Earth Day is coming! Are you going to celebrate with your class and teachers? Buying new supplies to celebrate Earth Day seem out of sync with the recycle-reuse lessons we are teaching our students, right? So what are some other options? No worries. We’ve got you. Let’s shuffle your recycling bins for supplies and try one of these eco-savvy Earth Day crafts that will surely excite students. Also, enjoy using popular hashtags for earth day.
1. Create a hanging garden.
Large plastic bottles can be transformed into a beautiful hanging garden in this green-living and green-thumb project. You can send the planters with students at home or can hang them on campus for a stunning hanging garden.
2. Upcycle trash into flower art.
For this craft, you only need Scraps of paper as supplies. The math and measurement and math is an added bonus.
1. Ask your students to collect paper scraps from trash bins from the classroom and from home. Toss whatever they collect is into one big, communal box in the corner of your classroom.
2. On earth day, each student designs his/her own flower by using a piece of paper and coloured crayons and pencils. While designing, empty trash contents of their paper-scraps box onto a table.
3. Have the kids head to the “scraps table that contains all the collected materials that they collected for recycling.
4. They create their flowers then minus the stem.
5. Once their flower is made, assign each student a length for their flower stem. The students then create a stem of that specific length for their flower by using a ruler to measure. Check each student’s ability to measure rightly.
6. Finally, do fun cooperatively creating a paper garden on a glass wall. “With golden and silver bells and pretty maids all in a row!”
3. “Grow” an egg carton tree.
Ask students to bring in cardboard egg cartons from home and transform them into recycled egg carton trees.
Egg Carton Tree Craft Supplies:
- Empty, Clean Egg Carton
- Blank White Canvas
- Green/Brown Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Craft Scissors
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
* by using scissors – trim out each section of the egg carton.
* Let your kid paint the egg carton pieces into the green. Put them aside to dry completely.
* Paint the trunk of the tree on the canvas.
* glue the green egg carton pieces to the canvas, make it look like a tree. Tree is ready
Do you know 3 school projects to save the earth?