Earth Day is a very special day which emphasizes on different kinds of environmental problems. This year, the theme of Earth Day marks the various problems and challenges we face due to plastic pollution. Today, plastic pollution is not only affecting our land, but even the water and marine life. In fact, the situation is becoming so bad that now that our marine life even mistake plastic for food. In this blog, we have compiled a list of Earth Day DIY projects and ideas that you can make with various types of plastic materials. These ideas not only teach children how to recycle plastic, but it also replicates the entire theme of Earth Day 2018.
Innovative Earthday DIY projects and ideas using plastic plates
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Paper plates DIY ideas are the easiest activities to do with kids. Through this idea, you can make the children use their creativity and come up with different kinds of fun paper plate games that they can play. You can also teach them how to create different paper plate crafts such as beautiful floral art, interesting wall paintings, etc.
Fairy house Earth Day DIY projects and ideas from plastic bottles and cups
Fairies and gnomes are a part of every person’s childhood. Well, you can use these Earthday DIY projects and ideas to create different types of fairy houses. In this idea, children can use their imagination and creativity in so many ways that you will be amazed.
DIY bowling kit with aluminum cans and a plastic ball
The next interesting idea in the list of Earth Day DIY projects and ideas is a bowling kit. For this, you can use aluminum cans and plastic balls. Let the children use their creativity to come with differently designed aluminum cans that they can place as the bowling pins. The plastic ball replicates the bowling ball. This is a perfect way to get kids to understand how they can make their own bowling kit at home.
DIY projects with recycled materials for small indoor gardens
There are so many DIY project ideas that you can make with plastic materials. In this idea, you can recycle plastic bottles to create a unique indoor garden. If you want, you have the option of using various types of small sized figurines, or make artificial plants (with plastic plates or cups and even paper). Along with that, you can also create small artificial water fountains to blend in with the concept.
Bird feeder from plastic bottles and wooden sticks
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Since we are looking at different types of Earth Day DIY projects and ideas, how can we forget Mother Nature? With the help of plastic bottles and wooden sticks, teach the kids to make different types of bird feeders. You can hang these bird feeders outside the window or let them take it home and place it in their back yard.
Making soft toys and animals using old plastic gloves and socks
Soft toys are very easy to make. No doubt, you can find different ways of making soft toys DIY projects with recycled materials. However, in this idea, we will use plastic gloves and socks. For this idea, you will need a few plastic gloves, some cotton, or any other such material for the stuffing, glue, and some paints. The children can create different types of soft toys using these materials. If they want to give a cloth finish, let them make use of old socks.
A wind chime made from old lids
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Earth Day crafts projects with lids can be very innovative. With this concept, children can learn how to make their wind chime. For this, all you need is a decently sized wooden stick, some string, and lids with a hole on the top to pass the string/twine while hanging. Let the children paint the design of their choice and hang the lids in whatever way they want.
Eco-Froggy bank from disposal glasses
Earth Day crafts projects with disposal glasses are interesting and creative. One such idea that you can make from disposal glasses is piggy banks. For this, use the plastic glasses with lids (like the ones you get when you take away coffee or smoothies), some colored cloth, gum, and decorative pieces. To cut the figurines, cardboard paper will be an ideal choice. Children can make different types of Froggy banks with the disposal glasses.