Best out of waste easy ideas – Waste material craft (Part 3)

Best out of waste easy ideas

I am back with the third series of best out of waste easy ideas. The aim of these easy craft ideas is proper waste material use. Based on the recent facts published on Worldcounts, every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months. Another important thing to ponder on, how much money each individual can save if we think before buying anything.

Like the previous two articles, I have collated information from mommy bloggers all around the world. I am so grateful these lovely mammas to help me out in creating the entire series of waste material crafts.

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Checkout the other two blog that put waste material use in an amazing way


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Egg Carton Boat that Floats

Egg cartons are available easily or can be bought online from Amazon. Toys for children is just like clothes or ladies, they are always less. I recently met Betty, who introduced me to this beautiful piece of craft. A simple yet so amazing.

Just cut up an egg carton and you are off to some fun water play with your favorite characters. Your kids can also decorate their own sails and customize their own boats. The egg carton boat has two criteria: 1) It needs to be able to float, and 2) It needs to be powered by wind. This way, my children could race them across the pool by blowing on them. 

  • Egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Straws
  • Paper
  • Optional: glue gun
  • Optional: Aluminum foil

For detailed step by step instructions visit Mombrite. Betty, mom of two runs this amazing blog.

best out of waste easy ideas
best out of waste easy ideas – waste material use


This is one of the easiest way to put waste material use or best out of waste easy ideas. A splash of red and whimsy to your Valentine’s decorating with a Big, Bold Heart craft made from upcycled toilet paper rolls.

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Wire (bend into heart shape)
  • Basic craft supplies

For step by step instructions, here is a visit Theboondocksblog

best out of waste easy ideas
best out of waste easy ideas

Start Seeds in an Egg Carton

During the pandemic, I noticed a lot of my friends started planting and growing plants. This not only turned into a hobby for few but many jumped into organic farming. If you observe your nearby areas, you would notice tons of nursery around making money selling seeds and saplings that can be easily natured at home.

Holly Bertone, owner of Pinkfortitude used egg cartons and started seeds. This is a great best out of waste easy ideas for someone who is planning to be brave enough to start gardening.

  • 12 or 18 cardboard egg carton
  • 2 cups of organic potting soil
  • 6 eggshells crushed (be careful if doing by hand)
  • 2 TBSP coffee grounds
  • Organic Seeds
  • Scissors
  • Old baking sheet

For step by step instructions, please visit Pinkfortitude

best out of waste easy ideas
best out of waste easy ideas

Frida Kahlo Paper Doll Craft

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter. Keeping her in mind, Angela Milnes made a beautiful doll using cardboard tubes and craft papers

  • Cardboard Tube (Toilet Paper Roll)
  • Coloured craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Marker pen
  • Paper doll template

For detailed instructions and doll template, visit Theinspirationedit

best out of waste easy ideas
best out of waste easy ideas – Waste Material use

Easy Simple Bird Feeder

Feeding birds is fun for kids and is great for the environment. This is a great waste material use and is must if you have bird visiting your yard.

  • Cardboard tube (like a clean toilet paper roll)
  • Peanut butter
  • Bird seed
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Butter knife
  • 1. Use the scissors to make a small hole at the top and bottom of each side of the cardboard tube.
  • 2. Thread string through the top set of holes, then tie one end of the string to each side.
  • 3. Push the bamboo skewer through the bottom set of holes to make a resting perch for the birds.
  • 4. Pour bird seed into a shallow dish.
  • 5. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the outside of the cardboard tube.  Immediately roll the tube in bird seed or press bird seed against the sides.
  • 6. Hang the bird feeder outside on a dry day.

For step by step instructions visit Attachment Mummy

waste material use

With this I am ending waste material craft series. I would like to thank all lovely mommies who collaborated in these series. I hope you all enjoyed reading all three blogs. Will request you to start improvising and using waste material. Recycling and upcycling is very important for our environment. If each one does our bit, we can save mother Earth. We all have to come together to save this lovely planet.

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10 thoughts on “Best out of waste easy ideas – Waste material craft (Part 3)

  1. My goodness! It is just so amazing what we can do we waste and to know these are easy! Super creative. I wonder who thinks of these things….

  2. Egg carton for plants are a great idea! Hmmn… I’m no gardener but I’m gonna have to try that soon. Plus, cardboard is biodegradable so that works too.

  3. Making craft out of waste material is indeed beautiful. I have not read the previous 2 parts but this one is indeed beautiful. These ideas of crafts are great and my younger niece would love it!

  4. These are great ideas. I have some empty egg cartons and I have no idea what to do with them. Would love to use it to start seeds. Thank you for sharing!

  5. My son was looking for junk to create crafts and since we throw everything in recycling it was super difficult. I like the egg carton boat and will be doing that with him since thank God I have 2 eggs remaining in the fridge and carton still intact.

  6. Really, thanks for your collection here. We used to do recycling crafts like these when we were kids a lot but they haven’t really been normalized for adults! I’ll be more mindful of my waste!

  7. Awesome ideas! I always use egg cartons as seed starters. They are readily available and compostable too. The bird feeder idea is great too. I am making that soon.

  8. These are great craft ideas to do with children. My son would want to plant seeds in egg cartons. He loves plants.

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