Art projects are a great way to enhance learning and teach kids that much of our waste can be turned into something wonderful. Discover a variety of ways to turn recycled material into beautiful art by exploring the art project ideas below.
Making Paper from Scratch (PDF)
In this art project, kids will be making paper using scraps from toilet tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, newspaper or scrap paper.
Recycle Buddy (PDF)
This art project allows kids to explore the possibilities of using different types of recyclables to create their very own recycle buddy!
Recycled Paper Beads (PDF)
Using scraps of different types of paper, kids will make colorful beads within this art project. The beads can be then strung together to make a necklace or bracelet.
These coloring pages from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will teach kids about the environment and and what can be done to keep it clean. To save or print each coloring page, right click on the thumbnail image below.
These coloring pages from Worm Farming Revealed will help educate kids on worm composting and why composting it is so important. To save or print each coloring page, right click on the thumbnail image below.
These coloring pages made by DVR staff will help educate kids on the importance of preventing food waste. To save or print each coloring page, right click on the thumbnail image below.
Below are coloring books about the "Three Rs" - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Learn about each "R" while filling the pages with color. These coloring books were created by the MPCA.