15 Ways to Recycle Jar Lids in Kids Activities

Recycle colorful jar lids for awesome activities with preschoolers. Jar lids of all sizes and colors are easy to reuse for hands-on learning through play. Kids from toddler to kindergarten age will love these fun activities with jar lids.

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Recycled materials such as jar lids provide interesting opportunities for crafting with preschoolers. Using recyclables reduces the cost of crafting, and puts packaging, and other materials destined for the garbage, to good use.

This roundup includes activities to promote counting and sorting, and crafts that involve painting and gluing. There are even suggestions for making gifts for family and friends.

Jar lid crafts and activities

These simple crafts and activities cover a wide range of options, making it easy to plan daily activities with toddlers and preschoolers.

Choose from over 15 amazing suggestions for hands-on fun. Engage kids fine motor and creative skills with these fun ways to reuse jar lids.


Bugs and Flowers and Father's Day Fun


Kids activities with jar lids


Mini Banjo / The Craft Train

Father's Day Medal / Red Ted Art

Picture Frames / Red Ted Art

Glitter Bugs / Crafts by Amanda

Flower Stamps / Emma Owl

Mason Jar Lid Flowers  / 123Homeschool4me

Shape Sort / Preschool Toolkit


Sorting and Splashing and Holiday Crafting


Recycled jar lid crafts for kids


Posting Activity / Emma Owl

Color and Size Sort / Preschool Toolkit

Sailboats Water Play / My Bored Toddler

Christmas Ornament / PreKPages

Wreath / Happy Hooligans

Snowman Ornament / Preschool Toolkit

Decorated Gift Jar / Mosswood Connections


More fun with lids!

Flip Top Lids Fine Motor Play / My Bored Toddler

Laundry Detergent Caps Musical Shakers / Preschool Toolkit



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