When children are bored, there is nothing like contents of a recycling bin to quickly stir up some fun easy projects!

Cheap handmade toys and endless amount of fun for kids! They come from the junk bin! Over 30 ideas of easy toy projects made from recycled materials.

…Or some elaborate ones. It depends on how carried away you get. Just today, Jeffrey and Anselm spend the evening, pretending that a cardboard box was first a chariot (with Jeffrey as a horse), then a boat (Anselm drew the flag). But then a few months ago, they spent an evening, turning a different cardboard box into a pretty realistic SOYUZ space capsule. Both are fun, and the idea behind it that you can make toys from junk. Sometimes with a little bit of tweaking.

TOYS FROM FOOD CONTAINERS

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Food Containers

Make a Castle from Recyclable Materials

Magnetic Alien Robots from Cans

Miniature Pies from Bottle Caps and Polymer Clay

Make a Bottle Rocket

Rocket Jet Pack from Bottles

Dump Truck Softie with Bottle Cap Wheels

Rainbow Sensory Bottles

Bottle Top Bird Puppet

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Food Containers

Bottle Cap Rattle Snake

Treasure Magnets from Bottle Caps

Sorting Box from Lids and Cardboard Box

Ringer Game in a Bottle

 

TOYS FROM CARDBOARD & PAPER

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Cardboard & Paper

Cardboard Doll House

Paper Plate Magnet Maze

Cardboard Pull Toys

Cardboard Marble Maze

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Cardboard & Paper

Jigsaw Puzzle from a Book Dust Jacket

Cardboard Mailbox

Puppet Theatre in a Cardboard Box

School House in a Box

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Cardboard & Paper

Cardboard Spaceship

Cardboard Box Dinosaur

Cardboard Camera

TOYS FROM OLD FURNITURE

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Cardboard & Paper

Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

Mater the Tow Truck from an Old Lawn Chair

Swing from a Chair

Play House from Old Doors

Workbench from an Old Shelf

RECYCLABLE TOYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

DIY Handmade Toys from Recyclable Materials: Christmas

Christmas Village from Cereal Boxes

Gingerbread House Village from Milk Cartons

Bottle Cap Rudolf

Bottle Caps Holly Wreath

Bottle Cap Ornaments

Bottle Cap Snowflake

Recycled Tin Lanterns

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Cheap handmade toys and endless amount of fun for kids! They come from the junk bin! Over 30 ideas of easy toy projects made from recycled materials.

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