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Earth Day Ideas – Crafts and DIYs

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Earth Day Up Cycles

Hand Knit Rag Rug – by Nemcsok Farms

This upcycle was truly one of the most interesting projects I have taken on so far.  You can create your own also – just find an old bedsheet, and follow along with the tutorial.  

Globe Upcycle – by My Sister’s Suitcase

I have to say, I prefer a globe that looks like a globe.  Now that that is out of the way – this is a great way to decorate a thrift store or garage sale find of a damaged globe.  Plus – the way this one is done, is very earth day appealing.

Bottle Cap Flower – by Crafts by Amanda

How many of us fidget relentlessly with the bottle caps that come off the tops of our beverages?  Doesn’t this piece of garden art just give you total piece of mind?

Owl Craft Project – by Empress of Dirt

A stunning way to upcycle cardboard!  Anything owl-y automatically ranks as a fave around here – add an up cycle to the mix, and I’m totally sold!

Earth Day DIYs

DIY Tooth Brush Holder – by Shaken Together Life

Eliminate the toothbrush pileup that can result from a busy household!  Also, the theme of the toothbrush holder adds a gentle reminder to be mindful of the water waste at the sink!

 

Recycle Bin Labels – by Lia Griffith

Lovely, practical and printable.  A wonderful way to add a little character and a lot of style to your rubbish and recycling bins!

Cottage Chic Herb Garden – by the Gardening Cook

You really can’t go wrong with a DIY herb garden – and this one is cottage chic done in mason jars.  Keep your favourite fresh herbs at the ready, and make Mother Nature proud.

 

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Earth Day Crafts

Globe Garland – by Poppy Talk

Origami projects are always a fun way to craft the day away, and when you can put this super fun earth day spin on it – well I am all for it!

Glass Globe Terrarium – by Stephanie Lynn

Not only perfect for Earth Day – these would also make pretty awesome DIY gifts for pretty much any person, and for any occasion.

Book Page Wreath – by the Gunny Sack

Stop. The. Press. I can not with any level of sincerity and good conscience suggest or support doing this to a book – but I can and wholly suggest doing it with other paper you can recycle – such as newspaper or old magazines.  

 

 

 

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

 

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Wine Cork Garden Markers

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Garden Markers made from up-cycled wine cork are more than just cute.  They also help you remember what the heck you were doing.  Inspired by these sweet cork markers I found on Baby Centre I have ventured to make my own version.

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Herb Gardens

I am not going to lie.  Herb gardens are decidedly not something I am good at.  So when it comes to planting herb gardens, I need all the help I can get.  Over the years I have gotten fairly decent at identifying sprouts, like tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beets, onions, etc.  But herbs, no.  What I need is a lot more experience growing herbs, and until then – I’ve got a clever little up-cycle that it gonna help me out

Wine Cork Garden Markers

Another really easy up-cycle, that is not only cute – it’s actually quite useful.  And who doesn’t love a useful craft?  My version of these wine cork garden markers uses a wire hanger instead of doweling or skewers ( you likely already have a wire hanger to spare) and because of that you don’t need a drill either, just push the wire into the cork.  Real people, real living and totally do-able.

Materials:

  • wine corks
  • white wire hanger
  • wire cutters
  • sharpie

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Directions:

  1. Unravel the coat hanger, and straighten and if you don’t have a white one, you can paint it.  Just be sure to let it dry very very well before you start handling it
  2. Using the wire cutters, cut the hanger into several lengths, approx 5 – 6 ” long
  3. Push one wine-cork onto the end of one 5″ length of wire
  4. Using the sharpie ( or other permanent marker) label the cork with the type of herb you’ve planted, or hope to plant, or planted a while ago and you forgot about it and it died…
  5. Place each marker next to the right herbs you planted. Be sure to get it right!  I made myself a sketch of where I planted which herb, so that adding the markers wouldn’t cause confusion and delay.

If you liked this up-cycle

You’ll need to make these lovely nature gifts in a jar, and these egg carton daffodils.  For more grown-upy type crafts, check out this awesome rag rug tutorial, or these super easy cotton napkins.  

Also, you can read about my herb garden prowess and get some seed starting ideas here if you’re looking to start your own – which you should totally do! 

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

 

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How to Build a Bee Garden

How to Build a Bee Garden with bee friendly food and shelter

There is a pretty clear call to action in the world to save the bees.  And rightly so, many of the fruits, nuts, vegetables, and herbs we eat need pollinators to reproduce.  And well, that pretty much says it all.

