We have been doing this recycling project in our first grade classes for several years now and it has been a great experience. The children learn how to create a good in connection to Social Studies while using natural and capital resources. We also encourage the use of recycled materials in connection with our science unit on the environment. There is also a written component that we display with the projects during the sharing time.
Though this was created with 1st graders in mind, it can be easily adapted for other grade levels. If you need help making changes, please contact me and I would be happy to help. I can also send a word document version of this project to anyone interested so changes can easily be made.