Water is very important for the human body and we need to be drinking a lot of it (about 8 glasses a day). While drinking our daily water requirements you will have a lot of water bottles to recycle. Instead of recycling these bottles, you can use these bottles to make creative crafts such as noise makers or maracas, dolls, ocean in a bottles, and animals (to name a few).
You can make a simple fish from an empty dry water bottle, card stocks, acrylic paint, and wiggle eyes. You can also make a noise maker by adding popcorn or dried beans to an empty water bottle.
These turn out so beautifully that they could be a work of art...but they also make beautiful vases to place equally beautiful flowers into them. Get different colored yarn or string out. Find a water bottle and use warm soapy water to take the label off. Dry Completely and then add glue to the bottle and use different colored pieces of yarn to wrap the jar in beautiful different spirals, zig-zags, and other designs. Wrap the water bottle / plastic bottle until it is completely wrapped.
Don't just throw away your water bottles...you can make beautiful and colorful bracelets with them. Just cut a ring from the plastic bottle...about 1.25" thick. Then cut out tissue paper strips with many different colors to choose from. Then glue and wrap plastic bottle ring. Wrap it until you think it looks beautiful and at the minimum cover the entire ring. Then get some clear glue and cover the bracelet completely. Let thoroughly dry and then do this again and again until the bracelet dries and looks shiny.
How to Make Flower Vases With Recycled Plastic Bottles - This is a recycling and a Mother’s Day Present Arts and Crafts Activity for Kids to Make. Recycling can be your way of taking care of the environment. Here’s a great craft activity that makes it really fun to recycle. Make a flower vase out of an old plastic bottle and then put fresh flowers in it for Your Mom.
How to Make Halloween Water Bottle Lanterns - Here’s a lantern that is a very easy arts and crafts Halloween activity for kids to make. And guess what- you can also use it to store your Halloween treats when you go trick-or-treating.
Mummy Bowling Pins with Water Bottles - You can play a creepy game of Mummy Bowling for one of your Halloween Party Games.
Plastic Bottle Timers - Make these water bottle or soda bottle timers for time-outs, homework, testing, or whatever.
Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders - Find out how to make a bird feeder from recycled plastic bottles.
Plastic Bottle Organizers - Learn how to make these plastic bottle organizers with fabric, ribbon, and recycled plastic bottles.
Baby Water Bottle Rattles and How to Make - This craft project shows you how to make a baby toy out of a recycled water bottle. This baby toy craft is a great sensory toy for little minds to help them play and develop.
Boat in a Bottle : Ship in a Bottle This beautiful but very simple work was done out of waste water bottle and waste board. I saw this in "Art Attack" and tried it . it came out pretty well uh?
Bottle Banks - This is a plastic bottle made into a bank. My 4 year old grandson, Walker made this bank at daycare. I told him I needed one. Since I like Dr Pepper and Mickey Mouse, he made me this one.
Bottle Belly Snowman Making Directions - Make this adorable snowman from a recycled water bottle and some fleece. He's a fun kid's winter craft! Make him for Christmas then keep him out all winter to decorate your home.
Bottled Waves - With bottled waves, you can watch the waves without having to leave your home. When you make a sea-in-a-bottle, you'll have an easy kids' activity that brings the waves to you.
Bottle Guns - Use this on your friends to scare them, they will back away and cover their face once they see it pointing at them.
Bowling Pins - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a bowling pin set.
CDs in a Bottles - I decide to do something cool and creative with a water bottle that also represents me. That's why I decided to make a CD holder. It is a very organized, cool way to store your favorite CDs. It also allows you to grab a CD and go a lot faster than keeping them in a CD case. My creation is called "CDs in a bottle."
Cheesecloth Ghosts - Turn ordinary cheesecloth into a ghost decoration for your Halloween celebration.
Coiled Cobra, Ready to Strike - Do snakes frighten you? Discover more about the life of a king cobra. For what is it really hunting?
Cotton Ball Trees - Celebrate nature this Earth Day with this easy-to-make tree. A fun way to recycle what would otherwise be garbage.
Dressed-Up Vases - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a dressed up vase.
Duckbilled Platpus - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Easy Craft Ideas: Night Sky in a Plastic Water Bottle - - A very simple way to recycle plastic water bottles is to use them for various crafts. Water bottles can be great tools for a lot of craft constructions and one of my favorite is to create a night sky in the bottle with very little effort.
