1) Paper towel empty rolls / toilet empty rolls
These can easily be turned into rainmakers (add rice, rocks or dried beans; then, seal off each end with duck tape, decorate and use).
2) Paper bags
These items can be easily turned into paper puppets.
3) Cotton balls
Cotton balls can be used as decorative craft additions or dyed into any color.
4) Yogurt containers
These items can either be recycled or repurposed into gardening/flowering pots; great for young kids to decorate/paint. They can also be converts into pails (just use a hole puncher to insert two holes on opposite ends of the container and use a heavy duty string as a handle).
These items can either be recycled or repurposed. They can be cut and pasted and used to create collages of all types (themes may include: animals, favorite foods, sports, transportation, clothing, etc.)