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Crafts using plastic bottles – 10 creative ways to reuse them

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PDF activity leaflet

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 1-6

This download contains ten ideas for crafts using plastic bottles. Not only are these ideas fun, but they could also save you money!

Over the last 50 years, plastic products have become almost irreplaceable in our lives and are used in huge quantities across the world. In the UK alone, 15 million plastic bottles are used every day.

As plastic is very cheap and versatile, around 50% of the plastic items we produce are single-use products and subsequently get thrown away almost immediately.

Plastic often ends up in the oceans where it harms marine life and their habitats, with over 600 species around the world harmed by plastic every year. No ocean on Earth is unaffected by plastic pollution.

Crafts using plastic bottles

Inside this download you’ll find instructions for the following crafts using plastic bottles:

  • Bird feeder
  • Garden sprinkler
  • Piggy bank
  • Plant pot
  • Desk organiser
  • Watering can
  • Broom
  • Penholder
  • Coin purse
  • Decorations

Global Ocean is a marine conservation charity based in London intent on spreading the word on plastic pollution in our oceans. Follow on Twitter at @GlobalOcean1. Browse more resources for World Environment Day and World Ocean Day activities.

Leaflet with instructions for crafts using plastic bottles
Crafts using plastic bottles – 10 creative ways to reuse them
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