Saturday, April 14, 2012

Recycled Earth Day Craft

     Tomorrow's my last day of Spring Break and I've been busy getting ready for the week.  Like most of you, I'm planning on doing a lot of Earth Day activities.  We made a really cute art project last year that looked great hanging in the classroom windows and was made with things that were all either recycled or reused.  I'm going to do it again this year and I thought some of you might like to give it a try.  If you imagine it hanging in the window, the sun shines through the earth and looks really cool.

     The things we used - wax paper, foil, paper plates and cellophane were all left over from previous activities or saved from other uses.

There's some teacher prep involved and since there are a lot of steps, I spread the project out over a few days.  The kids loved this project and were excited to see something so beautiful come from a pile of leftover junk.  If you want to give it a go, you can download the detailed directions and templates by clicking the link.

Have a great night!


  1. This looks super cute! I will try it out for Earth Day. Thanks for the freebie. I am your newest follower.
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  2. This craft is super cute! I don't think I have the left over materials... but we can pretend. lol.