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5 Green Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Check out these cool ideas to green up art time

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These easy projects call for a bit of reusing and repurposing-perfect for celebrating Planet Earth!

Earth Day Crayons

Collect broken blue, green and white crayon stubs, and bake them in a muffin tin for 15 to 20 minutes. Then use the pretty planet-shaped crayons to draw an Earth Day picture. (Via The Gunny Sack)

Earth Day Collage

Tear green, blue and black pages out of old magazines (because kids and ripping is basically the perfect combination), and then glue the pieces onto cardboard. Make sure to recycle what's left of the magazines when you're done! (Via I Heart Crafty Things)

Raindrop Suncatchers

Sprinkle crayon shavings in shades of blues onto wax paper to give these water droplets their dreamy sun-catching powers. (Via Pre-K Pages)

Clay Leaf Prints

Go on a nature hunt for flowers and leaves, and then press them into clay to create a pretty paperweight or clay necklace. (Via The Artful Parent)

Kid-Made Turtle Herb Planters

Add green pom poms and googly eyes to recycled fruit cups to make a planting pot that's perfect for growing herbs or tiny flowers. (Via Reading Confetti)

DIY Milk Carton Bird House Feeders

Colorful paint and a roof of sticks turn old containers into an adorable spot to stash bird food-sure to lure all the birdies to your yard. (Via Little Peanut)