Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities

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Chicago Review Press, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for ideas on how to get children outdoors and instill in them a love of nature can find more than 75 creative crafts, games, and activities using objects that kids can collect from nature in this idea book. As children make race cars out of rocks, create paint from plants, and assemble funny grass masks, they learn to be environmentally friendly--absorbing information on recycling, reducing waste, and inspiring others to protect nature. Organized by the various natural materials needed, the crafts offer a new twist on perennial homemade gifts and school projects.

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1 Trees Leaves and Twigs
2 Rocks Pebbles and Shells
3 Soil Clay and Sand
4 Plants Grasses and Seeds
5 Animals Birds and Insects
6 Reduce Reuse and Recycle
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Page 135 - Americans nationwide, is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Page 135 - EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Page 135 - Pedersen, Anne. The Kids' Environment Book: What's Awry and Why. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1991.
Page 2 - Glue, p. xiv 1 cup water ll/2- or 1-inch paintbrush *Cassie, Brian. National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Trees. New York: Scholastic, 1999.

About the author (2007)

Kimberly Monaghan is a freelance writer for numerous newspapers and magazines, including "Chicago"" Parent, Earth Easy," and "Family Time," She is also a regular reviewer for "School Library Journal," She has worked as an arts-camp counselor and an assistant children's librarian.

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