Recycle simple home items into fun crafts and activities for kids.
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MAKE A BRACELET
All you need are plastic bottles, scissors, and string!Get tutorial here!
CREATE A GIRAFFE HERD!
What you will need:
Paper
Scissors
Pen
Glue or glue stick
Get all the details HERE.
CLEARLY ART
Do you have a ton of old craft paints or finger paints taking up space? Send the kids outside with it, along with some spray bottles of water, brushes, and their imaginations to create some animal art on the windows! (Thanks to messforless.com for the idea!)
Have them recreate their favorite zoo animals (using any of our photos from the Jackson Zoo Instagram or Facebook pages) and then snap a photo before they disappear! You can even send us your faves, we’ll post about them!
MAKE YOUR OWN MOJO
You will need an empty toilet paper roll, construction paper, pipe cleaner, googly eyes, popsicle sticks, craft glue, marker, and scissors.
RECYCLE TIPS:
Old greeting cards can be used in place of construction paper.
Buttons can be used instead of googly eyes.
Garbage bag ties or old straws can be used instead of pipe cleaner.
Get your paper to be the chosen color with crayons or markers before you assemble.
Original craft available on Pinterest
COLOR THE CHIMPANZEE
Download the Coloring Page in PDF (courtesy of supercoloring.com)