There is a lot we can do to reuse everyday household materials, so they don’t end up in landfills, at least not for a while. Like recycling, reusing items such as plastic bottles, toilet and paper towel tubes, crayons, and old clothing, can help prevent more waste in landfills.

Reusing things means we need to buy fewer new things so we create less pollution. It also means more of our precious natural resources are left for other necessary uses.

Reusing is different from recycling, but it does lead to fewer items being thrown away – always a good thing.

Try these craft ideas that will turn old used things into entertaining new projects.