Plastic Bottle Craft Ideas for Kids

Doing some crafts and activities is one of the great ways to absorb children’s attention and develop their creativity. In this blog post, you will find some plastic bottle craft ideas that you can easily do with your kids and keep them productively engaged.

Some Easy and Fun Plastic Bottle Craft Ideas for Kids:

Glow in the Dark Bottle: In Montessori schools, kids often do this craft with their art and craft teacher. To do this activity at home, you will need a spare transparent water bottle and once the activity is done, you can keep the glow bottle in your child’s room.

  • A transparent bottle
  • Hair gel
  • Glitter glue
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Superglue
  • Glowing stars
  • Squeeze the glitter glue at the bottom of the bottle and then add some glow-in-the-dark paint to the bottle.
  • Now, mix the hair gel with water and pour it into the bottle. (If the gel is too thick only then mix it with water otherwise use it directly).
  • Add the glow stars. The hair gel would add some resistance to the fall of the stars to the bottom.
  • Now use superglue and fix the cap onto the bottle, to avoid any messy accidents. Keep the bottle upside down in your child’s room.

Milk Bottle Butterflies: In Eagle Rock, CA preschools, kids love making these cute bottle butterflies. Making this butterfly craft will encourage your kids to explore nature

  • Bottle
  • Permanent marker
  • Fine point color pens
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Butterfly stencil
  • First, trace the butterfly pattern on the bottle using the stencil. If your child knows how to draw a butterfly, let him draw it.
  • Then, Cut it out.
  • Draw the intricate patterns on the wings of the butterfly using the permanent marker.
  • Now, fill in the patterns with color, using the fine point color pens.
  • Give the butterflies a fold in the middle to make the wings crease up.
  • Bend the pipe cleaner and make a V shape out of it. Now, thread some beads on one half of the pipe cleaner.
  • It's time to place the butterflies such that the wings are on both sides of the V.
  • Twist the ends of the V together and thread in a large bead to make the head. In the end, curl the rest to form the antennas.

Chia Pots: Making Chia Pets using plastic bottles is very popular among the kids who go to Montessori schools.
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Craft eyes
  • Glue
  • Rope to hang the pot
  • First, cut the bottle into two equal parts and discard the top part.
  • Stick the googly eyes and use the cap of the bottle for the nose.
  • Draw the intricate patterns on the wings of the butterfly using the permanent marker.
  • Now, fill the bottle with soil and add some seedlings of your choice.
  • Make a small hole at the bottom of the bottle to drain out the extra water.
  • You can hang the pot on the balcony or in a place where the seedlings receive enough sir, sunlight, and water to grow.