Earth Day 2013 Recycling Craft Project

We had some fun in conjunction of this year’s Earth Day. Clara’s Crafty Corner was invited to a private club house to conduct Recycling Craft Project as an awareness program for the children.  Yeah.. why not? Everyone plays a role in “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” to clean our mother Earth, to make this world a better place.

This round, we had a sunshine morning by the pool and had real fun painting! Children we taught the idea of recycling – What is recycling, why recycle & what can we recycle?” before they laid their hands on the plastic bottles & paints.  As you can see from the pictures below, they were daring and creative with colours.  Using Coca-cola bottles, we created a classical looking vase and a  super colorful stationery holder.

We had a second project though – creation of 3D note holders.  What a shame I had forgotten to take some pictures of the children’s creation.  Hmmm… maybe another round.

It is always amazing to see the children’s creation – they produced brilliant designs and colours that normally adults can’t do.

Recycled stuffs displayCraft by the pool is funRecycled Color Plate      Designer in makingShe's 6 only, but she's serious! :D Recycling magazine Children's design & colour of vase Children's design & colour of vase & stationery holder Earth Day 2013 Recycling Craft

Big Bang Easter Sunday

Last Sunday, I had a great time with a great bunch of children.  Together with my paper mache Easter Bunny, we met the children and created Easter eggs.  What has Easter eggs gotta do with Easter Celebration?  Traditionally, Easter eggs supposed to mean “new life”! But today, it is turned into creativity.

For this round’s Easter egg creation, I have decided to use “paste on” method instead of “painting on”.  Paste on will ensure the eggs are still edible after all the designs are done, while for painting on, we need to find the right food colourings, and non-toxic colorings.

Some of the children had dyed a colour base on the eggs using food colorings.  Then, we just gotta punch and cut lots of papers (a mixture of colour and recycled paper) and just paste it on the eggs. Simple & easy!

Colouful Easter Eggs Paper Mache Easter Bunny Happy Children Busy at workA boy's creation