In honor of Earth Day today, here is a craft you can do with kids that uses recycled materials.
- Old greeting cards
- Cardboard or posterboard
- Markers, crayons, or paint
- Contact paper (optional)
- Cut recycled cardboard or posterboard so that it is two inches wide and eight inches long.
- Decorate it with old greeting cards, markers, crayons, paint, or any other “treasure” you find in your recycling bin.
- Write a message on your bookmark such as a quote or “To: Grandma”.
- Punch a hole in the top of it and add a couple strands of thin ribbon.
- To make more durable, cover with contact paper.
My six year old son has been really into outer space lately. I plan to make a bookmark with him this weekend that has a space theme. I found the following quote that we can use: “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” – Marshall McLuhan
What books should you use your bookmark in? Barefoot Books of course!
There are multiple titles that would be great for Earth Day such as We’re Roaming in the Rainforest and The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales.
The one I am going to give my older son is Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon. They have this one at school already and he told me he really likes it. It is best for children ages four through ten and is available in paperback for $7.99 or in hardcover for $16.99.
To see what other “Happy Planet” titles are available or to make an order, please go to my Barefoot Books marketplace.