Our local school did an end of the year recycle reuse art project. The kids brought in items that would normally be thrown in the trash, or sent to the recycle center. Things like egg cartons, buttons, old detergent bottles, paper towel rolls, and more. They made these items into works of art.
Here are a couple of their artists visions. The budding artists were in the first grade, so you have to use your imagination with some of these.
This second one is a bug.
I think this last one is a spaceship.
This might be a fun project to do with your child over the summer, create your own recycle, reuse art project.