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Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,

To Go With This Also Make:

Make a Recycle Bug Kit
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas
for Bug Kit with journal made of recycled materials-plus free printable PP label

bug kit

Make a Recycle Butterfly Net
Great fun! Directions and ideas
for making a butterfly catching net from recycled materials

recycled butterfly net

Make Ladybug Lids
Great for preschool--Just paint no embellishment you could add eyes or buttons-even antenna . Keep it on the jar for bug catching or collecting nature.

.recyle jar lids

Looking for more interactive things to make here at Earthzone?

Every issue of our magazine has a special craft of the month! Free Activities in your email from the kidsclub! Try the Planetpals coloring page, recycle kit, card game, or check out our freebeez page.

Make another craft!

Make A Recycle Bug Jar
This Bug Jar is A Natural!

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own bug jar from recycled items.

bug jar

Make A Recycle Bug Jar

Tools needed for this bug project (above)recycle!

  • Plastic Jar
  • Googlie eyes
  • Color Foam scraps
  • Glue
  • Your imagination


  • Clean your recycled jar well
  • Decorate the TOP with the foam pieces and eyes
  • Make it look like a favorite bug (See samples: bee or ladybug)
  • Add a label-This is optional (ie: "Andrew's Bug Jar" or "I love Bugs"
  • Done--Go catch some bugs!


  • 16 oz Peanut butter jars work well
  • If you use glass jars be careful! Glass is not recommended for small children.
  • As a recycle project we suggest you as many recycled materials as possible

Options / Ideas:

  • You can paint the jar top instead of using craft foam
  • Use a mason jar and put a screen on top (particularly good for lightening bugs) see sample:
  • Add a handle
  • Make tiny holes in the lid or jar

What About Bugs?

Some Ideas for catching bugs


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