If the thought of summer vacation stretching out before you fills you with dread, fear not. Here are some awesome projects to ban boredom without costing a fortune. Be sure to encourage your kids to make their own upcycled and recycled items to play with over the summer holidays.
Get the full tutorial for this upcycled soda bottle bubble-maker from Upcycle That.
Just cut a hole in some upcycled soda bottles for this fun holiday water toy.
Make this cute upcycled sock Pusheen. Get the tutorial from My Pastel Cafe.
Use an upcycled plastic lid and some bottle tops to create a pallet for your budding artist.
Make this upcycled Pringle’s Box drum. Tutorial available from The Taylor House.
Use recycled detergent bottles, a little paint and a lot of imagination to create this totem pole.
Let your kids make this fun upcycled labyrinth game. Tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys.
Little beds for small toys are a perfect way to upcycle Altoids tins. These pocket toys are great for keeping kids occupied in waiting rooms, on airplanes or in cars.
Cut out the bottom of a soda bottle to resemble a cat shape, then paint it to make these adorable planters.
Bottle tops and cardboard make brilliant upcycled musical instruments.
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