Earth Day Kid’s Crafts

Happy Earth Week! Welcome to “A Day in the Life of Kunin Felt Enthusiasts.” Join us for everyday crafting with Kunin. Make a mug rug to enjoy your morning coffee or a welcoming wreath on the front door. The possibilities are endless with Kunin Eco-fi brand felt

Today I am excited to share with you a couple of fun and easy crafts to create with your students for Earth Day! Let’s grab our supplies and get started!

Earth Day Felt Flowers

Supplies:
Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt
– Fiskars Scissors
Green Chevron Paper Straws
Earth Day Felt Flower Tags (Free Printable)
Buttons (Laura Kelly buttons preferred) 
Adhesive (Hot glue or Tacky glue)
Ellison SuperStar Machine (Item #A10800)
Sizzix Bigz Die – Circle 4″ (Item #A10211)

As a kindergarten teacher, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Earth Day is one of my all-time favorite books, The Lorax! With that in mind, I decided to create some Truffula Tree inspired flowers.

I used my Ellison SuperStar Machine to die cut 4-inch circles in a variety of colors of Eco-fiPlus™ Premium felt. Have your students use a variety of colors to make each flower stand out and resemble the Truffula Trees from The Lorax.

Have your students use scissors to cut from the 4-inch circle. It’s okay to let them be creative and create their own shapes! Be sure that you have some type of scissors that is able to cut through felt.

Adhere each piece of felt together using hot glue or Tacky glue. Add a colorful button to the top of your flower to give it that finishing touch.

Now it is time to adhere your flower to the stem. I purchased these green chevron paper straws from Oriental Trading – they’re perfect for this craft and they really give the felt flowers a realistic look. Turn your felt flower over and die cut one more 4-inch circle using your Ellison SuperStar Machine. “Sandwich” your stem between your flower and the 4-inch circle. Use some type of adhesive to keep each layer from separating.

How amazing are these? To add a special Earth Day touch to your flowers, download the free printable earth day tag to wrap around your felt flowers. You can find the free printable by Clicking Here!

Silly Soup Can Flower Pots

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old soup cans you have lying around the house? This craft is the perfect opportunity to talk about the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle). Let’s make a silly face and create these silly soup can flower pots!

Supplies:
– Soup Can
Googly Eyes
Wheat Grass Seed (or some other seed/plant)
– Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt
– Fiskars Scissors
Sharpies
TULIP Fabric Markers (Optional)
– Adhesive (Hot glue or Tacky glue)
– Ellison SuperStar Machine (Item #A10800)
– Sizzix Bigz Die – Mustaches Item (#A11030)
Sizzix Bigz Die – Glasses Item (#A10682)

I used my Ellison SuperStar Machine to die cut a pair of glasses and a mustache using Eco-fiPlus™ Premium felt. I highly recommend using wheat grass seed for this project. It is very easy to care for and it only takes a couple of days to start growing. Check out how tall my wheat grass is after only a week of growing!

The one thing that I absolutely love about Kunin’s Eco-fiPlus™ Premium felt is that it has a self-adhesive backing. This makes it very easy for my students to peel and stick their creations onto any object or surface. The adhesive backing also makes it easy for my students to draw any object on the back using Sharpies and cut their objects out with ease!

I love using TULIP Fabric Markers to add detail to each piece. The one thing that I absolutely love about this project is that students can personalize their silly tin can flower pot by adding different facial expressions or accessories to make it their own.

Thank you for enjoying this part of your day with Kunin. I hope you enjoyed these fun and easy projects for your students to complete during Earth Week! Are you inspired to create your own Earth Day project? If so, I would love to see it! Please share any of your Earth Day projects on Kunin’s Facebook Page. Happy Earth Day!

Go Green,

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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    Debra
    April 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Chad, what wonderful projects for the kids to create with Kunin felt!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Debra

  2. Reply
    Laura Bray
    April 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Chad, These are such great projects. Your kids are very lucky to have you for a teacher-you must be a great inspiration.

  3. Reply
    sweeneysindigo
    August 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I love the truffula trees. We just read and then watched The Lorax. This will be a great addition! Thanks!

  4. Reply
    sweeneysindigo
    August 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I love the truffula trees. We just read and then watched The Lorax. This will be a great addition! Thanks!

  5. Reply
    Haley White
    August 29, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Great ideas!

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