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Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Patriotic Recycle Crafts

Make Patriotic Flag and Star
Exclusive Planetpals
Let your holiday go green when you wave this recycle flag and star made from simple Popsicle sticks. Directions.

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Uncle Sam's Hat

Top the holiday table with this cute Uncle Sam's Hat decoration made with an Oatmeal box--You could make small ones for place cards or favors with toilet paper tubes?

uncle sams hat recycle craft

Fire cracker favors

Put a bang in the holiday with these easy toilet paper tube decorations and favors

recycle firecracker craft

Patriotic Star Wand
Wave a Popsicle stick and ribbon stars and stripes wand and make the holiday shine

recycle patriotic wand

4th of July Recycle Rockets Cute idea for 4th of, white and blue-but very green rockets made from toilet paper rolls.

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Fourth of July Windsock

Make this windsock by gluing paper around a container (pringles-juice?) or paper roll, Tape streamers to the inside bottom edges. Inside the top. Use string or fishing line to hang it. Add pipe cleaners and stars if desired.

paper roll recycle wind sock

Festive USA Fans

Cool on a hot day! Make these fans with any flag design using Popsicle sticks and (recycled) paper.

recycle paper fan kids craft

Utensil Holder

Make this clever utensil holder for straws, napkins, silverware using paper rolls! Make it for any holiday decor.

recycle holder

Recycle Cans for Party Foods and Favors

Make these using cans and recycled papers and fabric-decorate!

recycle can for party containers

Uncle Sam Party Foods and Favors

Make an uncle SAM robot for any patriotic holiday using cans--why not add a flag or uncle SAM hat!

usa uncle same recycle craft

Patriotic Recycle Mobile Made With Lids

Use plastic lids and fishing line or string to make this mobile!

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A Natural! Flag Made With Twigs or Sticks

Use sticks, twine, fishing line or string to make this flag. Size of sticks determines the size of your flag. Add a string hanger.

flag made of twigs or sticks

Many more USA Recycle Crafts, ideas, food on our Pinterest Board.

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Make Recycle Flag
From Recycled Popsicle Sticks

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FYI: You can make this flag for any country!

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Let your holiday go green when you wave this recycle flag made from simple Popsicle sticks.

Tools needed for the Flag (Top Left)

  • 12 or 13 Popsicle sticks
  • Red, White and Blue paint (for usa flag)
  • Glue
  • Your imagination
  • String for a hanger (optional)


  • Paint the designs on sticks separately for USA Striped flag it is easier.
  • Paint steps for this Flag:
    • Paint 3 solid red 2 solid white,
    • Paint 3 white and 2 red partial.
    • Paint the blue square
    • Paint the white stars
  • Organize them in order
  • Then let dry completely
  • Even them out with sticks (see left)
  • Turn them over in order
  • Glue them together face down
  • Glue on a flag pole and criss cross (1 or 2 sticks.) (see diagram left)
  • Tie or glue a string to each side as a hanger
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Make Recycle Star
From Recycled Popsicle Sticks

planetpals star recycle craft


FYI: Make one or make more and string them. Hang as mobiles or as garland.

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Let your holiday go green when you wave this recycle star made from simple Popsicle sticks.

Tools needed for the Star (Top Right)

  • 5 Popsicle sticks
  • Red, White and Blue paint
  • Glue
  • Your imagination
  • String for a hanger (optional)
  • Done!


  • Paint the sticks separately if you can (if you are using different colors). If using one color you can glue first
  • Glue the Popsicle sticks together following the diagram
  • Your imagination (paint stars and stripes on it?)
  • String for a hanger (optional)
  • Done!

star garland popsicle sticks recycle craft

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,recycle!

Have kids make patriotic decorations from Popsicle sticks for America Recycles Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.


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