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Earth Day

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

With Earth Day coming up, now is a great time to dig in the trash, find some fun recycled “garbage” materials and create an amazing masterpiece.

Crafting with your kids is so much fun. Kids love to be creative and make small masterpieces of their own.

Reusing items in your house for art projects and crafts is a great way to teach your children about resourcefulness. Also it teaches them how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Recycled craft projects

Recycled Art Projects are cost effective. Crafting can cost a lot of money, so if you can save a little here and there by using items that you would be throwing away (or hopefully recycling).

Art Tidbit: Junk Art

Recycled Art, also referred to as Junk Art, is the perfect Earth Day art project! Recycled art can be defined as an art form that uses old or used items or day-to-day trash to create something which is brand-new, attractive, and in some cases useful.

Our Project: recycled materials flower craft

Materials Needed:

  • Recycled materials

  • Blue paper (or other color for background)

  • Scissors

  • White school glue or glue stick


1. Cut petals, center, leaves, and stem from materials gathered from recycle bin. We cut eight petals for our flower craft.

2. Glue leaves and stem to the blue paper. Glue petals and center of flower to the blue paper to make a flower.

Artfully Creative Education is an art studio just for kids that offers children's art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 4-12


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