Recycled Lids and Bottle Caps Collaborative Art Project Ideas for kids
Now more than ever it’s so important limit the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill, or even worse in our waterways and oceans. We are huge supporters of ‘trash to treasure’ projects and I have to admit, I’m a bit of a hoarding addict when it comes to bottle tops and lids. I store them in empty ice cream containers, which are also building up in my cupboards too.
Every little helps and it’s so easy to request for families to save up lids and caps for a larger scale recycled art project, if you too would love to do one with the children in your learning center, classroom or community group. Here, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite finds that are sure to give you some inspiration.
Head to the bottom for some other KID ART ideas
Bottle Cap Flowers
Michelle Stitzlein is a passionate bottle cap artist and has two amazing books full of ideas.
Check out some of her other creations here.
A world of Butterflies
This collage is on the wall at Franklin Park Conservatory to celebrate their world of butterflies.
Bottle Cap ornaments for the garden
These are an adorable idea to brighten up an area of any play area or garden.
Recycled Lid Wall Mandela
A great project for the older kids to work on patterns and shapes.
Recycled lids colour wheel wall art
Love this idea to brighten up a wall
Rainbow Wall Plastic Lid Collage
A public art project by artist Lisa Be, consisting of 25 000 plastic caps and inspired by Super Storm Sandy.
A great way to brighten up a wall and kids lots of kids involved.
Plastic Bottle Cap Mosaic
This canvas would look great in your house an how easy for children to make.
Kandinsky's circles recycled lids canvas
Bring in some art history with this Kandinsky inspired bottle cap and lid project.
Bottle Caps Art Invitations
Children will love creating patterns with loose botle caps and a mat.
Trash to Treasure Garden Ornaments
Fun addition to the garden or play areas.
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A simple moon themed STEAM activity that’s perfect for 4 - 6 year olds. It’s hands on, sensory and messy. Not to mention a fantastic way to introduce some basics about what they can see when they look up at the moon.
If you love collecting autumn leaves then you’ll love this easy art invitation that takes minutes to set up. The kids will be super proud to see their fine art displayed on any wall in your house..trust me, it’ll look great!
These recycled lids and bottle cap art project ideas are simple amazing and will give you so much inspiration for your next trash to treasure project.
Leaf rubbings are a fun and easy process art activity for kids and the results will not disappoint. See our tips for making this activity hassle free for preschoolers too.
Kids of all ages will love this fun, hands on STEAM and process art activity. It’s perfect for small groups of children and is so easy to set up. Kids can get really experimental with their pendulums and the results are really pretty, making it perfect for even the most reluctant artist.
You’ll be amazed at how much your kids will enjoy these incredibly simple mark making ideas not to mention just how important mark making activities are for your child’s development.
An easy hands on art project for children of all ages including preschoolers. Bring nature to the art room and investigate the ways in which leaves make patterns on paper using paints.
Very easy resist art project. Perfect for kids of all ages, including preschoolers. Results are amazing every time and children will enjoy and love their artwork.
So simple, so quick to set up and so much fun. This art activity is PERFECT for preschoolers too. With endless possibilities each scribble monster will be unique and fun.
A quick, easy, really colourful, fun, hands on finger painting process art activity suitable for preschoolers…did I mention the sensory experience too?