Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Earth-Friendly Crafts

Well here at A Patchwork of Books, it's Earth Month! I'm celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day allll month long, with tons of giveaways, cool eco-friendly products, and book reviews galore!

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items has been put together by the ever-so-creative Kathy Ross and illustrated by Celine Malepart. Exactly as the title describes, it is filled to the brim with super-cool ways to reuse everyday household items, making them into fun crafts.

There are instructions for making bookmarks, pencil holders, necklaces, puppets, magnets, notecards, and a whole ton of other fun things, all out of stuff families normally just throw in the trash. Take old puzzle pieces and create an alligator! Take loose marker caps and make a pencil holder!Take gloves that no longer have a match and make an octopus puppet! Lots and lots to do in here, all with stuff you already have...that means no cost involved AND you're helping to prevent landfills from getting unnecessary things added to them.

Anything to help save our planet, I'm game for. Earth-Friendly Crafts would make a great addition to any library and any family that likes to create things! The crafts are probably best for your older kids, say 5-10...but with help, younger children can definitely participate.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items
Kathy Ross

48 pages

Millbrook Press
March 2009

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