Earth Day Kids Crafts and Toys with Repurposed Materials

Making your own toys from things around the house is a fantastic way to help the planet. Very low carbon footprint, and when you’re done playing with them, they can even be recycled. Here’s a little round-up of some favorite earth-friendly projects.

Happy Earth Day!

Recycled Denim Ball

Tin Can Telephones

Wall Hanging Box Aquarium

Cereal Box Marble Run

Cereal Box Dollhouse

Earth Day Coloring Sheet

9 Comments

  1. April 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I love that marble run. We make a lot of toys out of cardboard around here too. Currently, we have three small houses for my daughter's stuffed animals - she likes to furnish them with things made out of Duplos. We also use egg cartons for doll furniture, and lately for bird feeders outside.

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  2. April 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    love these ideas, and many many more from your website. i've linked this from my blog because it was too good not to share. thanks so much.

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  3. April 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Realy great this marble run ! Do you mind if I translate this idea for french readers on my blog, indicating your authership?

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    1. April 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Thanks everyone! Sinje - Yes, that would be great! Thanks!

  4. April 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

    These are Rad Joel, The Marble run and doll house are right up our street. We've been making little scenes using the corner of a box as a sort of stage. Humpty dumpty does a particularly good job of falling off the wall of this corner. I'm thinking we need to have a go at furnishing our corner with some modernist cardboard furniture:) Thanks

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    1. April 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Oh yeah, and the aquarium, that's definitely going to to get a look in:)

  5. April 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I love them all!!

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  6. April 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

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  7. April 26, 2012 at 7:03 am

    the aquarium is fantastic... as all your creations! I love your style, so essential! We brought on holiday your paper city... thank you very much!!

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