Easy Fourth of July Craft: Red, White and Blue Noisemakers - - Everyone loves a parade! Read on to learn more about making patriotic noisemakers in this preschool 4th of July craft.
Fiesta Lanterns - “Summer illuminations” Looking for a fun way to illuminate summer nights. These recycle plastic bottle lanterns where created for the Hudson Music Festival Celebrations. This year the event will also include its first "Lantern Festival"...it's is sure to be a spectacular evening with a lantern parade.
Fresh-Water Big Bottle-Mouth Bass - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Funky Pen Holders - For this project you will need the bottom of a plastic drink bottle. Using a sharp knife or scissors cut the top of your drink bottle. Remove the label and rinse clean.
Green Craft: Fun With Plastic Bottles! - - Kids love to craft and when you’re in the comfort of your own home it’s even better! Why not reuse some plastic water bottles and make this quick, simple and fun eco-craft!
How to Make a Doll From a Plastic Bottle - - Making a doll from plastic bottles can be done by drilling holes in a large bottle, screwing in four smaller bottles to it for the limbs and adding a head from a blown up rubber glove.
How to Make a Hummingbird Feeder - - I especially love the disposable cups called “Take & Toss” normally sold at Wal-mart. Instead of throwing the cups away after a couple uses, I have started to turn the old ones into Hummingbird Feeders.
How to Make Animals Out of Aquapod Water Bottles - - Aquapod water bottles are adorable round drinks that encourage kids to drink water. They're easy to hold, and cute to look at. They also contain less water than an adult-size drink, making it easier for your kids to finish. Children can make animals out of their empty Aquapod water bottles.
How to Make a Piggy Bank out of a Water Bottle - - Instead of throwing that empty water, juice or soda bottle in the trash or recycle bin, why not make it into a cute one-of-a-kind piggy bank your kids will love?
How to Make a Plastic Bottle Submarine - - The trick to making a plastic bottle submarine is drilling small holes in the bottle so that it can fill with water, sink, and still be able to drain and float. Create a fun toy for children to play with in the bathtub or pool with tips from an experienced craftsman in this free video on recycled craft projects.
How to Make a Rocket Ship From a Plastic Bottle - - In order to make a rocket ship from a plastic bottle, the supplies needed include a plastic bottle, tape, scissors and construction paper. Find out how to use construction paper to create the shape of a rocket ship with help from a teacher in this free video on fun crafts for kids.
How to Make a Sailboat Out of a Plastic Bottle - - Spend an afternoon making a sailboat out of a plastic bottle, producing a toy that can be used over and over again. It is a way to recycle old plastic bottles, and can provide a fun experience for children of all ages.
How to Make a Water Bottle Wind Spinners - A kitchen may be full of waste materials that can be recycled into creative projects. Every family will have some empty plastic 20 oz. bottles in their possession at some point. Instead of claiming the 5 cent deposit, you can obtain a few decorative materials and an X-Acto knife, and construct a wind spinner that will add some magic and enhance the appearance of your yard.
How to Make Candy Party Favors - Have you been asked to provide candy party favors for your child's class Valentine's Day party? Since you are already spending a lot of money on candy, why not make your own party favor containers using free or inexpensive materials? Both of these candy party favors are easy enough to put together the day before.
How to Make Ocean in a Bottles - An ocean in a bottle is fairly quick and simple to make. Since "quick & simple" is my middle name, this project was one of my favorites as a kid. Five minutes' work will yield an attractively hypnotic "ocean." It's also a fun use and a second chance for an old plastic bottle.
How to Reuse Empty Water Bottles - You may be wondering what to do with those empty plastic water bottles lying around your home. Sure, you can throw them in the recycling bin, but it’s better to use them around your home, if possible. Here are some simple ways to reuse water bottles.
Instant Noise Maker Crafts - Follow these directions to make a fast and simple noise maker for any occasion. Depending on the treasures you use to fill your bottle, this noise maker can also double as an 'I Spy' game.
It's a String Things - These cute dolls are made from plastic bottles, yarn and a whole lot of creativity!
I Used to Drink Out of My Bracelets - A 16-oz (500 ml) water bottle makes a particularly good bracelet, fitting my wrist comfortably with a little room to spare. Besides, many water bottles have nifty horizontal ridges around their middles, which make for perfect cutting guidelines.
