Upcycle Challenge: Raid the recycling and invent!

Upcycle Challenge: Raid the recycling and invent!

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 Upcycled inventions

What Is Upcyling? Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something new!

Go green with this fun upcycle challenge! Who said that the egg carton or juice box can only be used once! Re-purpose, create, imagine and invent your way through the recycling bin!

Empty out the recycling bin and see what you can come up with! kid-recycling-challenge


What you need

  • Imagination
  • A variety of recyclables
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Parental supervision
  • markers or paint



  1. In preparation for your invention, collect as many recyclables you can find.
  2. Start by sketching out ideas. What can you make here? How can it be used? After you have the sketch, fit the materials to it.
  3. Arrange materials in the shape of their inventions. Glue parts together using masking tape to hold the invention in place temporarily if necessary.
  4. Cover the work area with recycled newspaper. Paint your inventions to give it a finishing touch!



Inspiration: look at these crafty and creative upcycles


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