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Each day news continues to circulate about the environment and the problem with single use plastic. We consume a lot of products used momentarily just to thrown away; these items populate to become a real problem. How can we give these items a longer life?
In case you missed it, March is Craft Month! And what better way to beautify your home/room/school with items we use everyday!
Recyclable Rocket Ship Materials:
3 Colors (Orange, Silver, & White) of Construction Paper
2 Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Rolls
Scissors & Glue
Glue white paper around each cardboard roll.
Cut one roll in half
Cut a circle out of your silver paper with a slit to create a cone for your rocket.
Glue your boosters & cone to your rocket
Milk Jug Watering Can Materials:
Clean out milk jug
Poke holes in the lid by hammering nail holes (adult task)
Place lid back on & secure
Soda Bottle Terrarium Materials:
2 Liter empty soda bottle
Cut soda bottle in half
Place a strip of tape around the edge of each half
Fill the bottom halfway with potting soil
Plant seeds or small plants
Put top back onto the bottom
Mist your plants & watch them grow!
Egg Carton Tree Materials:
Empty Egg Carton
Canvas or Piece of Construction Paper
Green & Brown Paint
Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
Cut egg carton segments apart
Paint the back of each carton segment with your green paint
Paint your tree trunk onto your canvas with your brown paint – leave space for your carton leaves
Glue cartons above your tree trunk
Display & Enjoy your Masterpiece!
Lid Monsters Materials:
Construction paper or craft foam
Markers or Pens
Gather Lids & Materials
Create your monsters by gluing assorted items
Add magnets to the back (and stick them to your fridge!)
Enjoy your new monster friends!
The next time you are looking for a craft to do with family or friends, don’t forget to turn to your recycling bin!
Written By: Victoria Robinson