Completely upcycled homemade wrapping paper made with baby food and baby food caps

Completely Upcycled Homemade Wrapping Paper for Teacher’s Gift

I was gathering supplies to give to Henry’s teachers for Christmas. They have asked parents for gifts for their classrooms instead of gifts for them personally. So, I emptied out my craft cupboard and have [probably] fully stocked them up! And then I realized I had absolutely no wrapping paper in the house left. Shucks. […]

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26 Tin Can Crafts & Activities For Kids!

Upcycling is free. Upcycling is versatile. Upcycling can be done with things you have on hand. Tin can crafts and activities are a great way to upcycle! Tin cans… I have a lot on hand, at all times! Here are 26 tin can crafts, activities, holiday ideas, as well as music makers that you can do- with […]

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Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  “We have to save this and paint with it later!” That’s how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow […]

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Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

These are some fun to make, homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make! Henry and I rummaged through our recycling bins to find some tin cans in various shapes and sizes, including some lids. Believe me, there’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin! Upcycle whatever you can for […]

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Make Your Own Telescope Craft for Kids

The boys and I made this super simple telescope craft out of a recycled International Delight creamer bottle. I’ve said it many times, but raiding the recycling bin has so much potential and so much fun that’s free! I have a Upcycling Recyclables board on Pinterest that I keep handy to find new stuff to do with my recycling! We saw […]

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Reuse Lotion for a Smelling Sensory Activity

A sensory activity can be done with almost anything! As the simplify part of the Seventh Generation 7 day Journey to Natural Beauty, I did some spring cleaning and found an entire basket full of lotions that I haven’t touched in years probably.   Simplify My Routine: Reuse Before Throwing Out Since I don’t use […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Bubble Wrap Printed Shamrock

Get creative and paint some shamrocks as a St. Patrick’s Day craft using bubble wrap! Packaging almost always gets reused in this house before it gets recycled or trashed. Before we made our Bubble Pop Roads, Henry made a print with the bubble wrap [or 'pops']. I’m loving that St Patrick”s is coming up because I can […]

Stamped Heart Valentine’s Day Art Project

A Valentine’s Day art project that kids and even toddlers can do on their own! Upcycle a toilet paper towel tube to make an abstract heart art project! Be sure to be inspired by all our Valentine’s Day projects we’ve been doing! [There's also a ton on our Valentine's Day Pinterest board!]   Time to […]