Honor Earth Day With These 7 Art Projects for Kids
We wanted to wish you a Happy Earth Day on behalf of MagicQuote’s Team! Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about caring for our planet and how to live sustainably. Most children are receptive to these concepts and are looking for ways to help. Teaching children to be resourceful by upcycling waste for art projects, gifts, and toys is a great way to start.
Using a variety of materials helps engage children in these fun projects. Some of these activities are designed to get children excited about outdoor exploration, so they can experience the wonders of nature firsthand. Having a special activity or project can be a great way to engage children in exploring nearby outdoor areas.
1. Recycled Cork Boats
This toy is a great way to get kids out playing in forest creeks and lagoons, especially when water levels are high from spring rains. Attach a string to the boat if you think it might float away, and dress children in rain pants and boots if it is muddy or wet.
2. Homemade Paper
A great way to repurpose old paper is to make new paper. Kids especially like the texture of the paper batter in their hands. Collecting and pressing leaves and flowers can also be a fun nature-based activity leading up to making the paper.
3. Egg Carton Flower Garlands
4. Earthen Pictures and Sculptures
This is a wonderful way to honor Earth Day and engage children in creativity outdoors. It is best to go to a place with lots of earthen materials, such as a beach or forested area. Some parks may work as well.
5. Rainbow Mobile
This colorful decoration looks wonderful hanging near a window so light can shine through it.
Let’s all work together to do our part and help save our planet! 🌍