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DIY Earth Day Craft and Recipe

Chloe Bieraugel

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Earth Day is a day to celebrate the planet and the resources it gives us. For example, Earth provides water, fertile soil to grow food, and, let’s not forget, a place to live! People seem to leave Earth Day out of the picture too often and forget about it. Now is the time to join in on the celebration of nature and the beautiful planet we live on. Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22.

You can start by creating a cool craft or a delicious treat that will show your love for Earth!

Mother Nature in a Jar

Mother Nature in a Jar

-What you’ll need:

1. Mason Jar- You can find these at Michael’s or a thrift store. You  can also reuse a pasta sauce jar.

2. Green ribbon.

3. Dirt, grass, rocks, sticks, leaves, and flowers.

4. Post-it note or small square piece of white paper

5. Tape, preferably colored tape

6. Mainly blue and green coloring materials

 

How to make it:

1. Start with a clean mason jar without the lid on top.

2. Go outside and lay about an inch of dirt at the bottom.

3. Next, lay rocks on top of the dirt, sticks on top of the rocks, grass on top of the sticks, leaves on top of the grass, and then two layers of different flowers at the top.

4. Now, decorate your white post-it note or square piece of paper with things or sayings having to do with Earth. For example, “Happy Earth Day!” with a drawing of the earth below it.

5. Tape the post-it or square paper onto the jar.

6. Tie the ribbon onto the top of the jar where the lid screws on.

7. (Optional) You can write on the tape something that has to do with Earth or helping Earth, and place it onto the ribbon. For example, “ I love Nature” or “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

-Place your now-finished “Mother Nature in a Jar” craft outside to remind people of Earth Day, somewhere in your house to show off your crafty jar, or give it to a friend as an Earth Day gift!

Top off the finished do-it-yourself craft with colorful flowers to add a pop of color to the masterpiece.

 

Edible Earths

What you’ll need:

•6 cups of Rice Krispies

•1/4 cup of butter

•40 marshmallows

•Green and blue food coloring

•2 microwaveable bowls

•1/2 teaspoon vanilla

•Large pot

 

What to Do:

1) Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in cereal and vanilla.

2) Divide the Rice Krispies into two bowls and add green food dye to one bowl and blue food dye to the other.

3) Stir Rice Krispie Treats and food dye together in the separate bowls.

4) Grab a scoop of green treats and blue treats and mash them together into a ball shape to create the “Earth.”

5) Set the spheres to the side and let completely cool.

Edible Earth

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One Response to “DIY Earth Day Craft and Recipe”

  1. Marge Bieraugel on April 11th, 2014 9:52 am

    Chloe & Nina, you published two wonderful recipes, one non-edible and the other very temptingly delicious looking. When we go to visit Kelly tomorrow, we’ll buy the ingredients in town and make the Edible Earths for the Cunningham kids. OK? Thank you for the ‘recipes’ that we can use! Love from Grandma B

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