Top 5 eco-friendly crafts for kids

EEsther December 25, 2023 7:01 AM

Looking for some fun, easy, and eco-friendly crafts for your kids? You're in the right place! These crafts help kids learn about sustainability while they have fun. They use recycled and natural materials, making them a great way to introduce kids to the concepts of reusing and recycling. Plus, they're perfect for rainy days, school holidays, or just a fun weekend activity. So, let's dive into the top 5 eco-friendly crafts for kids.

1. Homemade bird feeder

Materials: An empty toilet paper roll, peanut butter, bird seeds.


  1. Spread peanut butter all over the toilet paper roll.
  2. Roll it in bird seeds, until it's fully covered.
  3. Hang it on a tree branch using a string.

This craft is not only eco-friendly, but it also helps kids learn about birds and nature.

2. DIY rainstick

Materials: A cardboard tube, aluminum foil, rice, and tape.


  1. Twist the aluminum foil into a long, thin rope and stuff it into the cardboard tube.
  2. Pour rice into the tube.
  3. Tape both ends of the tube.

This craft is a fun way to create a musical instrument using recycled materials.

3. Nature collage

Materials: Natural materials (like leaves, twigs, flowers), a piece of cardboard, and glue.


  1. Collect a variety of natural materials during a walk in the park or backyard.
  2. Arrange these materials on the cardboard.
  3. Glue them down.

A nature collage is a beautiful way to use natural, renewable resources in crafting.

4. Recycled material art project

Materials: Recycled materials (like newspaper, bottle caps, buttons), a blank canvas (a piece of cardboard works too), and glue.


  1. Decide on an art design.
  2. Apply glue on the canvas.
  3. Stick the recycled materials on the canvas according to the design.

This craft is excellent for teaching kids about recycling and creativity.

5. DIY seed paper

Materials: Recycled paper, seeds, a blender, a pan, and a screen.


  1. Tear the paper into small pieces and blend it with water.
  2. Mix in the seeds.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the screen and let it dry.

Seed paper can be planted in a pot or garden, making it a great way to teach kids about plant life cycle.

And there you have it! Five fun, creative, and eco-friendly crafts that you can do with your kids. Remember, crafting is supposed to be fun, so don't worry about making everything perfect.

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