Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! How do you help to save planet Earth? In my home, we do all three of the R’s.
Boxes are very special to my children. We usually save boxes, cartons, and toilet paper rolls for arts and crafts. We have used those materials to make airplanes, binoculars, cars, houses, alphabet board game, and whatever else their imagination has conjured up.
We recently recycled toilet paper rolls and a juice carton to make bird feeders to welcome all the chirping birds for Spring. Here is what you will need:
Pinecone and Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders:
Apply a thick layer of peanut butter to the pinecone and toilet paper roll. Then, roll it into the bird seeds. Let it sit overnight to dry a little. Then you can add your yarn or pipe cleaners to hang it on a tree. You can even slip the toilet paper roll right onto a branch without the yarn.
Juice Carton Bird Feeder
You can do this two ways: paint or glue construction paper to change the carton’s color. I would recommend using good quality paint otherwise it will peel right off. I used moss mats with an adhesive back to cover the carton. I really like the way it came out because it blends right into the environment.
And this cutie decided to have a snack before we could decide where to hang the bird feeders.
What are your plans for Earth Day?
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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