Most of us under estimate the creativity and ingenuity of our kids.

The fact is that kids are smarter and more intelligent than most of us. At times, they can come up with amazingly brilliant ideas that can put the best of us to shame.

Today, we are sharing some wonderful best out of waste ideas for kids. For kids who love to CREATE things and derive pleasure from doing so, instead of just being glued to TV screens, game consoles and laptops as long as they are awake.

If you are a youngster who is always looking for good ideas for inspiration or have a kid who likes to do things and want to give him new ideas, here are 10 out of the box ideas.

And the best thing about these is that you do not need to rush to the market to buy expensive stuff to get your kid to do it.

In most likelihood, you will have enough junk and trash stashed up in the hidden corners of your home. In your basement, the attic, the store room or that room in the backyard. Make the best use of such waste material lying at home to keep the kids occupied and to encourage them to try out new things.

Waste stuff you have not had the heart to part with and has been piling up all those years.

10 Best Out of Waste Ideas for Kids

Here are some best out of waste ideas for kids which will help you get rid of all that junk and also keep them occupied.

  1. Tray Made out of an Old Photo Frame

If you have an old photo frame which you no longer use, ask kiddo to paint it to make it look fresh and new.

Pick up a pair of lovely, intricately carved cast iron handles and attach them to the edges with shallow screws.

And in that picture insert, use a fabric which you would like to use as the base of your tray. Just stick it on to the cardboard using some glue/ good adhesive.

Finally, add a glass. That will prevent the fabric below from getting soiled and also make the tray much sturdier.

If you have a discarded frame at home, the tray will not cost you more than $3-5, depending upon the handles and the glass you choose for it and your kid will be so happy to have made something for his mom!

Best out of waste ideas for kids


      2.  Bookmarks Made out of Popsicle Sticks

Make some cute looking bookmarks for your grandparents using popsicle sticks, wiggly eyes, glue, felt tips pens and the bits and pieces of fabrics you can find in your mom’s DIY kit.



       3.  A key chain from an old, expired credit card

My 11 year old son made me this key holder yesterday, using his dad’s old credit card. He simply punched a hole into the expired card, run an old ring through it.

And lo! You have a cool key chain out of waste credit card.

best use of old credit cards

That was easy, wasn’t it?


       4.  Crafts Using Old Tires

If you have some old tires rotting up in a corner of your garage, cut them and paint them and make very creative planters to hang down your balcony.

kids crafts from old discarded tires


      5.  Cool Button Bracelet

Put together all the buttons in your mom’s or grandma’s sewing kit and use a cord to make a beautiful bracelet out of them.

You can even gift them to friends on Friendship Day or simply as a token of love for your sis.

A hand crafted thing always holds special charm.



Button Bracelet best out of waste


       6.  Wind Chime Made Out of Old Bottle Caps

This is one best out of waste for kids which adults are sure to like too. You could use a cord to hold together old bottle caps and hand them together an old, perforated disc, etc to create wonderful, melodious wind chime for your backyard.


best use old bottle caps


      7.  Amazing Things With Your Tennis Ball

Let your creative juices flow and make a cool wall hanging for your kids’ room using an old tennis ball. Just see how many fantastic things you can create out of a simple ball.

kids craft ideas

      8.  Wall Mirror Using Old Bottle Caps

Collect lots of bottle caps. Just ask your mom not to throw the caps away each time she opens a bottle of cold drinks. Once you have about 100 of them, pain them all in 3 different colors and arrange them in a mosaic to make an attractive mirror like this for your room.This is one of the Idea to create a best wall mirror using the waste old bottle caps.

You could even gift it to your elder sibling for his hostel room. I am sure he/ she will love you for this.


bottle cap mirror

9.  Wall Mirror For Boys’ Room

if boys do not quite like the mirror we have shown above and want something more flashy and colorful for their room, they can try something like this for their room.


best out of waste for kids


     10.  Popsicle Stick Photo Frame

Use 4- 8 popsicle sticks to make this super cute picture frame for your room by sticking 2 of them along each edge on a 9” X 12” sheet of paper with glue. You can paint different patterns on the sticks to make your frame look extraordinary.

I have used only 4 sticks here. You can use any number of them for the frame you make.

best crafts for kids out of waste



We hope these wonderful ideas will give you and your kids some inspiration to create some wonderful and creative crafts, making the best out of waste things lying around the home.

If you have more ideas for putting waste stuff to use, please share them with us here. we will add them with your credit on Best out of waste blog.


  1. Excellent sight to learn to make “Best out of waste. Actually i did not know what all we can make from the waste product which we throw sometime not realizing the best what we can do to reuse it. Today i have learnt from my children after going thru the web sight what we can do with the waste product what we throw unknowingly thinking that it is not use for any purpose.

      • Dear Ambika,

        Like your creative ideas…they are awesome..Can u help me out.
        I am searching for something to make best out of waste (card making).

        Actually I want it for my sweet little daughter who is 5 yrs old.
        If possible kindly send it video form on my above mentioned email ID.

        Waiting for your reply.

        Thanks & regards

  2. very nice and innovative ideas. i am a best out of waste competition in my school Saturday i got a lot of nice ideas.


    • Great work done….hope to see more ideas when it really comes to an Plastic Bags and other products… where we really need not have to throw them out …since they are non-biodegradable.

      I always appreciate such great activities………

  4. need some idea on making animal mask for 4yr old daughter using some waste material…if u can giv for zebra and cat…thanks

  5. this web site is ery useful for me to do my projects…………………………………..thankssssssssssssssssssssss……………………….. a lot for who had posted it…………………. very beautiful

  6. Very interesting and inspiring. Do you have any ideas to make coasters out of waste pls suggest.

  7. i loved the mirrors…. And the tray was lovely… <3 And the bookmarks verry cute… i gifted those 2 my friends and they loved it…. tysssmmmmm… 🙂

    • can you please tell me where can i find wall hanging ideas for my school contest,i am in 7th class

  8. how can i make new prodects from old bottles?what new products can i make from egg shells n bottles?

  9. The stuff here is definitely pretty but it would be better if you could credit the source. A lot of the stuff has been taken from the internet and while it is nice to have one consolidated place for all the ideas, it would be better if you could give the source.

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  11. Awsome ideas, it will help my kids but its helping me also in decorating my house with waste things and unique peices…. thanks a lot waiting for more!……

  12. Great! Really something creative i found ever on internet. Thanks for sharing such cool ideas.

  13. Hey,these things r awesome and so are you!!!.i just need a little help!,please can you tell me from where can i get the big popsicle sticks for making the number tenth photo frame!!!.i would be extremely thankful to you if you would do so.sorry if i disturbed you.

  14. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a
    group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same
    niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a marvellous job!


  16. This is really awesome. I never saw such wonderful thing in making best stuff’s for so easy and so attractive and so creative also. I wish let this go still forward to become famous.

  17. its really nice kind of very inspiring i mostly like the tyer flower pot thing its so cool type

  18. These ideas were awesome , they helped me a lot but i just only wants to know how to hang those bottle caps for making that wind chime.

    • For my sons project we need to create a new Animal species using stuff around the house. It could be reptile, mammal, etc any kind of animal. My idea was to make turtle body and make head of another animal like crocodile or so and call it crocurtle or something like that. But no clue how to make it . Can you please help? Will really appreciate!


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