Monday, April 18, 2011

Earth Day Crafting

Hi my name is Tiffany Harbrecht and I am a copywriter/marketing coordinator at Discount School Supply. One of the many hats that I wear in my job is to manage the Free Activities page on the Discount School Supply Web site (http://www.discountschoolsupply.com). I am delighted to provide teachers and parents with free resources and activity ideas to share with children.

With Earth Day and Easter both in April this month, there have been lots of opportunities for fun seasonal crafts! One of my favorite environmentally-friendly activities that we received this year is a recent craft, Eco-Friendly Pencil Cups. It is quick, easy, practical and FUN! There are plenty of materials that can be repurposed from home to make this simple craft and it provides a great opportunity to discuss how each of us can take care of the environment. The pencil cups also make thoughtful gifts for loved ones.

Earth Day also inspires me to do some nature-inspired crafting as well. I like to walk around my neighborhood or go on a nature hike and gather small pebbles, flowers, pine cones, leaves and other items to use for a nature collage. If you have the time to take the kids on a hike or walk in your area, have them create their own nature-inspired collage or draw pictures of the trees, flowers, insects or animals they see using natural recycled drawing paper and our environmentally friendly colored pencils.


At Discount School Supply, we share your commitment to the future of children, and that includes doing our part to help our planet stay beautiful for future generations. Visit http://www.discountschoolsupply.com and check out Our Environment page for more information on our eco-friendly products, eco-tips, fun environmentally-friendly activities and more!

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