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How to Build a Bee Garden with bee friendly food and shelter

While not everybody loves bees, what with the stinging and the allergies, it is still incredibly important that we keep their populations healthy and active. 

BUILD A BEE GARDEN

Plan for a continuous succession of plants flowering from spring through fall.  Consider providing nesting sites, and a fresh supply of water.

FAVOURITE FOODS FOR BEES

To keep the bees fed all season, have plants that flower at different times.  Plant some crab apple and apple trees, blueberry bushes and foxglove for early blooms.  Add chives, lavender, raspberry bushes and sunflowers for the middle of summer blooms.  Pumpkin, squash and echinacea and asters are all great options for later in the summer and early fall.  Plant flowers of a single species in big groups instead of in scatterings so bees are more likely to find them. Also, a variety of flower shapes and colours will benefit a diversity of bees.

How to Build a Bee Garden with bee friendly food and shelter

BEE GARDEN CREATURE COMFORTS

Besides those great big nectar and pollen filled flowers, bees need a place to nest and lay eggs, and they also need water.  

For nesting, provide dry stems, wood blocks drilled with variously sized holes for twig-nesting bees or a small sunny patch of bare mulch free ground for ground-nesting bees.  You can also purchase a Triangle Bee House, a Giant Solitary Bee Nester, or an Interactive Solitary Beehive 

How to Build a Bee Garden with bee friendly food and shelter

Provide fresh water to drink by lining a shallow bowl or plate with rocks before adding water, leaving some rock surface as landing strips, and top up the water often.

 

How to Build a Bee Garden with bee friendly food and shelter

LOVE THIS GARDEN?

You’ll love our How to Build a Butterfly Garden post as well.  We’ve collected a rainbow’s worth of flowers from Purple Flowers, Blue Flowers and Flowers that have amazing Foliage to the Warmer Blooms of Yellow, Orange and Red.  See how to give yourGarden A Fairy Tale Look, and be sure to check out our fun and informative round up of 30 Ways to Fall in Love with Flowers

 

 

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Hand Knit Rag Rug

DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!

Are you ready to see something really and truly amazing?  Because I had a fit of creative genius let me tell you, and I am feeling pretty pleased with myself.  Any Rag Rug is thing of beauty to be sure, but this – this my friends, is no ordinary Rag Rug.

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DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!

This week in the Earth Month Upcycle Challenge, the item we were challenged with up-cycling with, was fabric.  And what a good opportunity to go through my stash.  

When setting out meet this challenge, I had a good idea of what I wanted to do. I wanted to use an old sheet, and turn it into a floor mat, or rag rug.  I had two hurdles, first, I wanted to use knitting to construct it, and second, how does one knit a sheet?

My Brilliant Idea

I was pretty sure that I would fall out of love with my project if it required cutting a sheet into strips and then sewing them together at the ends in order to have a fabric strip that was long enough to work with. That’s too much work, and not my idea of a fun time.  My solution – wait for it – 

I sewed the sheet.

Yep, that’s right.  I folded the sheet in half on the long edge, adjust it so that there was about an inch overhang with the edges, and sewed the sheets long edges to each other.  Sort of like a sleeping bag with an open top and bottom.  See the image in step 1. And then I cut the strips.  Or rather, one very long strip. Easy peasy.

Hand Knit Rag Rug

Materials:

  • Huge Knitting Needles – seriously these things are 25mm in diameter.  Just awesome.
  • A twin sized sheet ready to be upcycled
  • Sewing machine, and thread
  • Fabric Shears, I like the ones with bright handles, because I lose EVERYTHING
  • Basic Knitting skills, such as knowing how to Cast On, and make a Knit Stitch (clicking on those links will get you to the tutorials for the fundamentals of knitting ) and how to Bind off.  

Directions:

  1. Fold your sheet over on it’s long edge, miss matching the edges and leaving a 1″ overhang. DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!
  2. Sew the seam along the long edges – you will have a 1″ overhang at each end
  3. Place your sheet, now a large tube, with the first overhang on your work surfaceDIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!
  4. Take a deep breath
  5. And begin to cut.  Cut a 1″ strip, beginning at the overhand, and carry on, around and around until you have a very long 1″ wide strip of up-cycle-able fabric, that is knit-able. ( See how I just make up words as I go along?  ) DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!
  6. Take those gigantic knitting needles, and your newly cut ‘yarn’ and cast on 30 stitches.
  7. Knit 37 rows.
  8. Bind off, and secure and weave in ends.

 

DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!

Now was that not truly brilliant?  

