Recycling Week 2020 - Recycled Indoor Arts and Crafts for Kids

Recycling Activities for Kids

Following on from our blogs earlier this week, our final blog is all about Recycling Week 2020. In this blog, you will find out how to make sustainable living a part of your kids fun and games time too! We have lovingly put together some free downloadable instructions for a range of indoor arts and crafts. Each activity uses sustainable materials and household objects that you would recycle. You can repurpose these materials for fun activities with the family. 

Kids Globe

At Jaques of London, we have a growing range of toys designed to encourage creativity. We also love Wooden Toys for Kids – a more natural and high quality alternative to plastic toys and come packaged in recyclable packaging. 

The included arts and crafts activities have numerous benefits for children including… 

  • Self-expression through creative activities. 

  • The ability to communicate their ideas and explain their thinking.  

  • Developing confidence to try out new ideas and methods.  

  • Fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  

  • Teaches children how to take care of our planet. 

  • Encourages shared responsibility.  

  • Inspires curiosity about recycling and why it is important.  

  • Positive effect on mental health. 

    Activity 1 - Plastic Bottle Animal Pen Pots

    Put those unwanted, empty plastic bottles to good use by turning them into a cute (and handy!) pen pot. Click here to find out how. 

    Activity 2 - Egg Box Animals

    These egg box animals are simply adorable! Kids LOVE animals and this activity can be easily adapted according to your kid's interests! Here we have instructions on how to make an egg box turtle!

    Activity 3 - Toilet Roll Octopus Friends

    The cardboard inner tube of toilet roll can be utilised in so many ways! This is just one way to reuse your cardboard loo rolls - click here to find out how.

    Kids recycling

    Make sure you share what you got up to during Recycling Week 2020 on Instagram using #recyclingweek2020 and tag @jaquesoflondon.  


    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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