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And your hunt for the best bottle cap crafts is over…! Bottle caps are one of my favorite craft materials and for good reason. These cool things to make with bottle caps will have you set for years worth of drinks! Discl0sure: this post contains affiliate ads.

 

 

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

They are:

  • Versatile
  • Small to store
  • Usually free!

I’ve collected some of the best bottle cap crafts for all ages and purposes from around the web and put together this list of awesome bottle cap crafts for you!

 

 

I have included in this list ideas that use both plastic bottle caps and metal soda or beer bottle caps. While plastic ones are easy to collect on your own (if you don’t drink soda or seltzer, you can ask a friend to collect them for you – which is what I did for the most part), metal ones might be harder to come by. You can actually purchase metal bottle caps, as well as plastic ones, in case you’re having a hard time collecting them.

Otherwise, these bottle cap crafts are a great way to get them out of the landfill!

 

 

 

Copyright: All of the images for these bottle cap crafts below were used with the permissions of the respective bloggers for the purpose of this post. Click on the title link or image for the full tutorial. 

I have created a square and vertical image for your convenience for sharing these amazing bottle cap crafts. Please use the first or last image in this post when sharing and not one of the individual photos below, out of respect for the creators’ copyrights.

 

 

 

DIY Toy Bottle Cap Crafts:

 

1. Make a totally-not-scary rattlesnake that really rattles! This bottle cap snake makes for a fun fidget toy, or is great for pretend play.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

2. A  Dump Truck Softie by Swoodson Says is definitely going to delight your little one! And the bottle cap wheels actually turn…

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

3. Bring pretend play to a new level with these  Miniature Pies by Adventure In A Box. Don’t those metal caps make a perfect pie crust?

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

4. Teach your child how to count with this Toy Piggy Bank and Money by Sunny Day Family. It also helps practice fine motor skills.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

P.S. If you love these ideas and make crafts like these, come join the Sisterhood of Crazy Crafters – for free! You can share the crafts YOU make! It’s the go-to place for out-of-the-box crafting!

 

Bottle Cap Crafts for Kids

 

5. This brilliant Bird Puppet by Messy Little Monster is actually a great DIY toy, but made by the child as well! It’s a wonderful tool for pretend play.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

6. These Treasure Magnets by Hattifant make beautiful kid-made gifts! I love how they came out and would definitely tack notes on my fridge with them.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

7. Make friendly Plastic Lid Monsters by Crafts by Amanda – an open-ended and slightly wacky craft idea.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

8. I love the different ideas for  Bottle Cap Art that I Heart Crafty Things shares! It’s another great, open-ended crafty art prompt.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

 

Bottle Cap Crafts and DIY for Grown-ups:

 

9.Go totally giftable with  Mason jar lid coasters (source unknown via Pinterest). You can use a ring lid, though you’ll have to work out how to seal it, since there’s no tutorial.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

10. These  French Macarons by I Am A Homemaker were originally made as ornaments, though I think they’d make lovely magnets, jewelry, or anything really!

Update: the website seems to be dead – if anyone knows where they’ve migrated to, please update me so that I can link back!

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

11. Give your outdoors a splash of character with this  Bottle Cap Chime by Kelli Nina Perkins. It’s quite the project, but will definitely satisfy you!

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

12. This Bottle Cap Table by My So Called Crafty Life is one of my favorite projects in this list (and also one of the most ambitious…) You can do it with soda bottle caps if you want to use it in the kids’ room.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

Seasonal Bottle Cap Crafts:

 

13. I love the frosty beauty of these  Snowflake decorations by Blue Bear Wood!

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

14. Bottle caps are the perfect material for this Rudolph Ornament by Red Ted Art.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

15. You can do many things with this  Holly Craft by The OT Toolbox – check out her ideas for it!

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

16. Mini  Bottle Cap Ornaments by Life Over C’s are perfect for a mini tree!

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17. Involve your kids in a spring-time craft with these  Bottle Cap Flowers by My Mundane and Miraculous Life.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

18. And give thanks with a cute and friendly  Bottle Cap Turkey by Crafty Morning.

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

That’s all for now – but I’m sure I’m going to be crafting more with bottle caps in the future.
 


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What have you made with bottle caps lately? Comment below!

 

I love these recycled bottle cap crafts and DIY ideas! I love to collect beer bottle caps AND plastic soda bottle caps, and then making crafts for kids, seasonal crafts, art projects, diy toys, magnets and more with them.

 

 

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Debra Jones

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

I have used bottle caps to make stepping stones. Years ago I saw a documentary about an island inhabited by only birds. There were carcasses of dead birds that deteriorated to the point that their exposed stomachs showed they were filled with plastic bottle caps. At that time plastic caps were not being recycled and they still rarely are. So I vowed to never throw them away again and have found ways to use them. My friends save them for me as well. Tried to post a picture of my work but couldn't do it.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Hi Debra, that is frightening! The comments thread here doesn't have photo posting capabilities but you can post to this group to share with us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/458595427875660/

Lori

Saturday 13th of July 2019

I wish I could post a pic of the poppies we made for Anzac Day

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Monday 15th of July 2019

Lori, you can post it in my Facebook group, the Sisterhood of Crazy Crafters! we'd all love to see! Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/458595427875660/

Marlene Andreason

Saturday 4th of August 2018

I have made snowmen using ribbon on the back to hold 3 together & painted a face on the 1st & dots for the 2nd snowman. They were all painted white to start. I have also crocheted around the cap to make a hot plate holder.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Hi Marlene, those sound so cool and clever - thanks for sharing!

maggy, red ted art

Sunday 27th of November 2016

Love these! They are all so CUTE!! Thanks for including our rudolph!

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