5 Earth Day Crafts Using Recycled Material

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Blog 8.17FixedWhile Earth Day (April 22) isn’t based in
Christianity, its focus is something we can get behind. When God
created Earth, he said that we should take part in caring for
it.

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The following Earth Day crafts- found on
Pinterest-all use recycled material. Not only will your kids be
helping care for the earth by repurposing things instead of sending
them to the trash, you can also use the idea of recycling to talk
about Jesus’ transforming powers.

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1. Cardboard Bouquet – On her blog, Lindsey shares
this amazing cardboard flower craft. Using paper
tubes, pipe cleaners, and some paint, this is a beautiful way to
stop cardboard from entering the trash dump.

2. Cardboard Butterflies – If you have leftover
paper rolls from the previous craft, why not make some fancy
butterflies to fly around the flowers? You can purchase recycled
paper rolls, but you could ask parents to bring in paper towel
rolls and just cut them in half.

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3. Robot Pencil Holder – Just looking at this craft has me coming up with tons of ways
to decorate a can. Originally designed to be a pencil holder, I can
see this easily becoming a coin bank or candy cup.

4. Egg Crate Worms – I remember making these silly
worms when I was a child. Let kids’ imaginations run wild with all
sorts of craft supplies and see what wacky worms they can
create.

5. Giraffe Puppet – Inspired by a book about a
giraffe who learns we are all good at something, Red Ted Art shows us how to make a giraffe
marionette using toilet paper rolls and paper. Younger kids will
need some adult help, but the challenge will be just right for
older kids.

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Don’t forget to check out our own Children’s Ministry Magazine Pinterest board.
We’re constantly updating it with amazing ideas that will work in
your ministry.

Still looking for more Earth Day crafts? Make
sure to check out Group’s Seasonal Specials for Children’s
Ministry.
 If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of
time, you know I love this book! Not only does it include great
Earth Day crafts with meaning, it also equips you with an Earth Day
skit, game, song, snack, devotion, and Earth Day-themed outreach.
The book features ideas for 12 additional holidays, so grab it for
Earth Day and you’ll be set for the rest of the year!

What do you have planned for Earth Day? How do
you tie Earth Day back to Jesus? Share with us using the comment
section below!

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David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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