Recycled Craft For Kids

Recycled Craft For Kids

Recycled Craft For Kids

Many families are making the switch to reusable containers and attempting to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics. 

This is great news in terms of helping our environment, but it can also be frustrating when you have no idea what to do with all of those pesky plastic containers once they’ve outlived their usefulness. 

If you’re looking for new ways to encourage your kids to be eco-conscious and help the planet, look no further than this fun recycled craft for kids: a bird feeder made from a plastic milk jug. Plus, crafting with your children is a great way to spend time together and teach them the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Turn An Empty Plastic Milk Jug Into A Bird Feeder

One way to recycle an empty plastic milk jug is to turn it into a bird feeder. To do this, first, wash out the jug and remove the labels. 

Next, make a small hole in the bottom of the jug and two holes near the top on opposite sides. These holes will be used to thread a piece of string or wire through. 

Once the string is in place, tie a knot or use a bit of tape to secure it. Now fill the jug with bird seed and screw on the lid. Hang the feeder from a tree branch and enjoy watching the birds!

Spend Time Together And Teach Them The Importance Of Reducing, Reusing, And Recycling

Crafting with your kids is a great way to spend time together and teach them the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. 

Whether you choose to make something as simple as paper plates or go all out with intricate decorations, crafting can be a great way to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the landfill.

A Milk Jug Is A Perfect Size For Many Birds

such as nuthatches, titmice, chickadees, and wrens.

Birds like to eat seeds, suet, fruits, and berries. They also like insects (including grubs), worms, and the occasional bit of meat or fish. A few species will even eat bread or pasta!

To Make One Bird Feeder, You Will Need One Empty Plastic Milk Jug

For smaller birds, you can use a recycled glass milk jug instead of a plastic bottle.

If there are no flowers in your yard to attract bees and butterflies, try adding some of your own by planting seeds or plants that attract the insects out into the open where they’ll have more food and water. You might even see some butterflies on your window or walls!

The next step is to cut off about 6 inches of the top of the bottle using scissors or a knife. This will leave an opening at least 4 inches wide enough for birds (and bees) to get inside easily when it’s time for lunchtime snacks!

Remove The Label From The Jug And Wash It Thoroughly

Wash the jug thoroughly with warm water and a sponge. Rinse well, then dry completely.

  • Don’t use a dishcloth or sponge to clean it, because they will leave lint behind.
  • Don’t put the bottle in the dishwasher, even if it says “dishwasher safe.” The pressure of the water in your dishwasher could cause the bottle to break or burst, which is dangerous for everyone!

Rinse Out The Inside Of The Jug

Rinse out the inside of the jug, dry it, and then poke eight small holes in the top and bottom using an ice pick or large nail.

Make sure to use a sharp tool to poke these holes so that they don’t break through the plastic. You also want to make sure they are small enough that birds can’t get their heads stuck in them!

Thread A Piece Of String Through Each Hole To Create A Handle For Hanging

  • Thread a piece of string through each hole to create a handle for hanging.
  • Use a needle or a piece of wire to thread the string through the holes.
  • Make sure that your string is long enough to hang your bird feeder from a tree branch.
  • If you want, you can use some strong twine instead of regular cotton thread to make the handles sturdier and more durable.

The Bottle With Seeds 

Fill the bottle with seeds or other food for the birds that live near you. The birdseed will attract a variety of birds during different seasons. 

You can also fill it with sunflower seeds, millet, or any type of bird food that you know is popular in your area. Put one layer in the bottom of the bottle and then add another layer on top. Filling your feeder this way will help ensure that all types of birds can get access to their favorite foods at once! 

fun recycled craft for kids

Creating a fun recycled craft for kids can get them excited about recycling.

Recycling is an important part of our lives, and it’s especially important for kids to learn about recycling as early as possible. Recycling teaches them that they can make useful new things out of materials that would otherwise just be thrown away. It also teaches them to be creative with the things around them, which is important for their own personal growth and development.

It’s also a good way for kids (and adults) to spend time together! A fun recycled craft project allows the family to bond over something creative and practical at the same time.


It’s important to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in our kids from an early age, so they will carry it with them into adulthood. Do you want to be a hero for the earth? Start by making your own recycled craft for kids!

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