Sunday, April 18, 2010

Earth Day Kids - crafts


Today at church I had a station set up for kids to make animal masks, and next week children will use those masks in a "Procession of the Animals" in the worship service.

Carbon's school is also making animal costumes, to be a tidepool in our community Procession of the Species. Carbon has constructed a sting ray that he will wear and an eel he is carrying on a long bamboo pole.

If you don't have a parade handy, however, there is the wonderful stand-by of making Junk Art or Recycled Art. What cool stuff can you make from trash? Collect stuff like toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, junk mail, etc. and let their creativity go wild. Or if you have welding skills, you can collect old bicycles and other metal trash and make sculptures.

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