Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Eco-craft Ideas

Looking for some fun family crafts to do with the kids this Easter? I myself have my heart set on making a terrarium this weekend (more on that later), but I thought it would be nice to share with you some great eco-friendly Easter-themed craft ideas I found online.

From the FamilyFun website, here's a great way to re-use those old milk or juice cartons by making an Easter bunny basket.  Save money too with this project.  I think the few supplies used plus the time you share making this one with your children will out way the cost of just buying a brand new basket.

Making an environmentally friendly bird feeder is more of a Springtime project but Easter long weekend would be a great time to try this project. The best part, it only takes three different supplies to make: empty toilet paper roles, peanut butter and bird seed.  Check out The Moffat Girls website for the steps.

For a more elaborate project with the kids that re-uses food cans, check out My Very Educated Mother on how to make a tin-can rabbit and chick.  I would suggest however, a good alternative to crepe paper streamers is to simply use up any coloured scrap or craft paper the kids may have lying around.  Acrylic paint could also work for this.

And if you get tired gluing, cutting and crafting why not try some naturally egg dying.  Check out Two Men and a Little Farm for some wonderful food dye recipe ideas.

Other note worthy crafts to check:

Book Page Eggs reuse old newspaper. 
Quick Little Bunny, reusing old socks
French Découpage Eggs:  reuse old book papers or sheet music
Mini Egg Tee: great way to reuse fabric scraps and an old shirt
Fabric Maché Eggs:Fun way to reuse scrap fabric
Wool Easter Basket: reuse an old sweater to make this basket
Easter Egg Garlend: Fun and colourful Easter project

Happy Crafting!


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