10 Eco-Friendly Crafts for Earth Day

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by: Lindsay Hutton
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.
TwigVase
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.

Get the directions for Terrific Twig Vase.

ForkFlowers
Fork Flower
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.

Get the directions for Fork Flowers.

NatureBracelet
Nature Bracelet
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.

Get the directions for Nature Bracelet.

WindSock
Wind Sock
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.

Get the directions for Wind Sock.

EggshellMosaic
Eggshell Mosaics
Paint leftover eggshells and crush them up to create a spring-inspired picture that makes a great decoration for your fridge.

Get the directions for Eggshell Mosaics.

NewspaperLeafPrints
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.

Get the directions for Newspaper Leaf Prints.

RockNecklace
Rock Necklaces
Your child will love creating and showing off her handmade jewelry. All she needs is some string, colorful rocks, and beads!

Get the directions for Rock Necklaces.

WiggleWorm
Wiggle Worm
Painted paper towel rolls and egg cartons make an adorable worm that doubles as a homemade toy.

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PotpurriPinecones
Potpourri Pinecones
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices make these pinecones smell good enough to eat. Add a little glitter for an extra special look.

Get the directions for Potpourri Pinecones.

SandNaturePicture
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.

Get the directions for Painted Nature Pictures.