Tag Archives: Earth Day Crafts

Kids’ Crafts: Celebrate Earth Day

Teaching kids how to be more sustainable by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is part of our daily routine. By now my little ones correct me if they see me being careless about water usage or throwing something away that could be useful. Earth Day crafts are a great way to celebrate the Earth and our home and brainstorm more ways that we can preserve our resources and protect the environment. Join me and my little ones in our celebration with these great tutorials for Earth Friendly Crafts!

I’ve been looking for a new paper mache project to make with my school aged nieces (5 and 7). This project is beautiful and interesting to make but it’s also a great opportunity to answer questions they might have about our planet, how it differs from the other planets, what kinds of resources we have and what we can do to protect and conserve them.

Paper Mache Globes Housing a Forest

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Kids Crafts: Earth Day!

Teaching kids how to be more sustainable by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is part of our daily routine. By now my little ones correct me if they see me being careless about water usage or throwing something away that could be useful. Earth Day crafts are a great way to celebrate the Earth and our home and brainstorm more ways that we can preserve our resources and protect the environment. Join me and my little ones in our celebration with these great tutorials for Earth Friendly Crafts!

These Earth Crayons are easy to make, and so cool to color with! What a great way to reuse all those broken pieces of crayons.

Homemade Earth CrayonsSandy Toes & Popsicles

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Earth Day: Recycled Crafts

My favorite crafts are Recycled/Repurposed Crafts, so I thought I’d put together a few ideas to inspire your crafting this Earth Day. Whether you’re looking to create recycled Spring decor, upcycle old clothing, or repurpose antiques into new furniture I hope these crafts will inspire you to create sustainably, and craft on any budget!

There are so many ways to recycle Tin Cans. You can decorate them and use them to organize your desk or craft table, you can hang them on the wall in your mudroom or entry way to hold items you don’t want to forget on your way out (keys, chap stick, gloves), or you could fill them with flowers like these! The possibilities really are endless.

Tin Can Wall OrganizerKnick of Time

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Earth Day Roundup

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

It’s not a secret that crafters love to recycle. There is some thrill in repurposing something that would be thrown away by a non-crafter. Today is Earth Day, the perfect time to celebrate that spirit of salvaging and creating something out of nothing. Let’s take a look back at some of my favorite recycled crafts…

Recycled Pinwheel

Recycled Pinwheel

This whimsical craft is made from an empty milk jug. It’s the perfect craft to get started teaching children about recycling and repurposing.

tin can friends

Tin Can Friends

In addition to teaching recycling, these tin can pots are perfect for getting your Earth Day seedlings started. Recycle old materials and grow some plants to celebrate!

More Earth Day Crafts…

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Repurposed “Dipped” Cans

By General Crafts Contributor Erin from the blog Lovesome.

Reuse old tin cans to make elegant storage.

With Earth Day around the corner, I’ve been trying to think of something I can do to repurpose an everyday item. One day I was washing some cans to put in the recycling bin and realized that their shape and texture was pretty great. All they needed was a little color and they would be perfect!

Here’s what you need to make your own dipped cans:

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Tug-a-Toy

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.

Tug a Toy at ThinkCrafts.com

tug-a-toy at ThinkCrafts.com

 

April is National Pet Month and Earth Day. In Celebration of both, today I’m sharing a recycled craft that will make your pup happy. I have a house of three dogs, they all love a rousing game of tug-a-rope. When they play with us, it stays civil and the toy survives. But, when they play with each other, the toys get destroyed. If you had to replace as many as I have, any alternative would work. Here is a chance to use up old t-shirts and make 2 or 3 toys per shirt! Saving money, recycling old clothes, and making (wo)man’s best friend happy all in one craft!

tug-a-toy materials

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Sand Bowl

By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

You can make a bowl from a lot of things, but did you know you can make one out of sand? It’s a great way to use sand from your favorite beach vacation spot to create a souvenir. All you need is a handful of items to make the beautiful piece that can be used to shells or other beach finds.

What you’ll need:

Step 1. Choose a bowl that is going to serve as the base of your sand bowl.

Step 2. Wrap the outside of the bowl in plastic wrap. Smooth out all of the wrinkles and bumps so it’s a completely even surface or you can leave a few seamed lines so it resembles the natural lines created in the sand from the waves. Push the end of the plastic wrap into the inside of the bowl.

Step 3. Find a disposable bowl you won’t mind throwing out after use.

Step 4. Place your base bowl upside down on a vinyl placemat. It allows the glue and sand to stick to it, dry on and easily peel off or wash off with a little scrubbing.

Step 5. In your disposable bowl, mix together the glue and sand using a popsicle stick until you have a consistency that is thick but that you can still pour.

Step 6. Pour the glue mix over the bowl. Don’t worry if you don’t pour it completely even, gravity will pull it down and even it out.

Step 7. After about 3 hours, pour more glue over the bowl so it creates another layer. Repeat the process again in a few more hours.

Step 8. Let the bowl sit for a full day. Avoid moving it while it’s drying or you could make marks in the glue.

Step 9. Lift the bowl, then very carefully peel the plastic wrap off.

Step 10. Use scissors to cut away any ragged edges on your sand bowl.

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