How To Make an Earth Day Journal

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Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come.

Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need

  • Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker box
  • Scissors
  • A hole punch
  • Fabric scraps
  • Clear-drying school glue
  • Markers or crayons
  • Recycled paper
  • Old child-friendly magazines

How-To Art-Making Steps

  1. Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure both pieces are the same sizes. Add several pieces of paper in between the two pieces of board, creating a sandwich-like book.
  2. Punch two holes on the left side of the cardboard and papers. All the holes should line up exactly.
  3. Cut two thin strips of fabric.
  4. Thread the fabric through the holes to bind the book together.
  5. Create a cover. Your child can cut pictures from magazines and glue them to the cover. Add a title and the date with markers or crayons.
  6. After the cover dries, open the journal and ask your child to write their thoughts about Earth Day and the environment on the pages.


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