Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. It activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Enjoy this year’s Earth Day with our crafts, activities and games appropriate for the whole family!
Activities and Games
Earth Day Activities by DLTK [Pictured]
Environmental Jeopardy by Earth Day Network
Earth Day Activities by Kaboose
10 Ways to Make Earth Day Mean Something by Martha Stewart
Recycling Crafts and Decor
Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads by Infarrantly Creative [Pictured]
Cereal Box Crafts: Postcards by Infarrantly Creative
Cereal Box Crafts: Kids Art Display by Infarrantly Creative
Tin Can Caddy :: Tutorial by Cynthia Shaffer
DIY Centerpieces Made Out of Egg Cartons and Vintage Buttons by Intimate Weddings
Plastic Bottle Wreath Tweaked by Michelle Made Me
Candy Wrapper Chain by Michelle Made Me (be sure to check out the whole series!)
How to Turn a Soda Can into a Spring Flower Brooch by Craft Stylish
Crafts: Coffee Ground Fossils by Kaboose Funschool
Glowing Flowers Votive by Making Friends
25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home by Martha Stewart [Pictured]
Free Recycling Crafts eBook by FaveCrafts
Comic Book Necklace Pendant DIY by Punk Projects
Egg Shell Mosaic Vase by Crafts by Amanda
Popsicle Bracelets by Suzy’s Sitcom
Handprint Trees Wrapped Canvas by Come Together Kids
Coffee Filter Trees by Dilly-Dally Art
Let ‘Em Eat Dirt! by The Seven Year Cottage
Bird Feeder Kid Craft by Savvy Southern Sisters
Magazine Waste Basket by Cut Out + Keep
Earth Day Crafts by Kaboose
Lists and Roundups
Home and Garden Recycling Crafts by Craft Gossip
14 Offbeat Green Cleaning & Personal Care Recipes by Web Ecoist
Happy Earth Day (2010) by Tatertots & Jello
Green Crafting by FaveCrafts
Everything “Upcycle” by Mich L. in L.A.
Everything Earth Day at Make and Takes
Earth Day Treats by Craft Gossip
Green Crafts by The Go Green Blog
Frugal Seed Starts by Dollar Store Mom
Previous Dollar Store Crafts Tutorials
Need to Bust That Stash?
[Shameless plug brought to you by Melinda, Lead Moderator of the Jacksonville, FL Freecycle.org group]
Wait! Don’t Throw It Out!
If you no longer love your stuff, set it FREE!
Freecycle™ lets people “recycle” things no longer used, but too good to throw out. The goal is to find a good home for things otherwise headed for the landfill.
Get rid of stuff you don’t need like: Appliances, Bicycles, Books, Clothes, Construction Materials, Craft and Hobby Supplies, Furniture, Gardening Tools, Plants, Sports Equipment, Toys, And More!
The site is free and open to everyone. Find your local group at http://www.freecycle.org
Download the poster to share with your community [Freecycle Flyer PDF]