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22+ Kids Halloween Crafts From Recycled Materials

Last Updated: October 26, 2021By Tags: , , , , ,

Save up your recycling for these 22+ kids Halloween crafts from recycled materials. We are using all sorts of easily found resources here from egg cartons, jars, milk jugs, and lids to toilet and cardboard rolls/ tubes. In fact, we have so many fabulous toilet and cardboard roll crafts that we have created an entire section for them all! So if you are after a fun craft for Halloween whether it be spooky, creepy, or quite sweet, you are sure to find something amongst this round-up.

22+ Kids Halloween Crafts From Recycled Materials

kids halloween crafts made from recycled materials

Egg Cartons

Such an amazing variety of Halloween crafts can be made from egg cartons. Copy the ideas below or use them as inspiration to create your own unique egg carton crafts.

1. Egg Carton Pumpkin Wreath

egg carton pumpkin wreath

Recycled crafts are the perfect way for kids to turn those empty egg cartons from trash into a craft, and this Egg Carton Pumpkin Wreath is perfect for Halloween! This is a simple craft that kids of all ages will love helping to make. Head over to Manda Panda Projects to find out more.

2. Egg Carton Garland

halloween garland

Upcycle your paper egg cartons to make a multi-character spiderific Halloween garland. Created by Sustain My Craft Habit.

3. Egg Carton Spiders

egg carton spider craft

These egg carton spiders are great for older kids to make. For younger children, an adult can glue the spider together and the child can paint. Perfect for decorating your home for Halloween. Follow this link to find out more.

Bottles, Tins & Jars

Save up your bottles, tins and jars to make one of these awesome Halloween creations.

1. Tin Can Halloween Jack O’Lanterns

tin can jack o'lanterns

Recycle cans into frightfully delightful lanterns to display indoors or outdoors. Kids can have fun adding faces with a marker. Just smooth out any rough edges on the cans, and then let them decorate and personalize their own Jack O’Lantern lights. Single Girls DIY explains more.

2. Pumpkin Tin

pumpkin halloween tin craft

A simple upcycled craft that encourages creativity. The craft can be used as a decoration or a candy dish and is perfect to use as a homemade Halloween gift. Find out more over at Organized 31.

3. Pringles Can Halloween Craft

pringle halloween craft

There is no better time than Halloween, to prove your ghostly crafty abilities. This Halloween, craft something super easy but super spooky with Pringles Can that kids of all ages will love. Visit Shimmering Strings to find out more.

4. Halloween Luminaries from Recycled Glass Jars

halloween mason jar craft

Save your jars and turn them into fabulous Halloween luminaries. This is one craft that kids are sure to love. Find out more over at Creative Green Living.

5. Tin Can Ghost

tin can ghost

Creative Green Living are at it again, this time with this adorable recycled tin can windchime ghost.

6. Milk Jug Ghost Light

milk jug ghost

It doesn’t get much easier or quicker than this fun milk jug ghost light. Find out all of the details over at Family Focus Blog.

7. Simple Mummy Mason Jars

mummy mason jar craft

A very simple mason jar craft, decorated as a mummy. Perfect if you are looking for a mess-free craft to do with the kids. Head over to Hunny I’m Home DIY to find out more.

8. Bottle Top Spider Craft

plastic lid spider craft

A cute spider craft made from bottle tops. Simple and fun for kids of all ages. Find out more over at Made With Happy.

Toilet & Cardboard Tubes

There are SO many amazing toilet roll/ cardboard tube Halloween crafts out there that they deserve a special section all of their own! From monsters to bats, painted and unpainted there is sure to be a cardboard tube/ roll craft that you love here.

1. Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family

cardboard tube ghoul family craft

These colorful cardboard tube ghouls are easy enough for younger kids to make. No painting is needed so this craft is fairly mess-free! Depending on how much you embellish them, a grown-up may need to help with cutting, but for the most part, kids should be able to easily make these themselves. Find out more over at Crafts By Amanda.

2. Toilet Paper Roll Vampires

toilet paper roll vampire craft

Cut out the vampire shape and then paint it into a fun vampire! This is a great craft for older kids or younger ones with a little help from an adult. Click here to find out more.

3. Pumpkin, Bat, Mummy & Frankenstein

halloween toilet roll crafts

If you’re looking for an easy Halloween craft for kids then you’ll love these Halloween toilet paper roll crafts! Choose between a pumpkin, Frankenstein, bat, or mummy craft or make them all! Head over to Easy Activities For Kids to find out more.

4. Frankenstein Toilet Roll Craft

toilet roll frankenstein craft

Turn your discarded toilet rolls into a range of funny looking Frankenstein faces – complete with mouth stitches, and bolts protruding out the side. More details are found over at Katherine Osman.

5. Vampire, Frankenstein, Pumpkin & Mummy

toilet roll halloween crafts

Another great selection of fun Halloween inspired characters that you can make from toilet rolls. Head over to The Best Ideas For Kids to find out more.

6. Toilet Roll Spiders

toilet roll spiders

These have got to be some of the cutest spiders around. Made from a toilet roll and pipe cleaners this is a great spider craft that is perfect for a not so scary Halloween. Head over to Simple Everyday Mom to find out more.

7. Toilet Roll Bats

toilet roll bats

Make two adorable bats from one toilet roll. Simple Everyday Mom shows us how.

Other Recyclables

You will be amazed at what you can make using all sorts of recycled materials!

1. Recycled Tissue Paper Ghosts

These Recycled Tissue Paper Ghosts are super fun to make for Halloween! They are very simple to make so ideal for kids of all ages. Made using two different techniques so you can choose the style that best suits you and your family. The best part is that these ghosts are made almost entirely from recycled materials! Find out how to make them here.

2. Packaging Peanut Ghost Wreath

packaging peanut wreath for halloween

What to do with all of the packaging peanuts that your delivery arrived in? This fun and adorable kids Halloween Ghost Craft is an easy and festive project to make using packing peanuts. This Sole Mom shows us how to make it.

3. Halloween Books

upcycled halloween decor books

Upcycle old books to create Halloween-themed spells or mystery books. This is such a fun activity for kids and a great way to get some use from old unwanted books. Another fun activity by Organized 31.

4. Repurposed Fan Blade Halloween Decorations

A great example showing that almost anything can be repurposed and made into something fun for Halloween! To recreate this activity you can recycle wood planks or ceiling fan blades to paint crazy pumpkin faces. Cute and easy craft project for kids and adults. Head over to Hungarican Journey to find out more.

5. Scratch Art Spiders

scratch art spiders

These scratch art spiders are lots of fun to make! Made from an old breakfast cereal box base this is a great way to use packaging for craft. Follow this link to find out more.

Other Halloween Crafts

Thank you for stopping by. We hope you found a fun kids Halloween crafts from recycled materials here today!

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