A day of education about environmental issues, April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Although Earth Day will be celebrated differently this year, below are a few crafts to try at home!
Earth Day Art
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
(Image: Preschool Inspirations)
You will need: pine cones, yarn or twine, Crisco or peanut butter, birdseed, and a butter knife.
Cut just enough yarn to hang up the feeder when it’s done. (A foot is usually plenty.)
Wrap half the yarn around the top of the pine cone so it catches on the scales. There should be enough yarn leftover at the top to hang it up. Test if the yarn is holding on by lifting the pine cone by the yarn.
Using a butter knife, smear peanut butter or Crisco all over the pine cone. Peanut butter and Crisco have lots of fat and calories that help give birds energy.
Roll the pine cone in birdseed until it’s coated.
Hang the pine cone feeder on a tree or somewhere else outside and watch the birds come eat!
Nature Scavenger Hunt
On your next walk through your neighborhood, try to find as many of these items in nature.
Pop it to the Sky
For a take on a Minute to Win It game, see who in the house can stack as many (empty!) aluminum cans in a minute before the tower topples over.
(Image: Musing of an Average Mom)
Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeders
(Image: Happy Hooligans)
For an easy craft for toddlers and older, try creating Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeders. All you need are three pipe cleaners, Cheerios, and yarn or string.
Thread Cheerios onto the pipe cleaners.
Leave space on each end and twist the ends of two pipe cleaners together to form a circle.
Twist the ends of the third pipe cleaner across the circle.
Tie yarn or string at either end of the circle so the bird feeder can hang from a tree or fence.
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