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Recycling Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Template and make this Easy Recycling Craft for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Free Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!

Teach your little ones all about recycling with this reduce, reuse, recycle activity! Get the Free Recycling Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

Watch the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Craft video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this easy recycle craft:

Did you know that you can recycle old crayons and markers? Check out more on Crayola’s website.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Recycle Craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Make this Reduce, Reuse, Recycle activity for prechoolers while reading these Fun Recycling Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Recycling Craft Template

Download the Free Recycling Craft Template. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

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The recycling craft template includes everything you need for this craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Recycle Craft Shapes

reduce, reuse, recycle worksheet ready to cut
Staple each part of the template to multiple sheets of paper to quickly cut out lots of shapes at once.

Once you have the reduce, reuse, recycle sheets printed out, staple them to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun doing this recycling activity!

recycle craft preschool, perfect for earth day by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a craft that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue a green arrow onto the top of the blue circle. Make sure the arrow points down and to the right. Some of the arrow should be above the blue circle.
  2. Glue on the next two arrows. They should sort-of make a triangle, each one pointing to the next one.
  3. Glue the word “Recycle” onto the top arrow.
  4. Glue the words Reduce and Reuse onto the other arrows.
  5. Glue the red heart into the center of the blue circle.
  6. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
gluing arrow on recycling craft

Step 1: Glue a green arrow onto the top of the blue circle. Make sure the arrow points down and to the right. Some of the arrow should be above the blue circle.

gluing arrow on reduce reuse recycle craft

Step 2: Glue on the next two arrows. They should sort-of make a triangle, each one pointing to the next one.

gluing on word recycling for earth day craft

Step 3: Glue the word “Recycle” onto the top arrow.

gluing on words reduce, reuse, recycling for earth day craft

Step 4: Glue the words Reduce and Reuse onto the other arrows.

gluing on heart of recycle craft

Step 5: Glue the red heart into the center of the blue circle. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished!

recycle craft preschool, perfect for earth day by Crafting Jeannie

This is such a fun and simple recycling activity for kids. It’s the perfect Earth Day craft for preschool, nursery school, elementary school, for a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle lesson plan just a fun craft at home idea.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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