Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters


Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters

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Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters
Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters

Rather than throwing away your kids' old fruit or pudding cups, you can save them and make these fantastic Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters! This quick and easy kids' activity is a great way to teach your little ones the art of growing plants and being both eco and budget-friendly. Plant a few basil seeds, or if you're looking for something to smell great you can plant lavender seeds! Get creative with this summer craft and watch your kids go crazy with bringing to life - quite literally - their own garden craft!

Time to CompleteOne hour

MaterialsNature Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Painting & Coloring, Plastic, Mixed Media/Miscellaneous

Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

How to Recycle with Earth Day Crafts

Earth Day Crafts: 9 Nature and Recycled Crafts for KidsEarth Day is fast approaching and it's one of the best holidays to celebrate with your kids because recycled crafts are affordable and fun to make. You don't have to worry about spending a lot of money on craft materials because you probably have everything you need already in your home. When you're looking for recycled craft ideas for kids or even when you're making them, take the time to talk to your children about how to recycle. It's an important life skill that can be cultivated easily at a young age and it will affect them positively for years to come. We've gathered some of the best recycling tips that you can teach your kids while you're making fun Earth Day crafts.

1. A lot of us think that trash just disappears when we take it to the curb; however, it tends to stick around for a long time. You can make recycling an adventure by taking your kids to a recycling center. It will teach them first-hand what goes on behind the scenes and seeing the enormous piles of trash will show them exactly why recycling is so important. Your children might even get excited by seeing how recycled materials are turned into new products on a large scale. They'll connect it to the times when they made crafts from recycled materials.

2. Every community is different when it comes to recycling. Some communities are better equipped to handle a recycling program while others aren't. Learn about your own community and see what you can do to possibly expand the program. Do some research and find out which materials are accepted in your community. If they aren't, look to surrounding communities or for a recycling center nearby where you can take your recyclable materials.

3. It's not just glass, paper, and plastic that can be recycled. Composting is another important aspect of recycling that people overlook (possibly because of the smell). If you're not completely ready to dive into a composting regime just yet, start out slow by tossing your egg shells and coffee grounds into the garden instead of the trash. You'll enrich your soil and divert a little waste at the same time.


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A great hands-on project that will teach children about recycling! It would also be a great lesson on growing plants from seeds and watching them grow into plants. The project can be started indoors with some flower seeds and, with a little help, the kids can plant the seedlings outdoors and watch the plants flower.


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