Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Apr 2, 2013
Craft Roundup: Eco-Friendly Family Crafts
Be kind to the environment and craft 'green' with your kids all month long in honor of Earth Day on Monday, April 22 and Arbor Day on April 26, 2013
Happy April! This month is a great time to think green and give our planet a little extra love. April 22 is Earth Day and, just a few days later, on April 26 it's Arbor Day. Encourage your family and friends to be more environmentally friendly this month by trying to recycle as much trash as possible, reusing things whenever you can – and reducing what you take in overall. For craft projects this month, which items do you have on hand that could be upcycled into new art supplies? Look at this week's Make It roundup for some inspiration.
Introduce your tiny crafters to the fun world of decoupage with a jar of kid-friendly of Mod Podge, which can be found in the glue aisle at most craft stores. Whimseybox shows you how to use Mod Podge to give an old wastebasket a new purpose.
Country Living has a great roundup of craft projects focused on organizing your home, but this sewing kit, made from an empty egg carton, is a great project for sewing lovers. Need a gift in a pinch? Keep this project in mind.
It wouldn't be April if we didn't get our pots ready for planting! Saved by Love Creations shows you how to make an easy decoupage planter that's great for repotting a favorite plant or giving a home to a packet of new seeds.
No need to buy gift tags for green-themed gifts when you can print your own Mason jar tags, thanks to this free printable from TLY Design.