More Smart Ideas

If I wowed you with this up-cycle, just wait until you see how I made the stencil for these Dragon Fly Crafts, and this Trivet and of course our other up cycle challenges, like these Mini Greenhouses and these Paper Pots.

Join in on the Earth Month Up Cycling Challenge and Create Fun New Things from Everyday Recyclable Items

More Awesome Up-Cycles!

10 Awesome Upcycle Ideas for Old Clothes – Crafty Mama in Me

How to Make A Great Recycled Fabric Bag – Witty Hoots

A Tisket A Tasket A Woven Cloth Basket – Mosswood Connections

How to Make Yarn Out Of Old Jeans – Our Daily Craft

 

DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet!

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UpCycled Paper Pots

DIY Up-Cycled Paper Pots from newspaper in two ways, for starting your garden seedlings

Earth Day is on April 22nd and it’s our 2nd time participating in the annual Earth Month Blog Hop. Last year we joined in on the recycling portion (no surprise there, right?) of the Natural Parenting Event with our post on How to Re-Use Absolutely Anything to Grow Plants In, and since this year is all about finding fun new uses for the materials and recyclables you have on hand we will have lots to contribute!  Take the challenge with us!

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DIY Up-Cycled Paper Pots from newspaper in two ways, for starting your garden seedlings

True to Form

Last Week’s Challenge was to up-cycle plastic into something fun, and as you would have expected, we decided to meet that challenge head on, with a really easy DIY Juice Jug Greenhouse project. We’re really sticking to our guns with this growing stuff as we meet this week’s challenge, paper or cardboard, again with a way to up-cycle it into something you can grow plants in. You got it, Up-Cycled Paper Pots.

Up-Cycled Paper Pots

Basically there are two ways to turn old newspapers into pots, with a Paper Pot Maker, yes it’s a thing and it works tremendously well, or by folding paper into a box.  

Using the Paper Pot Maker

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Cut the paper into strips, about 10″ long by 4″ wide
  2. Roll the paper around the handle portion of the Paper Pot Maker, making sure that the newspaper overhangs about an inch off the bottom of the roller
  3. Fold the bottom overlap in to close, and press firmly and turn the newly made pot on the roller, into the disc portion.
  4. Carefully slide the pot off of the roller, and repeat.  Many. Many. Times.

Using Origami

Materials:

Directions

  1. Use the origami instructions of your preference to make a box, you can see how I did it in the image below
  2. Cut the newspaper into either 6″ or 8″ squares
  3. Repeat over and over again until you’re really really good at it, and you’ve used up all of your newspaper.

DIY Up-Cycled Paper Pots from newspaper in two ways, for starting your garden seedlings

How To Use Your Up-Cycled Paper Pots

Same as you would any other pot for starting seeds, start by adding quality potting soil, add water to moisten, add your seeds, cover with a bit more soil, and place on a window sill.  Cover with a film of plastic wrap, or a clear lid from something else, and watch for your seeds to germinate and grow.

When your seedlings are ready to be transplanted to the garden, after hardening them off for a week, you can simply put the entire pot into the garden.  Make sure you’ve tilled in some organic matter and dried manure, dig your hole for the seeding, and place the whole pot right in.  Pack the soil in around and you’re ready to grow.

Be sure to check out all of our other posts on Seed Starting, like our Top Ten Ideas for Seed Starting, and all of our other great Green Living Ideas   The Garbage Deodorizer Pucks are a personal favourite. 

DIY Up-Cycled Paper Pots from newspaper in two ways, for starting your garden seedlings

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Earth Month Up-cycle Challenge

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Egg Carton Daffodils

Upcycle Egg Cartons into Beautiful Daffodils for a fun kid's craft to celebrate spring and nature

Project: Recycle & Create.  Take a predetermined recyclable item, and create something fabulous with it.  The recyclable: egg cartons.  The something fabulous:   Feel free to ooh and aah all you wish.

Upcycle Egg Cartons into Beautiful Daffodils for a fun kid's craft to celebrate spring and nature

These are even more fun than the Gift Paper Frogs – although not nearly as cute.  And these are just as sweet as the Scrap Fabric Fairy House – but way way easier to make.  Our bouquet here was made by a collective group from age 3 to 39.  It’s hard work keeping the 39 year old in check, let me tell ya.

Egg Carton Daffodils

Materials

  • egg cartons
  • yellow paint – we used tempra
  • paint brushes
  • scissors
  • green pipe cleaners
  • the usual smock and table protection

Upcycle Egg Cartons into Beautiful Daffodils for a fun kid's craft to celebrate spring and nature

Directions

Just like our Egg Carton Owls and Our Egg Carton Ladybugs – oooh and the Egg Carton Super Bees – I’ve got a thing, don’t I – start by using those scissors, and cutting the egg carton into individual cups.  You will need two cups per daffodil.

