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44 Crafts for Kids Using Items Around Your House

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My kids love to get crafty, just like their mama, and I’m trying to be more frugal with our crafting expenses since the kids will be home for a while and I see a lot of crafts for kids projects in our future to keep them entertained.

When I made our COVID-19 Daily Schedule for Kids While Home crafting was one of the things I added to our schedule and all of these craft projects are perfect for crafting with recycled materials from around your home.

Crafts for Kids Using Items Around Your House

One of the things I love about crafting is the possibilities are endless. Take some objects and let your (or your childs) imagination get to work. I think it’s safe to say most kid households have glue, construction paper, tape, scissors, and paint. Take those items with other items like paper bags, toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, egg cartons, and more to make some fun crafts for the kids!


Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Since toilet paper is sold out everywhere and people are hoarding it that means there will be a lot of empty toilet paper rolls laying around. Here are some craft ideas for kids using empty toilet paper rolls.

  1. Bunny & Ducky from Toy Story 4
  2. Paper Roll Flowers
  3. Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies
  4. Cardboard Tube Unicorns
  5. Fun DIY Kaleidoscope
  6. Toilet Paper Roll Houses
  7. Rocket Ships
  8. Rocket Paper Roll Craft
  9. Monsters
  10. Snakes
  11. Lady Bugs
  12. Animals – 60+ animals
  13. Race Cars
  14. Bird Feeders – make sure to grab some bird seeds
  15. Paper Roll Scribblers
  16. Japanese Flying Carp aka Mini Koinobori
  17. Airplane
  18. Fire Breathing Dragon
  19. Squids
  20. Shark Binoculars
  21. Super Hero Cuffs
  22. Heart Butterflies

Crafts Using Recycled Materials for Kids

Get crafty with your kids with items you probably have around your home already.

  1. Pistachio Bumble Bees
  2. Bunnies with free printable
  3. Envelopes using magazines or paper
  4. Baby Groot Planter
  5. Bean Bags + Toss Game – If you can’t sew, hot glue the fabric closed!
  6. Rainbow Wind Chime – Perfect for after you eat all those canned foods.
  7. Egg Carton Flowers
  8. 19+ Paper Bag Puppets
  9. Mix and Match flowers
  10. Minnie and Mickey Mouse Paper Plate Craft
  11. Scavenger hunt looking for items around the house (with printable)
  12. Origami – You can use any paper you have
  13. Cardboard Doll House
  14. Pirate Ship
  15. DIY Fidget Spinner
  16. Stress Balls
  17. Feed the Sharks sorting game
  18. Popsicle Stick Boats
  19. Milk Jug Bird Feeders – use the seeds leftover from the toilet paper roll bird feeders
  20. Button Turtles
  21. Shoebox Diorama
  22. Farm Animal Paper Bag Puppets
  23. DIY Moon Sand
Crafts for kids using recycled materials found at home

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