Kids Crafts Sensory Bottles - Here are some fun kids crafts that can be used in the classroom, made at home, or even given as gifts for party favors for a birthday party. Sensory bottles are easy kids crafts that double as learning activities. The ideas for sensory bottles are just about limitless.
Leaping Dolphin Photo Holders - Bring the ocean indoors! Create a fabulous photo holder that features a leaping dolphin and crashing waves. Funky wire spirals hold photos or postcards of your favorite friends or vacation memories.
Lighthouse in a Bottles - Turn a plastic water bottle into a decorative lighthouse -- just the thing to brighten up a rainy summer day.
Make a Magic Water Bottles - November will always be the month of fireworks, so it's no wonder that many crafters like to include bursts of colour and glitter in their work at this time of year.
Making Plastic Bottle Animals - Recycling and going green is all the rage, so it's only a propos to make craft projects from plastic bottles. One fun project is to make animals out these highly recyclable items. You can use water bottles, 2-liter soda bottles, shampoo or conditioner bottles or any other disposable plastic container to hook up a whole zoo or farmyard of fun animals. Here's how.
Melted Snowman Activity for Children This winter craft is easy for kids to make is a good use for a recycled water bottle.
Mermaid Photo Holders - Bestow good luck upon your friends when you place their photos in a mermaid holder made from fun-to-shape Crayola Model Magic® Fusion™ modeling compound.
Mobile Speaker Water Bottles Easy Instructions - I wanted to create an innovative way to reuse a water bottle and I needed a set of portable speakers for my ipod so it seemed like a marriage made in heaven. In this instructable I will walk you through how to build a set of Water Bottle Mobile Speakers that easily fit into any cup holder, backpack, or bottle holder on your bike to help take your tunes on the go.
Ocean in a Bottles In this tutorial you will learn how to make an ocean in a water bottle!
Plastic Bottle Craft - This is a really easy craft to do with your kids! My daughter is almost 2, so she needed LOTS of help…but it’s not super messy. I save containers of different sizes to use for various things.
Paper Mache Volcanoes making Guide - Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Recycled Water Bottle Fish - Make a whole school of fish with this easy FreeKidsCrafts original water bottle project. Great way to reinforce a lesson on keeping our waters clean.
Retro Batik Windsocks - Recycle a water bottle into your own retro room decoration! Crayola® Twistables make it easy to create a distinctive batik look.
Smell That Pencil Cup - Organize and refresh your desk with a silly-smelling pencil cup! Think Fairy Tale Forest or Monkey’s Breath! These fun organizers make great gifts, too.
Sock Puppet Squirrels Activities - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a sock puppet squirrel with a sock, a water bottle and other materials.
Sparkle & Lights + What You Can Do With a Plastic Water Bottle... - - Here are some Mexican inspired crafts that are made from plastic water bottles.
Sparkly Glitter Bottles Making Guide - A simple-to-make Glitter Bottle! When you swirl the bottle, it sparkles.
Spooky Spiders : Make Cool Stuff with Recycled Water Bottles - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Valentine's Day Fairy - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a fairy with a water bottle.
Water bottle boat Easy Guide - (Parental Supervision Needed) - This boat is made out of a motor, fan, water bottle, film canister, wire, tin foil, and a C battery. The water bottle glides above the surface while the motor is submerged.
Voyages in a Bottles Activities Create a fitting tribute to explorers of the high seas. Design tiny sailing ships in a recycled plastic bottle.
Water Bottle Flowers Ironed - It’s basically the same instructions for my other water bottle flower but this the petals were ironed.
Water Bottle Gyro-Throws Making Directions - Your probably asking "whats a Gyrothrow"? well its a hollow foot ball with grooves like a propeller in the sides give it a spiral movment as well as thrust as it glides effortlessly though the air.
Water Bottle Holders to Make - Using patterned felt and old T-shirts, kids can make their own water bottle holders
Water Bottle Hummingbird Feeders Making Directions - Recycled water bottles become gorgeous bird feeders.
Water Bottle Maracas to Make - Dig through the recycling bin and make this Water Bottle Maraca, a great homemade musical instrument for children of all ages! These also make great noise makers for New Years, birthdays or other special occasions!
Water Bottle Noise Makers Making with Easy Directions - Save that water bottle from the landfill by creating this fun noise maker for New Year’s Eve!
Water Bottle Santa to Make - Colton and I made these Santa's from water bottles.