It’s cold outside, the kids are out of school and you may be looking for fun, fireside activities for the family. Used soda bottles and cans offer endless possibilities for crafts. All you need are a few supplies and some imagination. Here are several ideas to get you started.

You can add a personal touch to your gifts by making Santa gift tags using soda can tabs.

Plastic water and soda bottles can be repurposed into festive Christmas trees.

Turn the bottom of a soda bottle into a snowflake ornament you can hang on the tree for years to come.

Or use soda can tabs to create a unique, modern ornament that will add flair to your home all year round.

If you like penguins you’ll love this penguin made out of two soda bottles.

So grab some hot cocoa, crank up the holiday tunes and enjoy a fun afternoon with the family. In addition to making holiday memories you’ll be helping the planet. When you reuse containers you reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Happy Holidays!