Are you looking for a way to entertain the kids and have fun this summer? Why not recycle at the same time?  Making fun crafts using empty beverage containers offers a great solution.

While the Internet holds a vast array of different project ideas, we’ve compiled a couple of our favorites. The “ocean-in-a-bottle” craft is perfect for a younger age group, that can also serve as an educational opportunity. For an older crowd, a bubbling lava lamp is an exciting option. And as an added bonus, learning the science behind the reaction can be just as fun.

The best part of all? By making any of these crafty projects, you’ll be doing your part to help recycle and pass the message on to the next generation.

So, get out there and get creative this summer!