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Get Crafty: Eco-Friendly DIY Projects for Kids This Earth Day

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Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to combine creativity with sustainability. These DIY projects are not only fun for kids but also teach valuable lessons about recycling, reusing, and taking care of our environment. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for some Earth-friendly crafting!

Recycled Art Project:

Gather old magazines, newspapers, and scraps of colored paper. Cut out interesting shapes, images, and letters to create a collage on a piece of cardboard or a canvas. This project encourages creativity while reinforcing the importance of reusing materials.

Windowsill Garden:

Save the ends of vegetables like lettuce, onions, or celery. Place them in shallow dishes of water until roots begin to grow, then transfer them to pots with soil. Watch your scraps grow into new plants! This simple project teaches about plant growth and reduces food waste.

Homemade Bird Feeder:

Using a clean plastic bottle or milk carton, cut out openings for birds to access seeds. Decorate with non-toxic paint and hang it from a tree with string. Fill it with birdseed and observe the feathered friends it attracts to your garden.

DIY Water Filtration:

Construct a basic water filter using a plastic bottle cut in half, turned upside down with the cap off. Layer sand, pebbles, activated charcoal, and a coffee filter inside. Pour dirty water through to see how it's cleaned. This project illustrates the concept of water purification and the importance of clean water access.

These Earth Day DIY projects are not just a way to pass the time; they're stepping stones to a more sustainable future. By reusing materials and learning about the environment, kids can develop a deeper appreciation for our planet and the need to protect it.

Share your DIY creations with us on social media using the hashtag #NNSEarthDay and inspire others with your eco-friendly crafts!

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