crafts and gift wrapping ideas

Links to Recycling, Crafts & Activities Sites

Making Crafts From Recycled Items

Christmas Craft Projects - Wow! An entire website devoted to Christmas crafts! I love it!

Pitter Patter Craft Library has an an extensive collection of crafts that are do-able and produce nice results.'

Irish Attic (the blog) is the place to go to find new ideas for recycled building materials, cardboard recycling, creating eco friendly homes ... has a wonderful collection of craft projects, however access to many projects are restricted to members.

Budget Decorating has an extensive library of craft projects for decorating your home with creativity, not cash.

Kid's Activities

The Crayola site offers more than just a place to shop for your favorite crayons. They have several categories for you to search for the perfect craft for a rainy day.
Even if you're not a Family Corner magazine subscriber you can still browse their site for inventive crafts and activities. While they don't specify using recycled items you can translate many of their ideas into the recyclers world. Besides they have free stuff like Coloring Pages and Activity sheets which you can print out on recycled paper.
Make custom coloring books or just print out pages each time your child's interest in a popular cartoon character changes. This site has saved me tons of waste because when your kids choose the pages they want they color them all instead of skipping pages in their coloring books.

Recycling Information

Keep America Beautiful is a good resource for those wanting to know how to live a life that produces less waste.
Recycler's World is a trading site for recyclable commodities, by-products, used & surplus items.
True Local is the place to go to find your local recycling centers. will help you to freecycle items you might normally have dumped in the trash and find items you didn't even know you were looking for!

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