even toddlers, will enjoy this holiday craft. eHow

Coffee Can Bank

Enchanted Learning

Colorful Windsock

Ideal for spring winds and summer breezes, this wind sock is easy and fun to make Highlights

Glow-in-the-Dark Firefly Jar

Recycle jar. Come Together Kids


Lollipop Ghost

Learn how to make a lollipop ghost for Halloween using a plastic bag. Kids will love making them and giving them to friends.

Magazine/Paper File Crafts

Turn large cereal boxes into file for magazines and papers. Enchanted Learning

Milk Carton Bird Feeder


Milk Carton Easter Basket

Kids will love creating their own Easter basket. This project recycles a plastic milk carton.

Oatmeal Box Cradle

A simple to make cradle made from an oatmeal box and decorated with paper or fabric scraps. Enchanted Learning

Panda Finger Puppet

Make a panda finger puppet from toilet paper roll. DLTK's Sites Growing Together

Paper Bag Bunny

Recycle brown paper bags into a Easter decoration. Pam's Place

Pirate Hat

Newspaper pirate hat. Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Plastic Bottle Jump Rope

Make a jump rope with plastic bottles and rope around the house. If you don't have rope, you can braid plastic bags. Learn more. Zakka Life

Rain Sticks

Recycle cardboard potatoe chip canisters are used to make lovely sounding instrument - a rain stick. Dick Blick

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Create scarecrow with cardboard tubes, scrap fabric, buttons and felt. Free Kids Crafts

Soda Bottle Wind Spinner

Recycle a soda bottle into this fun, easy wind spinner. Free Craft Unlimited

Soda Can Tab Belt

Recycle soda can tabs into a stylish belt.


Telescope make with a paper tube. Craft Project Ideas

Tin Can Stilts

Create stilts with large tin can and heavy string. Hours of fun! PBS Kids

Tissue Box Easter Basket

Pick out a pretty tissue box and turn it into an Easter basket. Making

Tom the Turkey Can

Great children's project... This project can also be used as a magnet or wreath. Craft Elf

Valentine Card Holders

Transform a Shoebox Into a Valentine Holder Scrapbook Etc.


Wreath - Plastic Bag Wreath

A fun way to recycle plastic grocery bags is to make a holiday wreath.

Yarn Bottles

Recycle clean plastic bottles by decorating with yarn. Free recycling craft project. Dick Blick

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