These fun ways to epicycle a tire help kids learn the value of turning trash to treasure. From bike to car tires, these ideas are great for indoors or out.
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.
— Mother Teresa
Upcycling is a really great way to help teach kids about the value of reusing and repurposing an item.
This helps care for the earth as it cuts down on waste, and helps children develop and empathetic and creative mindset. Here are some really fun ways to upcycle a tire for your home.
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to take ‘trash’ and turn it into ‘treasure’.
We love to start a project like this without an end goal in mind. This sparks the creative process by saying, hmm, what can we create?
We recently re-did our backyard, creating a more natural play space with open-ended play areas, and one of our favorite features is our old tire.
We found a tire on the curb and wondered what we could create. It has become a central component of our digging/tool area, and I’m sure we will continue to create with it.
If you need a little inspiration for what to do with any old tires you have, or like us, find on the side of the road, here are 9 really fun ways to upcycle a tire.
9 Awesome Ways to Upcycle a Tire
Used Tire Snowman by The Midget Mama
Garden Planter From a Tire by Simple Acres Blog
Bicycle Tire Memo Board by Diva of DIY
DIY Tire Swing by The Scrap Shoppe
Tire Wreath by Sugar Bee Crafts
Upcycled Tire Ottoman by Persia Lou
Colorful Tire Planters by Diva of DIY
DIY Dog Bed From a Tire by Practically Functional
Tire Teeter Totter by Sugar Bee Crafts
Upcycling helps teach kids to care for the Earth. They learn to reuse items and to be creative when wanting something rather than just purchasing something new.
Plus, upcycling can be fun! Enjoy the fruits of your creative labor with these fun ways to epicycle a tire!