Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little nature-lover about Planet Earth.
Terrific Twig Vase
Help your child collect some twigs in your backyard, and then get to work creating this cute vase. The best part? It doesn't even require glue, making it an easy and mess-free project.
Who knew a fork and some yarn could make such a cute flower? This activity is easy enough for little hands, and only requires four materials.
Help your child create a one-of-a-kind bracelet by wrapping a piece of masking tape around his wrist and having him collect and stick colorful leaves, flowers, and other natural objects to it.
Crepe paper and a leftover oatmeal container are all you need to make this colorful windsock. When you're done, hang it outside a prominent window so your child can watch his masterpiece blowing in the wind.
Paint leftover eggshells and crush them up to create a spring-inspired picture that makes a great decoration for your fridge.
Newspaper Leaf Prints
Leaf prints are a great way to learn about different types of trees, and your child will have a blast collecting all the different shapes and sizes found in your yard.
Your child will love creating and showing off her handmade jewelry. All she needs is some string, colorful rocks, and beads!
Painted paper towel rolls and egg cartons make an adorable worm that doubles as a homemade toy.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices make these pinecones smell good enough to eat. Add a little glitter for an extra special look.
Painted Nature Pictures
Take a walk with your child and collect some twigs, feathers, leaves and anything else you can find. When you're done, paint what you've found and use your colorful objects to create a scenic landscape.