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Fall-themed Recycling Crafts for Kids

By Fredrica Syren:

Fall is here, and with cooler temperatures comes more indoor play. So, why not celebrate fall by doing some crafts using recycled material or materials gathered from nature? Here are some easy but fun crafts my kids and I love to do together.

Make a bird feeder from old toilet paper tubes — This is a super easy and fun thing for kids to do with old toilet paper tubes. Just imagine how much fun it will be for them to watch the birds dine on their creation☺ It will be messy but fun.

You needbird-feeder-paper main

  • Old toilet paper tubes
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • A kid safe knife or spatula
  • A plate
  • 1 bowl

Directions:

  1. Pour birdseed onto plate.
  2. Place peanut butter in bowl, making it easier for a child to get to it.
  3. Spread peanut butter all over the outside of paper tube.
  4. Roll the tube in birdseed until it’s coated.
  5. Go outside and find a branch to slip it onto.

Stamp with apples and pears to make banners — My kids absolutely love doing this, and we hang the banner with Liam apple printingpride in our kitchen. Here are directions for how to create it.

http://www.multiplesandmore.com/crafting-with-kids-a-fall-banner/

Gather leaves and make a wreath I think most kids love gathering fall leaves off the ground, so one great craft for kids of most ages is to use fall leaves and make a wreath for the front door. Here is the tutorial for it: http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/leaf-wreath.html

 

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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