Earth Day was this past weekend – did you celebrate?  It was created to mark the anniversary of what some consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed on April 22 each year by more than 500 million people and in 175 countries.  It is a day to raise awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.  If you have children, it is a great time to pass on a legacy about caring for nature and making everyday Earth Day. If you missed the occasion, don’t worry – all week long we are featuring great recycled crafts! These eco-friendly projects will help you celebrate while being friendly to our Earth.


How to make a fold out photo album in a recycled tin by Paper Vine (pictured)

Green Crafts – Recycled Tins by Mod Podge Rocks

Teaching Thursdays: Happy Earth Tote Bag by Paint Me Plaid

Earth Day Kids Crafts and Toys With Repurposed Materials by Made by Joel

Heart Shaped Thread Spool Decoration by The Quilted Cupcake

Save Those Old Magazines by Cynchronicity (pictured)

Plastic Lid Ladybugs by Crafts by Amanda

How to make a recycled picture book bunting by Art by Wiley

DIY: Anthropologie Bottles by Jader Bomb

Sheet Music Letter by Country Chic Cottage

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. DIY Glass Straw Cup by Creative Carissa

Other Roundups

28 Earth Day Activities for Kids and Printable Crafts by Tip Junkie

All Things Family Link Roundup: Earth Day Edition by CROQzine

25 Things to Do With Empty Plastic Bottles by Under the Table and Dreaming

Make Earth Day 2011 Count: 45 Recycled Craft Links by Dollar Store Crafts

Cardboard Tube Crafts by Crafts by Amanda

Saturday Spotlight: Recycled Crafts by Make and Takes

What will you be doing to celebrate our Earth this year? Tell us in the comments below!