Something needs to be done to save our planet. The future is in your hands, explore this article to get familiar with ideas on crafts that are earth-friendly.

Earth-Friendly Crafts

Our planet is in dire straits! Did you know that? Deforestation, pollution and extensive urbanization have caused a lot of miseries to ‘Mother Nature’. Something has to be done, and fast. It’s time to gain awareness and spread it far and wide. You have to play your part in saving our precious planet for the sake of posterity. You may not be a minister, you may not be the president of an ecological club, but you still can make a difference. It doesn’t matter how big or how small you are, you still get to contribute towards the preservation of the planet you live in. A lot has been lost, but that doesn’t really matter now, the damage is a thing of the past. It’s the repair work that matters now. The rays of hope still exist on the horizon. It is this hope that you need to be hanging onto, the hope that will help you act towards the protection of your environment. Nature has given us a lot. Here’s an opportunity to be grateful, do something good for your ‘Mother’. Earth-friendly crafts help us recycle what we normally throw away. Read this article to get familiar with ideas on crafts that are earth-friendly.
Crafts That Are Earth-Friendly
Bottle Boys
Materials Required
  • Beads
  • Bottles
  • Craft Knife
  • Bottle caps
  • Buttons
  • A small ball
  • Golf tees
  • Plastic forks
  • Glue
  • A sponge ball
  • Acrylic paints
  • Pennies
  • Sand (Colored)
  • Pinto beans
  • Craft wire (Colored)
  • Pencils
  • Craft foam
  • Tape
  • Get your bottles and fill them with the pennies, beads and colored sand. Move on to getting the head of the bottle ready, use a craft knife for this. Cut a hole into the small ball, the hole should be the size of the mouth of the bottle.
  • Now, get creative and draw a face on the ball, use the paints and buttons to your advantage. Experiment with different looks, don’t hesitate to use colors. The more color on your bottle, the better it’s going to look.
  • For the effect of hair, make holes in the ball and put into place golf tees and plastic forks. You can also add ears by cutting into the sides of the ball and inserting plastic caps.
  • Take colored craft wire and curl it around a pencil. Then, take your tape and stick the center of the curled wire to the back of the bottle. Proceed to cut out hands from craft foam and tape the hands to the wires. Your ‘Bottle Boys’ are ready. 
Candid Candlesticks
Materials Required
  • Tissue tubes
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gold foil wrapping paper
  • Paints and a brush
  • Get your tubes out and squeeze out blobs of white glue in and around the tops of each tube. It’s a fun thing to do. You’ve got to be patient here; the glue has to run down the sides of the tubes. This will bring about a dripped-wax effect. Also, make it a point to wait until the glue dries. It will look transparent when dry.
  • Now that the glue has dried, take your brush and paint over the dried glue. Play with your colors to arrive at great looking finished products. After you’re done with painting, give the candlesticks some time to dry.
  • It’s time for the flames, get your gold foil wrapping paper out and cut out flames for the candlesticks. Tape these flames to the top edge of the painted tubes.
Fakey Snakeys
Materials Required
  • Metal bottle caps (90-100)
  • A wooden block
  • A hammer
  • A large nail
  • A needle
  • Red yarn
  • Beads/Buttons
  • Tacky glue
  • A cork
  • The first thing to do is to get your bottle caps nailed. Place your bottle cap on the wooden block and use the hammer and nail to make a hole on each bottle cap. Then, get the yarn and needle, thread the needle and string all the nailed caps onto the yarn.
  • You’ve now got to get the head of your fake snake ready. Hammer a hole right through the cork and thread the yarn through it. You may also need a pair of pliers to pull out the needle from the cork. The hole shouldn’t be too big, or the head of the snake will be too loose around the yarn.
  • Now, go ahead and knot the yarn and leave around 2 inches to accommodate the tongue of the snake. Cut out the excess yarn and stick the buttons on to the cork. The buttons are the eyes of the snake, so stick just two; you don’t want a snake with a million eyes.

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