Make staying at home fun with these recycled crafts for kids. Find these materials around your home and keep the kids busy for hours.

Make A Recycled Space Suit

Fly me to the moon… Turn those old packaging bits and bobs into an adventure!

Make this astronaut pack with 2 empty bottles, some coloured paper, tape and some ribbon, and get the kids role playing!

Got a box? It would make the perfect helmet.

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Team it up with the book Whatever Next by Jill Murphy so you can all go on this space journey together. See the full tutorial and a reading of the book on YouTube here.

Unicorn Paper Plate Hat

Looking for a quick and easy fun recycled craft activity for kids?

You can get creative with this one and create lots of different animal hats, just change the ears.

Here’s a video on how to makes the Unicorn Paper Plate Hat:

Here are some more ideas of hat you could make: Giraffe, Cat Ears, Ram, Bear Ears, Lady Bird Antlers.

DIY (Doll)House

This will keep the kids busy for hours!

A fun recycled craft idea for the kids, they can easily build and decorate their own (doll)house using cardboard and other old material.

It’s very low cost but really fun to make. See the full tutorial here.

Egg Carton Flowers

Brighten up your day with some egg carton flowers.

Parents can help by cutting the egg carton, and then let the kids go wild with paint! Just add a straw as the stem and voila! You’ve got your egg carton flowers.

See the full tutorial on QiDZ here.

Recycled Car Garage

This is a great one for pretend play and doesn’t cost a thing!

For the car, train (and tram) mad kids, make a simple garage by cutting out small door flaps on either side of the box and let the stories and “toot toot” sounds begin.

If you also have toilet paper rolls, these make excellent tunnels! You can also add an egg carton as trees and mountains.

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See the full tutorial on QiDZ here.

Marble Maze Paper Plates

Older kids can challenge their friends by creating a range of different marble mazes using paper plates and straws!

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Instead of a marble, we use Malteasers – and play for the chocolate covered gold nuggets.

You have to move the marble around the course in the maze by only moving the plate.

To make it even trickier for your challenger, cut strategically placed holes in the plate, big enough for the marbles to fall through.

See the full tutorial here.

DIY Indoor Bowling

Check out this fun DIY indoor bowling game.

Get the whole family involved in this and get competitive, plus it’s super easy to make.

You just need some plastic bottles, beans, paper, pen and a ball. Make an afternoon of it and have a bowling competition with your family.

 Origami Flowers

Get the kids engaged and focused by making origami flowers.

Just need a few pieces of paper in different colours, pop on the video and keep the kids busy.

See the video and full tutorial here.

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