Earth Day is fast approaching. I have to admit, Earth Day is one of my favourite holidays. We always spend some time outdoors on Earth Day – celebrating our glorious Mother Earth. This year, I wanted to create a festive and fun garland for our indoor decor. So, after we had so much fun creating our beautiful Valentine’s Day garland I was inspired to bring out the newspaper into a gorgeous Earth Day garland. The best part about this garland, is that not only does it give a new life to newspaper we can pack up the garland and bring it out year after year after year.
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Recycled Newspaper Earth Day Garland
Begin by painting the newspaper with the blue paint. Mix in enough yellow paint to make the green colour you like and paint the green on top of the blue. Be sure to paint both sides of the newspaper, or the paper will curl up. Thin the paint with as much, or as little water as you like. The only caution is to not soak the paper, or it may rip. Set the painted newspaper aside to dry completely.
Use a pencil to trace the circles and hearts onto the paper. If you don’t have a circle shaped cookie cutter, use a glass or small plate as a template. Cut out the circles and hearts.
Thread the twine onto the embroidery needle. Embroidery needles are ideal for this craft because they have a large eye (for the twine) and are a thick needle that will easily pierce the paper. The length of your twine will depend on the number of circles and hearts you have cut out. Poke the needle into the top of the circles and weave the twine in and out of each circle and heart.
Make a 3R’s pledge this Earth Day
Use old magazines to make an Earth collage
Go out on a simple Earth Day scavenger hunt
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