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Busy Hands: Earth Recycled Craft

For Earth Day on April 22, we made this craft which also symbolizes recycling and reuse. It's made with old newspaper using a mix of techniques, and can be a great sensory craft too because of the textures.

As with most of our crafts, it's pretty easy to make, and toddlers and preschoolers can make it themselves with a little help.

Earth Day craft for kids using old newspaper


Here are the materials you need to make this Earth Recycled Craft:


- Paper plate
- Old newspaper
- Blue and green paint
- Craft/school glue

This is how we made it:


1. Tear up some of the newspaper into pieces, and roll some of it into paper balls.

2. Put glue on the area for the 'land' on a paper plate and paste the paper balls there.

Earth Day recycled craft for kids

3. Make a mixture of glue and green paint (about equal) and paint on the land area.

4. Next, make a mixture of glue and blue paint, and use it to paste the newspaper pieces on the rest of the area.

5. Let it dry, and you're done!


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


Linked up with:
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Mini Creations

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8 comments

abigail said...

I absolutely love the easy crafts you and LittleDude make. It would be nice to copy the shape of our home country. #LetKidsBeKids

Karen Bell said...

That looks really effective and creative. Love simple crafts for little ones.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

The finished craft looks great, really like this one :) #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

That's a great learning idea!

Eileen Teo said...

Wow! It look great! Thank you for sharing and joining it with us #Pintorials

domesstique said...

What a fantastic idea. I can't wait for Olivia to try this one. <3

Victoria Turner said...

What a great idea, I can imagine quite a few textured things that we could make together.

kidGLloves said...

Grace says - What a cool project and you guys have done an awesome job. We learn about the environment at school and I think my teacher would be sooooooo impressed with this xx
Lucas says - Awesome job!! Sending you XL MEGA High-5's :)
Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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