  1. Take one cup, and cut it into four panels, and these will be the outer petals
  2. Paint both cups completely yellow.  You’ll get messy, and you’ll love it!
  3. Take your pipe cleaner, and make a small loop in one end.
  4. Poke a whole through the center of each cup, place the cup that you cut into four petals under the other cup and thread the pipe cleaner through the egg cups, so that the small loops is secured inside the cups.
  5. Repeat over and over until you run out of cups, bundle them, and place them in a vase.  

Upcycle Egg Cartons into Beautiful Daffodils for a fun kid's craft to celebrate spring and nature

 

SEE THE OTHER EGG CARTON PROJECTS FROM THE CHALLENGE

egg cartons
Egg Carton Mache Molds by Teach me Mommy
Intrinsic Hand Strengthening Activity by Sugar Aunts
Flowers by The Gingerbread House
Space Station by Peakle Pie

 

 

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Fun And Entertainment with Garden Creatures

DIY Frog Cottage Perfect for Bug Control and Sweet Summer Sounds
Love the sound of the mama frogs singing her babies to sleep in the spring and summer nights?  How about the bull frogs talking about what they did that day in late summer and fall evenings?  You must love having frogs around to eat a good portion of the mosquito population?  Yes? Well, have I got a deal for you…

DIY Frog Cottage Perfect for Bug Control and Sweet Summer Sounds

Build A Frog Cottage

First, find yourself some clay weeping tile.  Try a neighbour, a house in the neighborhood you have seen having exterior basement / drainage work done on, etc.  Most people end up replacing it with completely new weeping tile, and end up with a plethora of these clay cylinders.  Scavenge for them, you will find some, and this project will cost you zero dollars.

Build A Frog Cottage

 
Old Clay Weeping Tile – Excellent Find!
Now that you have your weeping tile, you can decorate and paint them if you wish. Painting is not necessary, but who doesn’t like painting? Do it outdoors for endless free fun! 
DIY Frog Cottage Perfect for Bug Control and Sweet Summer Sounds 

 

 
Now that your Frog Cottage is ready – place it wherever you have seen frogs, would like to see frogs, or whatever.  On the edge of a garden, or pond is ideal. 
Once you’re pleased with the location, add a puddle of water to the inside of the Frog Cottage.  Frog’s like to stay cool!
And watch, wait and listen.  Check back often to see if you have any guests move into your little cottages. Bring a camera and a note pad!
 

 

And here are some more ways to entertain for hours on end this summer with all sorts of bug and garden creature ideas

Top Ten Ways To Enterain With Garden Creatures

 

Butterfly Life Cycle Experiment – Daily entertainment for weeks by Parenting Chaos

Bugs and Slime go Hand in Hand – Engaging for hours! by Craftulate

Creepy Slimy Fun – Sure to fascinate by The Imagination Tree

Explore and Discover Bugs Everywhere – Fun for life really by Kid World Citizen

Search for Bugs in a Bin – Do this over and over again by Sunny Day Family

Mark the Spot With Bug Spotter Sticks – Full season of fun by Sunhats and Wellie Boots

Build A Butterfly Habitat – Long periods of observation entertainment by Little Log Cottage School

Attract Fireflies – ‘Cause who doesn’t like watching fireflies? by Inspiration Laboratories

Bug Math – Games can be played indoors or out too! by The Preschool Toolbox

Sticky Wall Fun – Excellent for imaginary play too! by Modern Preschool

 

 

Even More Summer Sanity Saving Tips:

 

 
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Top Ten Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers
One of the biggest landmarks of summer is the end of the school year.
 

A lot of parents help their children make and or buy gifts to gift to their teachers, in an effort to show their appreciation.  I wholeheartedly support this movement!  We are blessed with some wonderful teachers, and I am all for giving credit and showing appreciation where it is due. Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

We put together some pretty flower arrangements for our Teachers, see below for details.  Also, I have put together a list of other fabulous Teacher Appreciation Gifts, that you and your children can make for your Teachers.We grow a lot of flowers and vegetables from seed here, and I have set aside some of the various flowers for our Teacher Gifts. Doing this requires some planning – and if growing from seed, you would need to start back in late winter or early spring.  However, this is totally possible to do with flowers you can buy from a nursery or garden center. 

