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20+ bottle cap crafts for kids & adults

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20+ bottle cap crafts for kids & adults

20+ bottle cap crafts for kids & adults! I love upcycling, recycling, refashioning; it is such a thrill to make something useful or beautiful from what would’ve been thrown away. Bottle caps are easy to find and come in a great variety of colors and sizes, making them an excellent recycled craft supply. I have recycled bottle cap art along with some crafts to share – start saving those caps and get crafty! I usually make pretty focused round-ups but this one is a big mixer with bottle cap crafts for kids, bottle cap crafts for adults, and ideas for both plastic and metal caps!

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First, let’s look at some bottle cap art!


These bottle cap mandalas made by Bryant Holsenbeck are crazy cool!  (no longer online)

Image courtesy of and © Mary Ellen Croteau

Image courtesy of and © Mary Ellen Croteau

The portraits made in bottle caps are so startling, created by Mary Ellen Croteau. How does one even “think” like that, with all the color shadings! It’s amazing.

I didn’t get photo permission to share, but click through to check out this stunning wall art made from bottle caps – how beautiful is that!

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upcycled bottle cap projects

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I loved looking at the unique bottle cap art and installations made by Michelle Stizlein, what a fun collaborative art piece to do with a class or as a family!


Rattlesnake Toy from Moms & Crafters, both kids and cats would have fun with this I think.


Pretend play-doh cakes from Love and Lollipops, my kids would love playing pretend with these or they’d make cute ornaments.


Rudolph ornament from Red Ted Art, this would make a great group craft.


Bird puppets from Messy Little Monster, I want to make these as cat toys!


Monster faces from Crafts by Amanda, perfect rainy day kid’s craft.


Miniature pie figurines from Adventure In A Box; that doll is wigging me out but the pies themselves are so beautiful, mini art!


Recycled treasure magnets from Hattifant, super colorful and an easy way to use up beads.


Dump truck softie (with wheels that turn!) from me, Swoodson Says, perfect for busy little hands.


Snowflake decorations from Zing Zing Tree, I would’ve never guessed the materials used here.


Bottle cap bugs from TGIF, these would be adorable as magnets or on a headband.


Mistletoe ornament from Sugar Aunts, super simple and easy.

Shiny, simple bottle cap magnet tutorial from Clever Pink Pirate, these would make a great stocking stuffer!

Perfect for the holidays, an upcycled snowman bottle cap craft from Trish Sutton, my kids would love this.

This looks so classy! A beautiful mirror made from upcycled bottle caps, by Mark Montano.

These might not work with plastic bottle caps but they’re so cute, garden flowers from Crafts by Amanda.

[I didn’t hear back about picture permission, but these are so cute so click over to see them!]

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maggy, red ted art

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

oh my goodness, I LOVE that watermelon!!! Thanks for including our rudolph! :-)

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