Upcycled Craft Ideas? Older kids tend to think more eco-friendly as well as still have the need to express their artistic and creative side. We scoured different sites to find these 21 upcycled craft ideas for older kids to enjoy. While not all of them will be a great fit, there are a lot of ideas sure to catch their attention.
What is an upcycling project?
Just about any material can be transformed into something else. The best upcycling projects take an item that was no longer used and turn it into something that is now a prized piece in your home.
This is eco-friendly as you are using something that may have ended up in a landfill. Talk about the Earth Day concept! Jeepers – upcycled crafts literally turn someone’s trash into someone else’s treasure!
21 Upcycled Craft Ideas for Older Kids
For older kids? Well, some of these would work for younger kids too but you would need to be close enough to help with the hot glue gun, sewing machine, etc.
Don’t think I left the littles out – we have talked before on crafts for them like my Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids article that upcycles toilet paper tubes!
I have done the Nim’s Island Study Unit and Island in a Jar Craft Idea, Harry Potter Study Unit and Hedwig Owl Craft for Kids, and even Fun Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids before so crafts are not a new thing that I am talking about.
So, let’s get started!
How about a mason jar pencil holder?
You can always make a monogrammed galvanized jar!
A recycled vase craft is always a hit.