Earth Day Crafting Using Recycled Materials


1. Create a Hanging Garden

Large plastic bottles become beautiful hanging planters in this green-living and green-thumb project. Hang them around the yard for a gorgeous hanging garden. 


2. Upcycle Trash into Flower Art

Scraps of paper are the only supplies you need for this recycled-flower-garden activity and lesson . The measurement and math element is an added bonus.


3. “Grow” an egg carton tree.

Have your kids reuse cardboard egg cartons from home and make these recycled egg carton trees.


4. Create your own seating.

One of our favorite Earth Day crafts has to be upcycling tires into comfy seating for your reading nook. 


5. Fashion a pop-top bracelet.

Aluminum beverage pop tops become wearable jewelry, thanks to some ribbon ninja work. Put this video onto your interactive whiteboard to give your students the full 411 and then get crafting.

Kammi McChesney