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Go Tube Racers

Your little guy will love turning recycled toilet paper tubes into a hot rod that really races.

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DIY Bowling Game

Even if you don’t buy bottled water or soda (you shouldn’t) — you can still raid the recycling bin at work or at a friend’s house and gather enough bottles for a cool DIY 10-pin bowling game.

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Laser String Obstacle Course

This awesome laser string obstacle course first appeared on the Mis Amiguitos Spanish Montessori blog. The blog has since been taken down, but the idea is still awesome and your son will love building the obstacle course almost as much as he’ll love navigating it. Try this crafty project indoors or outside using trees as pillars.

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Pool Noodle Lightsabers

This easy craft is a great way to upcycle pool noodles and is also perfect for a Star Wars themed birthday party or play date craft.

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Clothespin Airplane

Lots of little boys love planes, and this fun clothespin airplane craft can be done in just minutes without a fancy or expensive airplane model kit. Plus, your little fella can paint his plane in any style he likes or simply leave it plain and get to some pretend flying.

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Glowing Fireflies

Got some plastic Easter eggs to recycle? Try this awesome glowing bug craft. Kids LOVE stuff that lights up, especially if they get to make it themselves.

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Mini Marshmallow Shooters

With just some balloons and plastic cups your little guy can make a cool shooting contraption that will launch mini marshmallows or pom poms way up into the air. Plastic cups aren’t very eco-friendly, but if you’re at a picnic and someone brings them, you can gather them up and wash them out, instead of buying new.

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Lego Balloon Car

This project combines two kid favorites – LEGOs and balloons – for an educational activity that boys will really love.

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Rockin’ Robots

Rockin’ Robots are a super exercise in creativity and repurposing. Kids can gather up tons of recycled materials to “wire” up their cute robots then decorate them however they like.

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DIY Minecraft Sword

If you have a little boy between the ages of 8 and 12 living in your home and haven’t heard all about the “AMAZING” pixelated world of Minecraft, I’m just gonna assume you’re living in a cave. Now, if you’re not a cave-dweller, you can help your guy make this cool DIY Minecraft sword and become the most popular parent of all time.

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Super Sci-Fi Rocket fueled Jet Pack

Not only will your son love helping you make this sweet jet pack — but imagine the possibilities. Fun for play dates, fun for Halloween and a great way to get your kid running around actively.

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Recycled Lava Lamp

If you’ve got some extra Alka-Seltzer tablets and a few other items from your kitchen cabinet and recycling bin, then you and your son can make a very cool DIY lava lamp.

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Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

This sweet Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction idea is more science and project-based than craft-minded, but still super cool. Kids can use recycled summer popsicle sticks to make a long or short chain then watch the sticks explode in an awesome chain reaction.

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Video Game Crafts

My son loves crafting Legend of Zelda items out of wood, clay, paper and more. If your son has a favorite video game, think up some crafty ideas surrounding that game and go to town. Need some ideas to get you started with video game crafts? See the links below:

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Gak

Gak is pretty darn simple, yet little boys seem to love making it and playing with it. Bonus – this is a super inexpensive craft.

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