Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Terrific Tuesday Earth Day Crafts

Earth Day Crafts
from Making Friends.com

Litter Bug

Trash (Newspaper, String, Straws, Bottle Tops, Caps)
Tacky Glue or low temp glue gun

Crumple up a piece of newspaper. Wrap another piece around it. Wrap with string and tie off to hold newspaper in a ball. Add straws, bottle tops, caps... anything to make it look like a litter bug.

Coffee Filter Earth


Coffee Filter

Blue and Green Food Coloring

Scatter approximately 4 drops of green food coloring and 5 drops of blue food coloring in the bottom of a coffee filter using the Earth pattern as a guide. Color should spread out to fill the entire bottom. Let dry. Cut out the bottom. Tape or hang in window.

Melted Crayon Earth


Wax Paper
Blue and Green Crayon Shavings

Adult with warm iron

Place a piece of wax paper over Earth pattern. Sprinkle crayon shavings (sparingly!) on wax paper following the design on the download. Place another piece of wax paper on top of shavings and a blank sheet of paper or a cloth over that. Gently press down with a warm iron. Crayon will melt quickly. Cut wax paper into a circle around the design. Tape or hang in window.


Cardboard Tube
Cardboard for end caps
Popcorn Kernels
Hot Glue Gun

Trace around end of tube onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out. Glue one of these onto one end for a cap. Tightly roll pieces of tinfoil into a long snake about twice as long as your tube and about 1/2" in diameter. Push tinfoil snake into tube zigzagging it back and forth to fit. Pour 1/2 cup of pop corn kernels into tube. Cap off remaining end.
Decorated with markers.
To play: turn stick back and forth. Popcorn kernels will cascade over tinfoil sounding like a gentle rain



1 comment:

  1. Your rainsticks look wonderful. I like that you cover them in foil rather than wrapping paper or brown craft paper.