Summer Fruit Recycled Craft

By: Courtney Sanchez from
Summer Fruit Recycled Craft
Summer Fruit Recycled Craft
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Get rid of all of those empty wooden spools in your sewing kit with the Summer Fruit Recycled Craft. This summer craft project lets your kids transform boring wooden spools into adorable fruit-themed crafts. Watch as your kids change your sewing left-overs into pineapples, strawberries, and kiwis! This kids painting project is a great activity for those rainy days when your kids are stuck indoors. Top your creations with pipe cleaners for fruit stems to add a cute touch. This budget-friendly craft is a great way to upcycle wooden spools into fun fruit decor!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint, Pipe Cleaners, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniquePainting




Age GroupPre-Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

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I have some wooden spools and was wondering what to do,with them. These little fruits are really cute, and I could see gluing on a few little tiny beads for the strawberry one, or the pineapple one to give it some dimension and texture. Add some ribbon or fishline to hang these into a garland shape. These would be cute placed here and there in the kitchen for some whimsy! Fun idea, thanks for sharing!

#BESTIDEAEVER- save those thread spools and paint them like fruits, or maybe monsters, or princesses - young people will have lots of ideas for decorating the spools maybe even gluing them into sculptures. Fun boredom buster for the summer.


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