Crafty Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Crafty Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2011 is Earth Day!

It’s a fabulous day to engage your family in green-minded activities that are kind to the world around us. Going green doesn’t have to be difficult – even the smallest changes can make a big impact on our environment. Help get your kids involved with these crafty reminds to live green!

greenchores

Forget chore charts – how about a live green chart instead? Use your favorite Fiskars punches to create a fun chart reminding your family of the little things – turning off lights, recycling the newspaper, carrying a water bottle, and turning the water off while they’re brushing their teeth. Encourage your children to add a sticker or check mark when they go green – then celebrate their success with an earth friendly treat!
*Green Fact – you can save 25 gallons of water per month just by turning off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth!

greencorner

Here’s an extra crafty tip – use Fiskars new Combo Corner Punches to add fun detail to your chart.

earthdaysigns

Need a gentle reminder to be earth-friendly? These bright and cheery signs will remind your family to do their part. It’s simple to print tasks, then adhere to 5x7 mats. Use Fiskars punches to add embellishments – use foam adhesive to give them fun dimension. *Green Fact – every day, more than 120,000 aluminum cans are recycled in the United States.

earthdaycard

Share the Earth Day fun by creating greeting cards. It’s a great way to recycle scraps of patterned paper! Use Fiskars punches to create a graphic note card, then add a sentiment inside. Don’t forget to look at the back of your favorite patterned paper – many have fun designs on the flip side! *Green Fact – if you stacked up all the paper that an average American uses in a year, the pile would be as tall as a two story house!