Recycled Arts and Crafts Projects For The Garden!

Recycled Arts and Crafts

On the 21st September 2020 we are going green for Recycle Week 2020and you can too! Here at Jaques of London, we fully support the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

 You can make recycling for kids fun and engaging by getting them involved in these garden-inspired arts & craft activities. 

Bundles of benefits 

During lockdown, families had plenty of quality time to spend together indoors and out in the garden or local green spaces. Therefore, we decided to dedicate one of our blogs this week to creating fun additions to your gardens using unwanted packaging/objects. These arts and crafts activities for kids (and adults!) provide the perfect opportunity for screen-free fun. Moreover, engaging in creative activities has numerous benefits for kids.

These benefits include…  

Kids recycling activities
  • Development of fine motor skills when performing tasks such as cutting and drawing. 

  • Opportunity for self-expression and imaginative freedom.

  • Development of key skills such as using scissors and folding paper.  

  • Experimentation with patterns, colours, and overall aesthetics.  

  • The ability to communicate ideas to others and explaining creative choices.  

  • Mental wellbeing – arts and crafts have proven positive effects on mental health.  




Recycling Activities for Kids

Activity 1Make Your Own Cute Decorative Planters 

What better way to use unwanted plastic by turning it into a fun addition to your garden!? Download instructions here for this quirky, crafty, creative project! 

Activity 2 - Make Your Own Bird Feeders – Owl Design 

Reuse your rubbish AND help the wildlife even more by feeding them! Click here to find out how to make your own recycled bird feeder! 

Activity 3- Tin Can Wind Chime 

Use your empty metal tins to create a beautiful and calming windchime to hang in your garden. Click here to find out how.  



kids garden recycling games

The above activities are only a drop in the ocean! There are so many ways you can get creative with rubbish or unwanted objects!

 Kids will love these arts and crafts activities, and it is the perfect opportunity for real play away from the screen. 

Our beautiful signature gift packaging is made of recyclable card and paper. We try, wherever possible, to not use plastic packaging for our products.   


Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.

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