Children are interested in how their actions effect the planet. With Earth Day (4/22) fast approaching I'm pleased to review Disney Go Green: A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle (Edda USA;$12.95 hardcover) You can join Mickey and his pals in living a greener life. There are interesting facts and great tips on sustainable living with lots of fun craft actives.
There are a plethora of ways your craft cupboard can go green. What kids would pass up the opportunity to paint. You can teach your child how to used items found in nature boiling them to release their natural dyes-A few options
I also found a few other fun HOMEMADE PAINTS you can make - this blog post is really worth checking out!!!
Let your kids get creative in other ways--DON'T THROW AWAY SCRAP PAPER! I've set aside a bin were my kids put all their scraps- After reading Disney Go Green... my Son was inspired to create this from our scrap bin--I SEE A FUTURE PICASSO =D
After your artist have made a few master pieces hanging them in the family room also saves you cash on decorating. I love that I can swap out my art work every month for little to no cost always giving the room a fresh feel and my kids are SO PROUD of seeing their work on display!
Below is another crafting ideal that is so simple and such a stunning result.
Three items needed
A- canvas [This on happened to be paired with another that had a small tare I paid under $5 for the pair 16X20 the torn canvas is going to become a mod-pod piece soon]
B-2 liter soda bottle
C- Acrylic paint
First step is to draw out a few branches
Pour out the pink paints on a paper plate and dip the bottom of the soda bottle in to make the blooms... repeat repeat repeat until you've go the Cherry Blossom look you wish.
OJ carton Bird Feeder
Old paper towel and TP rolls add a notch
at the ends and use them as Lincoln Logs!
Jar from Apple Sauce can be
painted and made into a pencil holder
Collecting reclaimed materials for art is lots of fun. Just remember to organize all the goods. old glass jars, shoes boxes or yogurt cups make great storage bins. You and your family will soon see the awesome value in other wise worthless objects!
YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK AT BARNES & NOBEL or AMAZON