54 Kids Activities and Easy Kids Crafts from Household Items
The best part about these easy kids crafts? You already have most of the materials in your home!
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Kids absolutely love playing outside in the summertime. Some kids, though, might want to sit around and eat Cheetos while watching repeats of Dora the Explorer. Instead of letting them raise your cable bill through the roof, teach your little ones the essence of saving by making simple craft ideas with household items. Get creative with your recyclable materials, and try your hand at these 54 Kids Activities and Easy Kids Crafts from Household Items.
Don't break the bank this summer on expensive toy crafts for kids. These easy crafts with household items are much more budget-friendly and are sure to provide the kids with hours of entertainment.
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Educational Crafts with Common Household Items
These crafts with household items will help teach your little ones the value of recycling and preserving the environment. Also, your kids will learn a great deal from being able to create kids crafts with recycled materials.
With these recycled crafts, kids can create a terranium or an aquarium to learn about their favorite animals, or they can get a little physics lesson as they create their own water-powered rocket. Who would have guessed that crafts with household items could be so beneficial to a child's development?
Making crafts out of recycled materials is always a fun and inexpensive way to have fun with your kids. Grab your free copy of our eBook to get more recycled craft ideas: Cheap and Easy Crafts for Kids: 9 Recycled Crafts
Easy Household Crafts from Paper
Utilize leftover cardboard boxes and old paper for these crafts with common household items. Free kids' crafts are great ways to keep your little ones occupied.
Cut up and decorate cardboard, and have your kids use their creativity and imagination when making these easy projects for kids. Paper crafts like these are easy for kids of all ages, so these thrifty kids' craft ideas are a gold mine for busy days.
Homemade Toys Using Household Items
Kids always want more toys, no matter if they are tweens or toddlers. Instead of buying pricey cars, Thomas the Tank Engine trains, and superhero action figures, help your kids make their very own toys.
Easy and cheap toy making patterns can be hard to find, but now you can try creating these toys at home without spending a cent. Crafts using household items are a great way to make your own games and toys, and truthfully, sometimes it's the thrifty toys that kids love best! Once you're done making these kids' crafts with your little ones, you will have turned trash into treasured memories together.
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Cool After School Activities with Household Items
Instead of sitting around playing video games, get your kids to try these fun crafts to do with household items. You can help make these easy recycled crafts for kids.
Try giving some of these projects away as gifts to friends or teachers. Each one of these recycled crafts is a great boredom buster with the added bonus of having to spend no money.
With these household items, kids can create thrifty art projects or make castles and fairy houses to play pretend. Any one of these affordable kids' activities turns the time after school into a time filled with fun!
DIY Jewelry with Household Items
Your little girls can get creative by making their very own jewelry with these DIY crafts with household items. These jewelry making ideas are full of glam, glitter and style.
Kids can create this jewelry for themselves or give it away as a gift. We've shown you tons of thrifty kids' crafts to help you use your recyclables, but with these pieces of jewelry, everyone will know how genius your green crafting skills really are. Plus, these craft ideas are a great way to teach kids the value of accessorizing on the cheap!
Put your recycled materials to use with our collection. All these recycled crafts are organized by material, so it'll make it easier for you to decide what you can do with your recylables: Trash to Treasure: 92 Recycled Crafts
What recycled materials do you like to use in your crafts?
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