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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Recycled Crafts

This is my first blog posting in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd!

This blog post was inspired by some poking around I was doing on the internet today. See, I'm in need of some coasters for my living room, and I know there are many ways to make coasters out of things I probably already have, rather than going and buying coasters. (I'm all about NOT buying things NEW!) So I was searching for some coaster-making ideas when I stumbled onto some great crafting websites!

I figure, if you're visiting this blog, it's probably because you either have children, or work with children. Either way, I'm sure you could use some resources for cool craft ideas to do with your kiddos from time to time. So listed below are some places to visit for how-to instructions on making craft projects out of recycled materials. There are literally hundreds of ideas among these sites collectively. So get creative, and find a way to tie a recycled craft project in with a fun story! With this many ideas, it shouldn't be tough!

I wish I could incorporate more of these ideas into my Literacy Launchpad activities, but the volume of supplies I usually need often makes using recycled materials challenging. Hmm... I probably just need to be more resourceful. I'm open to suggestions if you've got 'em!

All Free Crafts

There are a few to get you started. You'll find tons more if you decide to start surfing around! Let me know if you find an especially cool idea, or if you give any of these ideas a try!

1 comment:

suzene said...

check out this blog: http://projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com/