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Save Environment Craft with Kids

I spent time making this Save Environment Craft with my kid which was a great bonding activity while giving him education and importance of saving our mother earth.

Save Environment Craft
Save Environment Craft

Save the earth or save the nature is an important message to convey for kids. They learn such valuable lessons from their early stages of life if we teach them. At our home, I always try to reuse, recycle or re-purpose items before discarding. Once we made a recycle box to collect the recyclable materials. At that time kid was a toddler and he enjoyed the project with me. This was a good initiative to teach him about importance of recycling.

Save Environment Craft

Now he is a kindergartner and he learn similar topics in his preschool. For this December holiday his teacher asked to create few art crafts choosing 2 topics. One was jungle theme and we made a lion from empty juice carton. And below is how we made this earth friendly art craft.

If you look for arts and crafts for earth day or saving earth arts & crafts to make with kids, this will be a great idea.

How to make save environment art craft?

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Things needed:

Toilet paper roll or any cardboard roll

Glue

Card stock

A pair of scissors

How to make:

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Kid engaged in making this art craft
We first covered the toilet roll with a used magazine paper

Cut a blue colour or relevant color paper to the size of paper roll. Glue on paper roll. Then Cover the paper roll with blue colour paper.

 Save Environment Craft with Kids
Save Environment Craft with Kids

Decorate it with Green or relevant colour to make it look like earth.

Cut few hearts from colour papers. Match the colours as you like. Make it beautiful by pasting small hearts in light colour papers.

Write earth friendly messages on these hearts. Some of the messages we wrote are as below which help the kid to understand the importance of saving earth.

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Recycle
Save Environment Craft with Kids

There are many earth friendly messages that kids can use on this art craft.

Then, use a ribbon to paste the hearts. Attach all these messages to the earth we made using the toilet paper roll.

Finally we have an earth friendly craft made from items that are to throw away. Or we repurposed some of the items that are supposed to throw.

Skills to improve: scissor skills, awareness of importance of saving earth, recycle/reuse/re-purpose, concentration

Do you like such arts & crafts to do with your kids?

4 Useful Ways You Can Repurpose Old Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard is among the most used materials in the world. Not only does it make for perfect packaging used in many industries, it is also easy to recycle. But homeowners often choose not to throw old cardboard boxes away because the material can have numerous uses. What can you do with all that cardboard lying around?

Sure, you can always recycle it. In fact, the percentage of U.S. citizens who choose to recycle cardboard has increased from 55% in 1993 to a stunning 89% in 2014, according to the latest data. Recycling cardboard is great because doing so saves a lot less energy and produces less dangerous greenhouse gasses. Still, there’s a limit to how much you can recycle the cardboard, as the fibers inside it get shorter each time it’s recycled.

Repurpose Old Cardboard Boxes

Our recycling bin using an old cardboard box

But even if you don’t choose to recycle cardboard, there are numerous uses for all the excess lying around your home. You can repurpose old cardboard into something you can actually use. In this article, we’ll give you a couple of ideas.

Light Your Fire

Even though people often use sticks, branches and twigs to kindle a fire while out camping or in their fireplace, adding cardboard to the mix can help you create a quick and even fire. Make sure to cut the cardboard into thin strips and weave them around sticks, branches or whatever you’re using to kindle the fire. This will help light the fire easier, even if conditions are less than ideal. This could help if there’s a lot of humidity in the area where you’re trying to light the fire. Dry cardboard can help with that, and your fire will last longer and produce a more steady burn.

Reuse for Shipping

Repurpose Old Cardboard Boxes

While this is probably the most obvious way to use old cardboard boxes, a lot of homeowners still choose to recycle their cardboard and buy brand new boxes at the post office. But if you recently received a cardboard package of any shape and style, you could easily find a way to reuse it to ship something yourself. Simply replace your address with a blank paper where you’ll write the new recipient’s address.

Eliminating Weeds in Your Garden

Did you know that cardboard makes for a great compost? Therefore, it can have numerous uses in your garden. One of the best uses is to battle persistent weeds. Cardboard can help eliminate the weed by blocking out the sun, killing weed in the process. To do this, you need to break the boxes into flat cardboard sheets. Place the cardboard sheets over the weed-infested area. Soak the cardboard up with water and add an extra level of soil. After a couple of weeks you’ll see that your weed problem is gone without having to use dangerous weed killers.

A Gift for Your Pet

Repurpose Old Cardboard Boxes

If you have a furry friend like a cat or a dog, all you need to do is simply give them a box, and they’ll find a fun way to use it. But you can also repurpose it into an impromptu bed, a scratching post or a toy. For example, you can punch a hole in one side of the box and add noisy trinkets inside it. Watch your cat have fun trying to fish the trinkets out.

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