Plastic contamination is a terrible issue – the oceans are flooded with plastic waste, which even causes it’s entering into our food chain. Meaning, that we eat the fish, that has microplastics in their organisms. So plastic recycling seems like a good idea and true salvation not even to us, but our nature too.
Plastic bottles can be used for many DIY ideas, from making garden decorations, and brooms to ottoman seats. Its resilient, flexible, transparent and food-safe qualities allow us to creatively re-use them for many purposes. So many, that we’ve decided to create a whole post dedicated to plastic bottle recycling and upcycling ideas.
If you don’t have an opportunity to separate your waste for recycling, do not throw the beverage bottles out, it might become into a beautiful plastic bottle craft project while also helping our fragile ecosystem as well!
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Money, money, money! I have a really fun way for kids to keep track of their dimes and quarters today with our Water Bottle Piggy Banks Craft!
Having older kids, money is now kind of a big deal. Not only are their wants more expensive, but they also need actual cash for many different things, whether school activities, field trips, or to keep on hand when out with friends. We’ve gone over a number of different ways to save, and our Saving For… Kids Money Ledger Printable has been super useful for some of the bigger items. But these DIY Water Bottle Piggy Banks are a fun way to safely collect change for all. That includes myself, too.
No need to waste even more money by buying a piggy bank from the store, kids can simply make their own from water bottles! To make 2 of our DIY Water Bottle Piggy Banks you will need empty, clean, and dry water bottles. The shorter ones work best for piggies. Also gather together pink paper, googly eyes, pink pipe cleaners, pink wooden beads, hot glue, and scissors.
On one side of each bottle, cut out a slit about 2 inches long and Â½ inch wide. The long length of the slit should run the same way as the length of the bottle.
From the paper, cut out a piece for each bottle that will fit them by wrapping it around the bottles. The paper should be sized so there is about an inch of plastic showing at the bottom of the bottles and the spout part will be showing at the top of the bottles. Wrap each paper around each bottle and glue with your glue gun. Cut out the paper where you put the slits in the plastic so those are open. Make sure before you glue things on, the slit opening is at the top of the bottle when it is laying down.
Cut out 4 little pig ears from another piece of pink paper and cut out 2 little round circles the same size as the lids to the bottles.
Glue each circle to each bottle cap. Glue 2 little ears on each bottle on the edge of the paper nearest to the spout part. Stick 2 googly eyes on each bottle about halfway between the cap and the ears.
Turn the bottle over to the bottom side, the side opposite of the slit opening. Glue on 4 pink beads so they look like the pig’s legs. Spread them apart equally so when you turn it back over the pig will be standing on the four bead legs.
Cut a short piece of the pipe cleaner, twist it into a loose spiral, and glue it to the bottom of the bottle to look like the pig’s tail.
Drop some money into your bank and start saving! This is a great repurposed craft to find a use for those plastic water bottles instead of cluttering our landfills, especially with Earth Day approaching. Be sure to find more Earth Day ideas at Our Kid Things!
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This adorable Piglet Piggy Bank is one of my favorite crafting projects to do with the kids. Even without the kids, it’s a fun way to save your spare change and at the same time upcycle plastic bottles. When I saw crafters making this cute plastic bottle piggy bank, I knew I was in all too!
This crafting project is dear to my heart because I am a huge advocate of upcycling and recycling. Many of the crafting projects I create are made of things I upcycle. Recycling isn’t a relatively new concept and is a key part of sustainability. However, not everyone chooses to recycle, making it a harder effort than it really is.
People in America use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and some (if not most) of those don’t make it to the blue bin. Plastic is a huge source of pollution and even if in some small way we contribute to upcycling and recycling it makes a huge difference for us all!
Don’t panic though, there are ways you can still recycle even if you don’t have the traditional means of doing so. Plastic bottles present a unique way of recycling: reusing. That doesn’t mean you have to keep using the bottle for what it was intended but can rather create something new with it.
This easy and creative craft can turn your used plastic bottles into something fun and can be a great activity for the whole family — especially the kids! These are the types of crafting projects I hope to create with my granddaughter when she is old enough. This cute little Piggy Bank is sure to be one of our first.
There are so many different ways to create an enjoyable plastic bottle piggy bank for the kids, or for yourself.
All you need to create this Piggy Bank is:
For more instructions and a step-by-step tutorial click this link and check out how A Little Tipsy created one. I love the way she created hers and gets to spend time with her family having fun!
If you caught the recycling craft bug then there are so many other fun crafts you can do to help reuse some of those plastic bottles and keep them out of landfills. Getting your kids involved can be a great way to enjoy craft time with them as well as start them on the right path to sustainability.
If everyone made a plastic piggy bank with those 2.5 million bottles, people would probably start saving a lot of money — and the earth.
