Best Out Of Waste Ideas For Class K.G and Pre-school Kids

Welcome, these best out of waste ideas for class K.G (Kindergarten) is a good way to start your kid creativity and craft skill. But before I dive into it, let’s talk about why teaching art from waste is important at a young age.

In rapid changing technology as children grow up, they get with the wide variety of gadgets to play with like laptops, tablets, mobiles, games consoles, meaning they miss out on crafting new things and exploring. They may not give time creating their crafts. Therefore, it becomes vital to unite arts and crafts in them at a younger age. The importance of this will be they will learn a new skill and help save the environment by utilizing the waste material.

According to the study of kid’s brain power, it was found that kid has the ability to solve and make a new connection. They don’t look for logics but try to locate the answer by trying a different combination. Most of the adult underestimate the creativity and ingenuity of children.

Teaching our kids or developing a habit of making use of waste will grow their brain. And in most of the cases after some time they make things out of waste which can put the best of us to shame.

Alright! Enough of talk.

Today, I will be sharing five best out of waste ideas for class k.g and pre-school kids. These are very easy to craft and are easy to find around the waste material in the home. Before planning out this post, I made sure all the art ideas should be safe and harm kids whatsoever.

And the best thing is you only need glue and colors to make most of the items in the list.

5 Best Out of Waste Ideas for class K.G

  1. Convert Old Photo Frame into a Tray

Things required:

  1. Photo Frame
  2. Paint
  3. Iron or plastic curve Handles
  4. Small Screws
  5. Fabric cloth (optional)

Have old photo frame not hanging anymore in walls then put it to use by converting it to the tray. Ask your kid to paint it to make it look fresh.

Let the frame dry and by that time arrange a pair of handles to attach them to the edge. If you find a plastic bar, then you can use glue to attach to the edge of the frame, but with iron handles, you have to use shallow screws.

Now with fabric, as seen in the picture below, insert it in middle of the photo frame as a base to your tray. Stick it with good adhesive and make it flat.

This is optional, if you want to make Tray much sturdier, then can add glass to prevent fabric from getting dirty.


Tray made out of photo frame

I am sure this will be mostly loved by girl kids because they like to help mom and by making something useful for mom will make a kid happy.

  1. Use ice-cream sticks to make bookmarks

This is old fashioned, and I also remember doing it when I was young. Making bookmark from ice-cream stick or popsicle sticks is common everywhere because it is the easiest thing to do. But your class K.G kid will love doing it.

Things required:

  1. Popsicle sticks
  2. Craft paper or fabrics
  3. Wiggly eyes
  4. Color Pens
  5. Glue

Take one stick and apply some glue and swaddle or wrap the fabric around it. Now give it a funny looking face with a color pen and make it more interactive by attaching eyes to it. For Inspiration take an idea from Image below.


Bookmark made out of sticks

  1. Make Keychain from sim card holder or expired credit card.

This is easy peasy; even 2-year-old can do it with some help.

Things required:

  1. Rectangular card can be an expired credit card or SIM card.
  2. Old Ring

Yeah! That’s it, you need these two to make the key holder, but to your creativity, you can color the card and draw anything above it. Can also be used as a gift item to kid friend or grandparents.

Best out of waste ideas for class k.g

Key holder made from old credit card

  1. Make Photo Frame from Popsicle stick

After you have made a bookmark from this stick, you can also teach your class K.G kid to make a lovely looking photo frame out of it.

Things Required:

  1. Popsicle stick
  2. Sheet of paper
  3. Paint color
  4. Glitter Pen

You can see in the image that four stick are used make cute photo frame. You have to first paste two stick on the edge of the paper and then two stick over the first two stick.

Now let the creative brain of kid to use, free them to make any pattern on a stick to make it look good.

In image four sticks are used to make a photo frame from waste sticks, you can use this idea to make it larger frame and add your own uniqueness to it.


Photo frame made out of ice-cream sticks

  1. Make Airplane out of waste ice-cream popsicle sticks

Have you noticed that this is the third time we will be using sticks, it is because they are easy to get and make items out of waste from them.

Things required:

  1. Popsicle sticks
  2. Old cloth hook
  3. Glue
  4. Paint color

Firstly, color the sticks and cloth hook with different paint. And glue them as in the image for a better result.


Kids airplane made out of sticks and cloth hook

I hope you found these ideas for your kids to make best out of waste material some inspiration.

At last, I would like to add, don’t limit your kids to education. Make them ready for any hurdles that life will throw at them. Being a mother of 2 kids, I always make sure that my kids participate in extra activities then education.

If you have any more idea for class K.G kids by putting waste to use, then please share them with us in the comment section and Don’t forget to comment your experience after trying these with your kids.

Have a good day!

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