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Materials:

  • Decorative Pots (in this case I used mugs that had been chipped previously)
  • Established Plants (we used seedlings that we had started earlier in the season) 
  • Gravel, broken clay, or marbles
  • Potting soil
  • Gloves
  • Small shovel

Directions:

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

  1. Fill your decorative pot with a handful of gravel, or broken clay, or marbles (this allows for drainage for your plants).  If you are using a pot that has a slotted bottom, you can skip this step if you want.
  2. Fill the pot about halfway with potting soil.
  3. Carefully transfer your established plants – root ball, soil clumps and all – into the decorative pot and firmly add more soil to secure the plant
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have all of your plants in the decorative pot
  5. Add some water, and keep in a safe, happy sunny place until the end of the school year!
  6. Prepare a nice tag to go along with the gift as an added touch!

 

More Fabulous Ways to Say Thanks

Check out these other beautiful,  simple and inexpensive,  appreciation gifts to make for Teacher

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

Chocolate and Wine – Mum in the Madhouse

Fortune Cookies – Me Plus 3 Today

Crayon Monogram – A Mom With A Lesson Plan

A Totally Awesome Tote – East Coast Mommy

Salt Dough Candle Holder – Messy Little Monster

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders – Messy Little Monster

Sugar & Spice Teacher Gifts – Kitchen Floor Crafts

Kid Made Bath Bombs – RedTed Art

Summer Relaxation Bucket – Coffee Cups and Crayons

Sharpies – Totally the Bomb

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

More Summer Fun Ideas

Top 10 Sun Crafts from Craftulate

Top 10 Summer Water Walls from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Sunflower Crafts from Multicraftingmummy

Top 10 FREE Summer Play Ideas for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids from Artsy Momma

Top 10 Summer Play Ideas for Babies and Bigger Kids from Words n Needles

Top 10 Ideas to Play & Learn at the Beach from Still Playing School

Top 10 End of Year Teacher Gifts from Nemcsok Farms

Top 10 Summer Engineering Projects for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

Top 10 Summer Sensory Projects for Kids from Project Sensory

Top 10 Summer Washing Activities for Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands

Top 10 Backyard Games from The Pleasantest Thing

Top 10 Messy Projects Great for Summer Fun from Something 2 Offer

 

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

 
 

 
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Top Ten Bee and Butterfly Crafts

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In anticipation of Earth Day (and a deliciously fruitful spring and summer) I thought it fitting that we celebrate some of the creatures who make it all possible.  Imagine how hard it would be to get things growing, if you had to do all of the pollinating yourself?  Yikes.  

Here are the Top Ten Bee and Butterfly crafts to celebrate Earth Day,  and they are perfect for introducing big topics like environmental awareness to little ones, and to fuel their interest in gardening, growing things, and caring for the earth.

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Crafts, Activities and More, for kids and families with these fun bee and butterfly crafts from Nemcsok Farms.

“You Never Can Tell With Bees”

I can not think of bees without thinking of Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.  You know, where he rolls in the mud, and borrows Christopher Robin’s umbrella – all because he has run out of honey?  What would we have to do, if collectively, we all ran out of honey?  

So here is a collection of my favourite bee and butterfly crafts!  

Bee Crafts

Pine Cone Bumble Bee – Rainy Day Mum
Thumbprint Honey Bee Hive – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Paper Plate Bumble Bee Craft – Teaching Mama
Simple Bumble Bee Art Project – Buggy and Buddy
Egg Carton Bumble Bees – Nemcsok Farms

Butterfly Crafts

Butterfly Sun Catcher – Sparkling Buds
Thumbprint Butterfly Cards – Mommy Crusader
DIY Spring Stamps – Sunny Day Family
Butterfly Craft from Magazine Pages – There’s Just One Mommy
Monarch Butterfly Symmetry Art – Buggy and Buddy

 

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Crafts, Activities and More, for kids and families

Top Ten Earth Day Favourites 

Top 10 Exciting Earth Day Books for Kids from Artsy Momma

Top 10 Earth Day Sensory Experiences by Mom Inspired Life

Top 10 Beautiful Earth Crafts for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things

Top 10 Learning Resources for Earth Day from Something 2 Offer

Top 10 Simple Outdoor Spaces for Kids Messy Little Monster

Top 10 Quick and Healthy Earth Day Recipes Words n Needles

 
 

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Check out our All About Bugs roundup for the web’s best bug posts, as well as our other eco-friendly crafts, like these Paper Plate Ladybugs, & Gift Wrap Frogs, and then head over to our Simple Living Section

 

 
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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Crafts, Activities and More, for kids and families