Fun Crafts that Repurpose Items in the Recycle Bin

The beginning of summer also marks the end of school for the kids. And what better way to have some fun quality time with them than crafting — especially when using sustainable materials! 

Here are a few unique craft ideas using items you probably have in your recycling bin right now:

Bird Feeders from Plastic Bottles

Kids thrive when they spend more time enjoying nature. And feeding the neighborhood birds is a fantastic way to help the local fauna find some seeds when it’s time for lunch. 

Most homes with kids will have a soda or juice bottle among their recyclables, and this craft is so easy that you could have your upcycled bird feeder ready for visitors in as little as ten minutes. 

It doesn’t require a lot of special tools either, so you don’t have to be a crafting pro to make one. It’s excellent to do with younger kids, and you can enjoy watching different species of birds visit your feeder together as a family. 

Foosball Tables from Shoeboxes

It’s true — you can make a fully functional foosball table with a shoebox and a few other materials. While it’s a slightly more involved project than the plastic bottle bird feeder, foosball tables are more interactive and can be a source of fun for a long time. 

If you’re already crafty, you probably have most of the materials you need. However, you may need special items like a table tennis ball, wooden pegs, or acrylic paint to complete this craft. 

Wind Chimes from Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are so versatile, you can even use them to make wind chimes. 

You’ll want to pick up some fun, colorful beads if you don’t already have them to make these chimes. The satisfaction of hearing your chimes sway in the summer wind will be worth every minute of creating this craft!

If You Can’t Repurpose, Call Rubbish Works

Not everything can be easily upcycled. When you need an eco-friendly way to haul away junk, turn to Rubbish Works for our junk removal and recycling services. Reach out to us at 800-501-9324 to get a free estimate for your trash removal today!

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