Recycled items are some of the best materials for making eco-friendly art. Creating recycled art can help to conserve natural resources such as wood, paper and glass.
Since most recycled materials are very cheap or free, they can significantly reduce the cost of your art projects. It also takes less energy to reuse materials than to recycle them into something new. Making recycled art is a particularly good activity to do together with your kids. It can help them to learn about art and about recycling to protect the planet.
There are many different painting, drawing, sculpture and other art projects that you can make with recycled materials. Be sure to save everything you use that could feasibly be recycled, such as newspaper, magazines, scrap paper, wood, cardboard, plastic bottles and bags, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, utensils, toys, jewelry and old clothing. Ask your friends and family if they have any recyclable items they want to get rid of. Before you get started, sort and organize your recyclables, then thoroughly wash and dry materials such as cans and clothing.