Blog Party – Recycled Crafts For Older Kids and Teens

party-clip-art-10I want to say a special thank you to everyone who contributed to this blog “party”!  I got some wonderful ideas and can’t wait to share them all with the head art teacher!  Kick back and get ready to be inspired by all of these great recycled crafts!

First up we have Valerie from Atlanta Mom of Three who shared several ideas ranging from cardboard box bookmarks to clothespin magnets and more!

Atlanta Mom of Three

Atlanta Mom of Three

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Next, we have Lauren and Tami from Side By Side Design who offered some neat ways for the kids to recreate famous works of art using recycled household materials such as cereal boxes and soda bottles!sunflowers

Side By Side Design

Side By Side Design

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Sarah at My Beautiful, Magic, Sometimes Dramatic – Life  shared her idea for an easy homemade bird feeder made with items from nature.

My BMSD Life

My BMSD Life

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Here’s a cool idea from James at Dad’s Round Table on how to create your own comic book!  This would be great for the budding artists out there, especially the boys, who seem to be a tougher sell when it comes to arts and crafts!

James

James Hudyma

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Motherhood Is An Art, aka the very artistic Melissa, offered new and fun ways to repurpose old furniture such as drawers, tables and a even a piece of wainscot left over from a remodel.

Motherhood is an Art

Motherhood is an Art

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Amber, an actual Elementary art teacher, suggested using ideas from famous artists (such as Matisse) and making them your own.

Matisse inspired name panels

Matisse inspired name panels

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Finally, here’s a sampling of some of the projects I found.

Look at this cute way to turn old dvds and cds into coasters.cds

You can also repurpose old, plain mugs or tea cups using only a Sharpie and the oven!mug

Think old wine bottles are trash?  Try this instead!chalkboard wine bottles

Have a ton of old buttons laying around the house?  Turn them into a bowl!bowl

Need a new, uniquely designed clock? Try making one from an old record and some magazines!clock

These are just a few of the ideas I found on the internet.  For a larger list of projects and websites with more ideas, please check out my Recycled Crafts Board on Pinterest.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this party!  Be sure to click on the links to check out everyone’s official blog posts for more ideas and instructions!

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