Arts and Crafts, Sustainability
Eco-friendly art activities to try with the children
12 March, 2021
Art activities are a great way to keep the children busy on busy weekdays or rainy weekends, but they don’t need to create waste in the process. Here are some art activities that won’t cost the earth!
Paint nature pictures… with nature!
You’ll need a selection of leaves, twigs and sticks to make these nature pictures. Find out more here.
Make a rag rug
If you are one to hold onto scrap fabric, this is a great way to turn it into something useful! Find out how here.
Make a ‘big box’ town
What to do with that enormous cardboard box sitting in your garage? Make a town! This blog posts tells you how.
Make cardboard insects
On the other hand, if you have a smaller cardboard box – or spare sheets of cardboard – these insects are the perfect solution.
Make stamps out of old corks
Don’t toss out the cork next time you open a bottle of wine – turn it into a stamp instead! This video shows you how.
Make a twig mobile
If you’ve got a selection of small sticks and some yarn, you can easily do this craft! Click here for the full instructions.
Turn soft drink tabs into ladybugs
Before you toss that soft drink can out, save the tabs – they can become the cutest ladybug wings if you follow these instructions!
Make alphabet rocks
The tools for teaching your children letters might already be waiting in your backyard! This guide for making alphabet rocks is creative and educational.
Turn your milk bottle into a fairy house
The life of your milk bottle can continue long after you’ve finished the last drop with this idea for turning it into a fairy house!
Make egg carton animals
With a bit of paint, glue and, of course, an egg carton, you can make a whole zoo! Here’s how.