Preschool Earth Day Arts and Crafts



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Coffee Filter Earth
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Food coloring
  • Water droppers
What You Do:
  • Let your children use eyedroppers to drop blue and green colored water on a coffee filter. They will love watching the filter absorb the water. When it is done the filters look just like the earth.
Idea:
Have your children recycle materials by bringing them to class and using as art supplies
Cooperative Earths
Submitted by Jessica
What You Need:
  • Paper (cut as circles) or paper plates
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children partner up. Next have them paint the paper circles blue. After they have dried. Have one partner drip green paint on their circle and the other partner drip brown on theirs. Put the circles together and it will form a neat pattern of the Earth.
Earth Day Bracelet
Submitted by Hollie
What You Need
  • Contact Paper
  • Velcro
What You Do:
  • Cut contact paper into a bracelet. Make the bracelet so that it will be sticky side up. Go on a nature walk and let your children put whatever they find (grass, flowers, feathers, sticks, pebbles, etc) on the bracelet.
Hand Earth
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut a circular piece of paper blue. When it is dry paint your child's hand green and have them press it against the paper. This will make a neat Earth like effect.
Recyclable Collage
Submitted by Kelsey
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Give your children magazines. Have them cut out and make a collage of things that are recyclable.
Recycled Wheel Barrow Flower Pot
Submitted by Shelly
What You Need:
  • Laundry Detergent Scoop
  • Cardboard
  • Dirt
  • Seeds
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out and paint wheels from cardboard. Have them attach these to the laundry detergent scoop. They can now add dirt and seeds and grow flowers in their miniature wheelbarrow.
Recycled Puppet
Submitted by Danielle
What You Need:
  • Lunch Sacks
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Meat Trays
  • Aluminum Foil
What You Do:
  • Stuff a white paper lunch sack with newspaper and then insert a paper towel tube into the open end of the sack (Put a rubber band around the sack to hold it on) Next have your children shred newspaper for hair, use aluminum foil for eyes, and even a foam mouth (cut from clean meat trays).
Rain Sticks
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:
  • Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks any way that they want. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rain stick made out of recycled paper towel rolls
Recycled Kazoo
Submitted by Pamela
What You Need:
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Rubber Band
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Simply decorate a toilet paper tube with paint. Then you punch a hole about a half-inch down the tube. Finally put a circle of wax paper over one end secure it with a rubber band. Now your children can play music from a recycled toilet paper tube.
Idea:
Use packing peanuts to let your children form interesting art projects. If you get them slightly moist they will stick to each other or paper!
Submitted by Leslie
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