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Busy Hands: Recycled Bottle Lighthouse

My favourite crafts are the ones where we use recyclables. It makes me feel good about generating less waste, we have fun in the process of making something, and we have a craft to show for it at the end of the day!

We made this Lighthouse Craft from a plastic soda bottle. It's an easy version of a lighthouse that toddlers and preschoolers can make without difficulty.

An easy lighthouse craft for kids using a plastic bottle.

Here are the things you need to make this Recycled Bottle Lighthouse craft:


- A plastic soda bottle 
- Red, white, yellow, and black craft paper
- Tape
- Glue

This is how you can make it:


1. Cut out enough white paper to go around the bottle, leaving the curved part.

2. Cut out two strips of red to make the lighthouse, and glue it on equally spaced on the white paper. 

3. Wrap this around the bottle and glue at the back.

Making a lighthouse with a plastic bottle.

4. Cut out a yellow strip of paper to go on the bottle around the curve.

5. Glue on small strips of black paper on it, and wrap around the bottle, gluing it at the back.

6. Take another piece of red paper, and tape it curved at the top. It should be sort of like an open cone.

Recycled Lighthouse craft - Easy for kids to make!


It's as simple as that! You lighthouse is ready.


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.
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15 comments

Nina G said...

That's so cute! This is so timely because we saw a few lighthouses on a recent road trip.

Karen Bell said...

Lovely recycled craft. It looks great.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

Lindsey Kettle said...

This is so cute :) Great idea for a simple craft for little ones. :)x pintorials x

My Bored Toddler said...

Another great craft! Love this one as well :-)

Hodge Podge said...

This is great - a perfect recycled craft for Earth day!
#Pintorials

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Another great, simple craft :) #pintorials

Louisa said...

This is fantastic. It is so simple but effective. #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

Oh wow, I love seeing lighthouses..so few of them where we live!

abigail said...

I love lighthouses. Simple and beautiful craft. #LetKidsbeKids

Eileen Teo said...

Wow! What a lovely lighthouse!
Thank you for joining with us #Pintorials

domesstique said...

Now, that's a beautiful lighthouse. I love it. xx

My Bored Toddler said...

This is great - I was just thinking that I wanted to do more space/rocket type crafts and this one looks great. Thanks for linking to #ToddlerFunFriday

Tarana said...

You could totally try to make this into a rocket!

kidGLloves said...

Grace says - What a great idea. Whenever I see a Lighthouse, I always think of the beach and you guys have put me in a totally holiday mood......
Thanks for linking to #minicreations

Tarana said...

That's good, glad it made you think of a holiday!

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