10 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

I love nature about as much as I love art and the two work perfectly together. In celebration of Earth Day, I created a resource of 10 activities and crafts that use nature as a material, inspiration, or reuses items that would otherwise go to a landfill. Here they are:

  1. Milk Carton Fairy Houses from stlMotherhood. These adorable houses could provide hours of imaginative play

    Make a cool milk carton fairy houses with your kids!

  2. Journey Sticks from Growing Family. This fun activity gets kids outdoors to explore nature.
  3. Plastic Bottle Cap & Lid Craft For Kids from Crafty Morning. Great ideas to upcycle plastic caps.www.pinterest.com_.jpeg (1536×2048)
  4. Musical Forest from Little Pine Learner. Clever ideas using items in nature to create music!
  5. Nature Shadow Boxes Collect nature items to create a shadow box using a shoe box lid.DSC_0853
  6. Plastic Bag Blooms from Handy With Scissors. These stunning flowers (and blog) are amazing. Can you believe the picture below are actually plastic bags?!
  7. Shell Fossil Imprints in Salt Dough from The Imagination Tree. Make your own homemade salt dough and experiment pressing shells to make fossils.
  8. Nature Soup from Meri Cherry. My girls have loved making “soups” or “potions” from nature items. I love sitting back and watching their imagination and creativity  while doing this.brew7.jpg (500×696)
  9. Birdseed Sensory Bin This bin is a great way provide tactile stimulation for toddlers without worrying about the mess inside.DSC_0144
  10. Wine Cork Stamping from Molly Moo Crafts. Save your wine corks to make these simple stamps!
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