Arbor Day Crafts for Kids

Flickr photo by Randy Son Of Robert
Arbor Day seems like Earth Day's redheaded stepbrother these days, but I'll never tire of telling kids about the trees.

But hands-on learning is bound to work better than me droning on about germination and seedlings, so we rounded up some fun Arbor Day crafts for the kids:


Photo from Canadian Living
1. Wine cork trivet -- Teach them about trees as resources for more than paper, reuse the bottle stoppers lying around your house, AND protect your table? Win, Win, Win. Get the directions over at Canadian Living.





Photo from Ruki Duki
2. Newspaper birthday hats -- Another chance to show them what trees turn into, these stylin' toppers call for a party. Who needs a birthday to look fabulous? Get the directions over at Ruki Duki.





Photo from Crow Roosters Crow
3. Pine cone fairies -- A trip to the woods to collect pine cones and acorns puts kids up close and personal with the name of the day, and the fairies keep bad dreams away. Get the directions over at Crow Roosters Crow.




Flickr photo by USFS Region 5
4. Plant a tree -- Not up for all the craftiness? Head straight to the backyard with the kids and get planting. Joining the Arbor Day Foundation will even get you 10 freebies to get things going.


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