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):
- Free Recycling Craft Template <— Get it Here!
- construction paper, colored copy paper, or colored cardstock
- glue sticks
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.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Recycle Craft Shapes
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!
I recommend having a craft that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- 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.
- Glue on the next two arrows. They should sort-of make a triangle, each one pointing to the next one.
- Glue the word “Recycle” onto the top arrow.
- Glue the words Reduce and Reuse onto the other arrows.
- Glue the red heart into the center of the blue circle.
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
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.
Step 2: Glue on the next two arrows. They should sort-of make a triangle, each one pointing to the next one.
Step 3: Glue the word “Recycle” onto the top arrow.
Step 4: Glue the words Reduce and Reuse onto the other arrows.
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!
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!