I hope you can enjoy recreating this wonderfully adorable Piglet Piggy Bank too. It’s a great way to upcycle, recycle, and spend some quality time crafting with your family.
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Last updated 25 Jul 2019 . 1 min read
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How do you best use your household waste?
There could be several things made from waste materials at home. And these crafts can also help your kids in their classroom projects. Hence the best out of waste craft ideas are most suitable to reuse waste materials and decorate your house.
Waste products can be of different kinds:
Organic waste such as kitchen waste, vegetables, flowers, leaves, fruits.
Toxic waste like old medicines, paints, chemicals, bulbs, spray cans, fertilisers and pesticide containers, batteries, shoe polish and,
Recyclable waste like paper, glass, metals, plastics.
What are the different types of waste that you can reuse?
Toxic waste can be dangerous and detrimental to health and bad for well-being of you and your family. It is important to get rid of them immediately. However, the other kind of waste can actually be a treasure trove! And it would be a great idea to reuse these waste.
When put to the right use, you can create useful things from waste material such as pretty handicrafts for your home, accessories or even toys for your kids!
It's a great way to reduce the waste produced by your house and do the planet a favour.
It is fun and a creative way to keep your children occupied in thier waste management projects.
Here are Top 27 out of waste ideas that can help you reduce household waste with craft and keep your kid busy:
Do your kids always lose one sock and make the pair useless? Take out those lonely socks from the waste and turn it into an adorable snowman! Here’s how:
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Because great books deserve great bookmarks and summer vacations are synonymous with eating lots of ice cream. Use the ice cream sticks to make adorable bookmarks.
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If your little child isn’t much of a reader, let him or her turn the ice cream sticks into a fighter plane instead.
With such Creative Art & Craft Ideas out of waste products, Parents can inculcate values of Simplicity in their Children!
Encourage your kids not to leave rinds from cold glasses on the furniture by encouraging them to make their own fun coasters.
(Tip: You can use this DIY for your kids in their waste material project for school.)
Turn those cold drink or water bottles into pretty vases and make your home go green, in more ways than one!
Your old milk or juice carton can be a little birdie’s home.
Turn scratchy old CDs into glittery fishes!
Keep pens and other stationary in a super cute pen stand made using this out of waste idea for spoons.
Add some music to your house using boring, old tin cans.
P.S. This project is best done with some adult supervision so help your kids out with this one!
Ta-da you have a new wind chime or should we say tin chime!
Turn a dreary plastic bottle into a pineapple pen stand that will instantly brighten your child’s desk.
Turn that old bean or soda can into a beautiful lantern for the festive season. Your little one will need your help with this one.
Turn every bedtime story into a puppet show with simple puppets made out of socks. They can be customised to look like your child’s favourite character too.
Display your favourite pictures ins fun photo frames made from popsicle sticks!
Out of waste DIY: Wondering how to make best out of waste from newspaper? Here’s one for you. Help your children create a piggy bank from an old waste bottle to teach them the value of both saving and reusing.
The next time you’re on a beach, bring it back home with you in a plastic bottle. This is probably one of the best out of waste ideas from plastic bottles, Here’s how:
If you’re someone who prefers mountains to beaches, worry not. Here’s another out of waste ideas to create your own personal snowfall. Wherever and whenever you wish!
Who said a crafts session couldn’t also be a science class?
Help your kids make a robot of their very own using simple matchboxes!
If robots aren’t your thing, you can use the matchboxes to make mini suitcases for dolls. And when the dolls aren’t going on vacation, they can be a handy place to store your child’s little baubles.
Convert a mundane clothespin into a pet crocodile!
Convert any old, frayed T-shirt into an attractive bag that your child can take to school or the beach!
Turn old tennis balls into a crafty and cute organiser for your home.
Use the remaining cardboard roll for toilet paper or aluminium foil to create a cool cartoon for your kid!
Create a beautiful and unique garland of lights from the leftover paper cups at your last party.
And you’re good to go!
Use an old shoebox and some straws that’ll keep the kids playing for hours!
Display your pictures in this innovative style!
The bottle may come out of the fridge once it is used but its cap can stay in the fridge forever.
Display it on your fridge! With these fun best out of waste ideas, nothing in your home will ever go waste again!
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Americans discard 35 billion plastic bottles annually. So? So, that equals 1 billion gallons of oil and 44 million cubic yards of landfill every year (source).
Looking for some easy inexpensive craft ideas? Right now, we are loving repurposed and recycled DIY projects made with plastic bottles. With so many fabulous ideas for recycling plastic bottles, you’ll think twice before throwing them away again! The list of possibilities is endless! I’m sharing just a few of those ideas with you today.
This is also a great opportunity to get your kids involved in and teach them about recycling and repurposing something as simple as a plastic bottle. These projects will also keep them busy over the Christmas holidays!
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