Best Earth Day Kid Crafts
These Best Earth Day kid crafts are a fabulous way to celebrate the magnificence of our planet while making a difference. Whether planting, crafting or talking about ways to make Earth healthy, I hope you find a way to celebrate. April is the month that we celebrate Earth Day and all of the many ways we can take care of our planet.
FREE PRINTABLE Activities for Earth Day
EARTH Day and Planting Things
It’s always a good idea to teach kids how things grow! This fun project uses recycled items to make the planters! You can grab the details for it here on the blog!
Recycled Ideas for Earth Day Kid Crafts
When creating craft projects for kids and families, it is fun to make things using recycled items from around the house. I am excited to share three fun ones that can be done with materials that I am guessing, all houses have. Gather up your cans, jars and old keys and get ready.Here are a few of my favorite recycled crafts projects.
Food jars are a great start to making fairy lanterns for the outdoors. You will need a few things to get started.
Paint designs with DecoArt paint on the jars and let it dry. I like this paint because it is thick and doesn’t run. Once it is dry, put a thick coat of Deco-Pauge over it to seal the paint for the outdoors. Wrap wire around the lip of the jar and tie ribbons to decorate. The jars are fun to place in the garden and hang from trees. Burning candles in them at night provides light for the fairies.
Glass jars are great for so many things. Another great way to recycle them is to wrap them in yarn and make flower jars. If you use Eco-Fi basic felt by Kunin Group (which is made from recycled bottles) for flowers you can create masterpieces! These would make fantastic gifts.
Tin Can Stilts
Tin cans (coffee cans are best) are fantastic for making stilts. You will need to clean the cans and remove all the labels before getting started. Be sure to have the following supplies ready too.
- Tin Cans
- DecoArt Multi-Purpose Acrylic Paints
- Hole Puncher that Cuts Through Metal
Paint your cans to decorate them. Punch holes in the can on either side. Use yarn to make the handles. I braided colors together to make it a thicker handle. Your final yard handle should measure the height from your child’s armpit to their ankle then doubled. Tie the yarn handle through the holes of the can to complete the stilt. You will need to do this for both cans. When the child stands on the can and hold the handles to balance, they become taller. This is a great activity for coordination and balance.
Wind Chimes From Old Keys
Old keys make great wind chimes. To make these you will need the following items.
- 7 Keys
- Plastic Lid from a Tin Can
- Sculpey Bake Shop Clay
- Hole Punch
- Punch seven holes around the outside of the plastic lid.
- Cut 7 pieces of yard measuring 18 inches in length and thread one through each hole.
- Tie the 7 pieces of yarn together on the top of the lid forming a knot.
- Make 7 flowers or beads with Sculpey Bake Shop clay that have holes in the middles. These will keep your keys from getting twisted together when the wind blows.
- Tie your flowers to the yarn halfway between the end and the lid.
- Add your keys to the bottom of each piece of yard in knots.
- Hang your wind chime and enjoy the music.
Best Earth Day Book
The Lorax is the BEST Earth Day book I know of! I LOVE it so much that I create a whole Lorax party.
Give the Gift of Earth
Download this FREE printable page of tags. Cut them out. Attach them to seeds or little plants and give them to friends. This is a great way for kids to give to other kids.
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