It’s no secret that we love to create crafts and activities using recycled materials. Especially during April and right before Earth Day, we wanted to make a recycled material craft. We pulled out recycled seedling planter containers to create animal crafts.
I always have left over seedling planter containers in the garage from gardening and flower planting. If you garden, then you know that a pack of flowers or plants usually comes in a seedling container or 4-6 plants. Once you plant your seedlings, you are left with a plastic container. You can either toss it into the recycle bin, or save it for another project…like our cute animal crafts!
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Recycled Seedling Planter Containers crafts
extras like googly eyes, yarn, ribbon (use left over scraps!)
Cut the seedling planters into one sections. Our planters were black so we decided to create black animal crafts. Seedling sections became penguins, black cats, and even an orca whale.
We also made a spider, skunk, and panda.
Our seedling planter animals turned into cute puppets for all sorts of imagination and pretend play scenes. We added these to a sensory bin for a small world activity, too.