Frugal Earth Day Crafts for Kids
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Need a fun Earth Day craft for your kids to do? Start by looking at the recyclable items that are already in your home. You can turn things that were headed for the recycle bin into Earth Day art! This means you won’t have to spend a lot of money on these fun art projects.
Earth Day is April 22. It is an excellent opportunity for parents to teach their kids about recycling, repurposing, and other things that are good for the environment. Make the lesson fun by helping your kids create these awesome Earth Day crafts.
Toilet Paper Roll Trees
You can do so many art projects with a repurposed empty toilet paper roll! This one is extremely simple to do and would be good for younger kids.
You will need 1 empty toilet paper roll and one piece of green construction paper. Cut out a tree-like shape, and attach it to the roll. (Parents may need to help with the cutting). In a short time, your child will have made his or her very own paper tree. What better way to teach that paper comes from trees than by making one out of paper? This idea came from Enchanted Learning.
Cereal Box Notepads
Infarrantly Creative has step-by-step instructions on how to create cute notepads from empty cereal boxes. First, raid your recycle bin for empty cereal boxes (boxes that once held cookies or pasta could work, too). Next, follow the instructions in the blog. Basically, you will be using the stiff cardboard as the cover of a notebook. Use a pack of notecards for the paper. Bind it by using Mod Podge.
Repurposed T-Shirt Necklaces
Got some old t-shirts laying around, that aren’t quite good enough to donate to a thrift store? Repurpose them into necklaces! The Petite Elefant blog has step-by-step directions for you to follow. Cut the old t-shirts into strips. Collect up all the beads that you have leftover from other projects (or pick some up at a dollar store or craft store). Kids that have the skill to tie knots and to string beads will have fun with this project.
Found Object Mobiles
This Earth Day craft will use up all the little leftover odds and ends that you have lying around the house. Start with some old rulers that your child used at school last year. Or, you could use some paint sticks, instead. You will need some string. Start a string that has several items tied to it, and attach it to the ruler. Plum Pudding has some awesome pictures that show how colorful this craft can become!