Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Springtime is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors with children. This is one of my favorite books for inspiring fun in nature and creativity. . .Ecology Crafts for Kids by Bobbe Needham. A great reference for Earth Day fun!

Encourage your children to recycle and care for the environment with this book. It contains 50 ideas using items from nature (stones, sticks, plants, etc.) and recycled materials (cans, paper bags, newspapers, etc.) A few of their eco-friendly ideas include: license plate bird feeder, handprint giftwrap, a wooden house for bats, birch bark canoe, potato print shirts, mosaic flowerpots, sketch and press nature journals, paper bag books, cut and paste bottles and jars, corn husk sunflowers, papier mache pinata and hats, Eco party ideas, bottle gardens, natural cosmetics, and more.
Craft ideas range from easy to more challenging and are appropriate for a variety of age ranges, though elementary and middle school aged students would enjoy them the most. The book is filled with several photographs for each activity making it a hit with visual learners!
In addition to great craft ideas, the book highlights several environmental organizations -- many started by kids -- that are making a difference. This book just might inspire your child to get involved!

Click Here for More Earth Day Fun: Touch the Earth Game.

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