Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

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Craft projects for kids presented here are given to celebrate Earth Day, April 22. This day reminds us to take care of our planet and stop polluting the land, air and water so as to keep the Earth a healthy place to live on. It`s parents and educators` duty to teach kids to appreciate a beautiful life on the Earth, and the little ones will learn to love and care for it. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials will show children how to make though a little but very important contribution to the preservation of our Earth.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids


Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

All the projects are quite easy and kid friendly. You`ll see how the skillful hands of craftmakers give a second life to unnecessary things.

CATERPILLAR Made from Carton Box

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

1. Take an unnecessary carton box with the corrugation inside and cut the shape of a caterpillar.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

2. Paint the workpiece green (I used gouache paint with PVA glue). Leave it to dry, then draw the eyes and mouth.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

3. Cut and glue the Caterpillar`s mustache (I made it at the end).

4. Make the Caterpillar`s back from the inner corrugated side of the carton.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

5. Paint it in desired color, twist and fasten with a clothespin till it dries to have the desired shape.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Your Caterpillar is ready.

These CATERPILLAS ARE Made from Egg Cartons

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

VASE for Flowers Made from a Plastic Jar

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

To make the vase you`ll need: an empty plastic jar in the form of a vase (which was earlier used as a container for some food), its lid, paper napkins of two different colors, glue, a bit of plasticine, scissors.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Take a napkin (here it`s of white color) and bend it twice, cut a strip and glue.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

From the napkins of the other color bend the strips and make the same.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

You have such strips of two colors.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Take our jar and start gluing white strips on it.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

This is what you`ll have at the end of gluing.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Now make an interlacement.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Put some plasticine on the bottom of the made vase.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Decorate the bottom and the sides of our craft.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

And you can put flowers into it.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

CHRISTMAS TREE from Egg Carton

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

What You`ll Need:

— packings for eggs
— colored paper
— colored beads
— furry wire
— scissors
— glue
— paints and paintbrushes

Making:

1. Cut separate parts from the packings for eggs.

2. Paint them green.

3. Leave to dry fully.

4. Stick the parts together like a christmas tree (look at the photo).

5. From colored paper cut different shapes and glue like christmas tree toys.

6. Glue colored beads like a garland.

7. From furry wire make a star and attach it to the tree top.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

CROCODILE for Keeping Pins and Needles

This craft is made from the cloth pieces of old clothes.

Take the pieces of dense texture (drape, felt) of green, red and white colors. Cut long ovals and fold them as shown in the photo. Sew the ovals in the middle with threads. It`s desirable that you should cut the white cloth with curly scissors — they`ll be the Crocodile`s teeth.

Put our ovals together; the red one (it`ll be the tongue) — inside.

The big green eyes are two pompons from threads.

Glue white and black buttons or sequins on the pompons. The nostrils are made from sequins, too.
Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Some more crafts from felt pieces:

ALIENS

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

FLOWERS from Felt and Toilet Paper Rolls

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

DOLL FURNITURE from Champagne Corks and Wire

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Other CRAFTS from Recycled Materials

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Earth Day
Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Handmade Things from Recycled Materials, Photos

Enjoy your creativity and make your own things. GOOD LUCK!

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Comments (2)

I will use some of these crafts to enjoy with my kindergarteners.
It'a awesome! Craft from a plastic bottle
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