Earth Day Activities for Kids: Celebrate Earth Day With Earth-Friendly Recycle Crafts by Ali Mathis

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Earth Day Activities for Kids: Celebrate Earth Day With Earth-Friendly Recycle Crafts

Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach children about recycling and reusing. This fun, free Earth Day activity is a great way to entertain the kids and help the earth. 

Use any clean household recycled items that you have: toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, cardboard boxes, empty egg cartons, tin cans (make sure there's not sharp edges), empty milk jugs, clean food containers, etc. Provide your child with a work area (if you're letting them use glue or paint, you may want to put down newspaper or a drop cloth) and let them get creative!

You'll need:

  • used items (examples below)
  • glue
  • duct tape or scotch tape
  • rubber bands

Here's how to do it:

  1. Gather some items that you would normally throw away. Coffee cup sleeves, egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, cleaned-out food containers, rubber bands and drink tops are just a few examples of items that work well.
  2. Put them on a table with some glue, duct tape, Scotch tape and rubber bands. 
  3. Add other craft materials you already have, like paint, pipe cleaners, beads, construction paper, etc. 
  4. Let the kids create their own sculptures and art masterpieces.

Here are some recycle craft ideas.

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Scotch Tape $2 & Up
Rubber Bands $3 & Up
Glue $1 & Up

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