Time to create some fun trash to treasure art projects with these awesome recycled Halloween crafts. Carving out special crafting time is the perfect way to spend quality time with your child while decorating your home with eco-friendly spooky fun! We scoured the internet for our favorite recycled Halloween crafts because we believe you can do some really cool things with items you have around your house. See for yourself by checking out our top 13 list below.
Top 13 Recycled Halloween Crafts
1. Hardware Halloween Pumpkin: This is the perfect Jack o’ Lantern for the handy family! Just head to the garage and you can find inspiration all around you. Your junk drawer or tool box will provide endless creativity.
2. Trash Bag Spiderwebs: I love these because they will last for years. They fold up small enough to add to your halloween decor bin and are cool enough to pull out year after year.
3. Sweet Vintage Doily Ghosts: You can always find doilies at the thrift store. Or maybe you have some hidden in your linen closet? The kids will get a kick out of seeing these transform into sweet ghosts for halloween. The Cleopatra eyes are cracking me up.
4. DIY Spiderweb Frame: Spruce up your door with this awesome painted picture frame and yarn. Grab an old frame or pick one up from the thrift store, and follow this tutorial for the perfect spooky spiderweb. So cute!
5. Eggshell Ghost Mobile: Let’s get crackin’ with this fun eggshell craft. Make sure to sterilize the eggs– and then let your child go to town with drawing ghost faces. My daughter has a blast with these, and they look so cute hanging from the ceiling!
6. Paper Mache Puppets: Puppets are always a fun way to entertain kids. And in our house, we even use them to help us get the kids attention. Our puppets have been known to ask the kids to pick up their toys and set the table.
7. Frankenstein Craft: We are always suckers for toilet paper roll crafts— and this Frankenstein is no exception. Did you notice the golf tees in his head— pure awesomeness!
8. Glow Stick Lanterns: This is simple and so fun! Recycle a few jars with lids and add some colorful glow sticks for some nighttime fun. This would be a cool Halloween night light for bedtime.
9. Frankenstein Monster Can: I love a good upcycled can for art projects. Save those large kitchen cans to create the cutest Frankenstein. And for some extra fun, glue the pieces to magnets, so you can move the face around.
10. Recycled Water Bottle Ghosts: Make some fun glowing ghosts using recycled bottles for the base. Your child will enjoy making a little ghost family made out of cheese cloth and fabric scraps.
11. Paper Mache Trick or Treat Basket: There is something so special about making your own trick-or-treat bag. Yes, you could get a $1 plastic pumpkin from the store– but we both know that recycling newspapers for a craft project is way more eco-friendly and fun!
12. DIY Cardboard Haunted House: I am in love with this cardboard playhouse! Have your child help you paint their not-so-scary haunted house for some endles imagination play.
13. DIY Milk Jug Lanterns: We all go through gallons on milk or juice, so why not give them a second life before they head to the recycling bin? Your kids will love getting a chance to use those “off-limits” sharpie markers too!
What recycled Halloween crafts will you make this year?
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