April 22 is Earth Day.
So in celebration of the event, I re-blogged a previous project, which I previously blogged on my other account back in 2012, and was linked up here. A project my daughter and I crafted during her preschool days. We made use of materials that were already available at home, and re-used in observance of Earth Day.
We made a bird feeder.
You will be needing an X-Acto Knife for this.
Depending on your shape preference, draw your window using a pencil or Sharpie marker. Make use of an X-Acto knife to cut-out a window or 2. Ours just had one window opening. But if I were to do it again, I’ll cut out 2 to feed more birds.
Allow your child choose the paint color and let her paint it as well.
It’s the only way you could have her engage in a project.
If you’re using an acrylic paint, you might need 3 coats for this for a complete cover-up.
You may use a spray paint too if you wish.
You may also opt for a tissue wrap in multi colors, cut in varying shapes and sizes glued to the box for a different effect.
Here’s how it should look when glued on the top of juice box.
View from under (left), and over the top (right)
Now, isn’t this lovely?
My daughter loved it and so did we!
and always make use of the materials we have at home.
We’re doing ourselves a big favor!
Be kind to mother Earth.
Happy Earth Day, everyone!