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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 Tuna Can World Globe:
Planetpals Exclusive!
fun for Earthday or Earth Science and geography learning

tuna can globe recycle project

Paper Mache Globe Recipes and Patterns:
Exclusive Planetpals Three Patterns! Make the Planetpal, the world, or a Santa Ornament in Paper Mache-just use a balloon!

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Make a Recycle Costume
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This is really fun for Earthday or any green event -Why not have a recycle parade!
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Make and Resemble Printable Globe
Planetpals Exclusive!

printable globe

Earth Piniata
This is perfect for earthday or an earth Party. Fill it with Earthy things like rubber bugs, flowers and dinosaurs.

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Earthday Hand-prints Simply make a hand-print using kids safe hand paint.

hand print earthday

Beadie Babies Bead crafts:
Exclusive Planetpals Nine instruction patterns in all, one for each Planetpal. Easy to follow directions that show you how to make them out of beads...very cute and lots of fun!

beady craft

Planetpals Characters Coloring Pages
Exclusive Planetpals Print and use Planetpals coloring art to your crafts or as models for clay projects--extend Eco friendly messages

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Shoe box Diorama World
Planetpals Exclusive!

This is a favorite Earthday Idea! Convert a shoe box to a favorite place. Teach kids to love the world.

shoebox craft

Make another craft!

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 kids-club! Try the Planetpals coloring page, recycle kit, card game, or check out our freebeez page.

Make An Earth Ornament

This Recycled CD (or plastic lid) Craft is A Natural!

*An option to the Computer CD is a PLASTIC LID from plastic containers, bread crumbs or coffee cans.

You can make this Recycled CD Earth using any of the following:

  • Paper scraps
  • Beads
  • Sprinkles

How To Make An Earth

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Tools Needed To Make This Earth:

  • One Computer CD or DVD (please recycle one!)
  • Torn green and blue paper (or sprinkles or small beads)
  • Plate
  • Cotton swab (draw with this- for clean up, too)
  • Craft Glue
  • Tape(to cover the hole if you use beads)
  • Tweezers (for touch up)
  • String to hang it
  • Glue gun (to attach the string of you hang it)
  • Optional: marker
Glue gun (to attach the string of you hang it)Glue gun (to attach the string of you hang it)


  • *Important: Cover the CD hole with a piece of tape on the back side if you use small pieces
  • Put the CD on a clean plate
  • Prepare the CD by drawing the earth with the glue
  • Sprinkle your paper scraps (or other craft material). Cover generously covering the glue
  • Once complete Let it dry thoroughly overnight
  • When dry shake off anything extra(or trim the paper)
  • Add a string to the back side if you wish to hang it, by using a glue gun (or tape it on)
  • Hang it!

Options / Ideas: hi peacepal

  • Use a plastic lid in place of the CD
  • You can use a marker to sketch the Earth first if you are not good at drawing with glue, or working with smaller children
  • Use the plate to help catch the extra sprinkles and keep it on
  • Decorate beads, candy sprinkles,or any other craft product you think will work.
  • Make it a total recycle craft by using recycled paper shreds from colored packaging, paper holes from a puncher or shredded colored paper
  • Note on Glitter Glue:

We made this with glitter glue the first time--but it peeled off! We suggest you only do that if you want to have just a rubbery glitter glue Earth to hang.

This craft is ŠJag reproduction restricted

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