Practically everyone drinks soda and if you are someone who prefers 2 liter bottles, you may have mounds of plastic to throw away at the end of the month. Instead of throwing out those bottles, we have some great ideas on how you can repurpose them into fun and creative crafts.
Many of these crafts are kid friendly so if your little ones are bored during the cold winter months and just can’t get outside, you can help them to create a bit of fun and take care of some of your plastic waste at the same time.
There are great projects for banks, planters and just about anything else you can think of using those 2 liter bottles. Imagine what fun you’ll have creating homemade trinkets and décor with your plastic. Not only do you save yourself a bit of plastic to recycle, you’ll have a blast using those bottles to create some of the most adorable crafts ever.
Minion Bowling Game
Kids love the movie “Despicable Me” and these bowling pins are sure to give them a thrill. You just paint the bottles in the appropriate colors, add the goggles and then have a small plastic ball on hand to bowl your Minions over. This is a great bowling game for kids that will use many of those plastic bottles and give them a fun time creating the game as well as playing it.
Tutorial Link – Pluckymomo
If you love birds and you want to rid your home of some of those 2 liter bottles, use them to create beautiful bird feeders. You can use any color scheme you want and these little feeders take very little time to create. Paint them or cover them with fabric swatches and hang them wherever your little bird friends may visit.
Tutorial Link – Creativecraftnights
This is a great project for kids, even younger ones. These adorable and colorful tropical fish are easy to make and the project requires very few supplies. This is a really good project for teachers, camp leaders or any parent who just wants something fun for their kids to create. Just cut the bottle appropriately and then have fun creating loads of colors for your “fish”.
Tutorial Link – Deceptivelyeducational
Ok, so Christmas is over but this is a great project to keep in mind for next year or you could go ahead and make these cute little snowflake ornaments now so they’re ready when you start decorating in December. You just need the bottoms of the bottles and you can use bottles in various different colors or paint clear ones, whatever you have on hand. Tie a ribbon or string at the top and you have a really cute ornament that kids will adore making.
Instead of buying Chia pets, why not recycle those plastic bottles and make your own? You just need the bottom half of the bottle and crafty eyes. You can use the lid as the nose, which is an adorable idea. When you have finished decorating, just fill your little pet with dirt and add whatever seedlings you want.
Make a Broom?
You really can use those old plastic soda bottles to make your own broom! The key to this project is in how you cut those plastic bottles. This broom is great and actually works so the next time you need to buy a new broom, save your money and clean out some rubbish by recycling those plastic bottles. Incidentally, there is also a great milk jug dust pan that goes along with this broom.
Tutorial Link – Permaculture
You had to know that there would be a piggy bank here somewhere. You can turn those plastic bottles into great little piggy banks with just a little time, some paint and a few other key supplies. The great thing is that you don’t necessarily have to make the bank into a pig. Be creative and make all sorts of little animals. These make great projects for kids and wonderful gifts, too.
Tutorial Link – Spoonful
If you tend to have gunky drains and you want a cheap and easy way to clean them out, plastic bottles make wonderful decloggers. You will need a bit of wire and a sharp craft knife to cut the bottle appropriately. This is a wonderful way to clean out hair and other gunk from your drains without having to call a plumber or spend a fortune on drain snakes.
Tutorial Link – Dollarstorecrafts
Kids love playing in the sprinkler when the weather permits and this little plastic bottle sprinkler is the perfect project for summer. You just poke holes in the bottle and then hook it up to your garden hose and let the fun begin. You can let the kids decorate their sprinkler if you want with paint or just leave it plain. You can also use it to water plants during the summer if you need to.
Tutorial Link – Clevercraftycookinmama
2 Liter Stick Horse
This stick horse is adorable and your toddler will absolutely love it. It is really easy to make and would be wonderful as a gift. You have to spray paint the bottle and then bend and twist it to create the horse’s head. Then just add eyes and other decorations, a stick and anything else you want like ribbon or rope.
Tutorial Link – Athriftymom