ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Show and Tell #53

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show and Tell #53

While there is an amazing collection of suggestions for preparing for Easter in last week's link up, it was also fun to see many of you thinking about Earth Day (April 22nd)!

My kids were enjoying Spring Break last week and we used some of our extra free time to do some kid crafting with recycled materials.  It was fun and more affordable than some of our other crafting ventures.   

Perhaps Earth Day gets you thinking about small lifestyle changes that make a big difference.  One easy suggestion is to find personalized tote bags that you always use for making deliveries to friends and family members.  We keep one by our back door and load things in that need to be returned or given to others.  When we drop it off for someone, with a meal or some hand-me-downs inside, it is easy for them to remember who to return the bag to because our name is on it.  A simple change that saves a plastic grocery bag.

Now, here are a few Earth Day ideas from last week's party:

City Girl Gone Coastal planted seeds in a garden bpox to create edible, green monograms.

Creativity My Passion made colorful birds out of recycled tissue paper boxes. 

Putti Prapancha used recycled paint sample chips to create mosaic art pieces.

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  1. Wow, Thank You for featuring our work :) What a pleasant surprise!!!

    Love your site and all that you do and share! Thanks!!!

  2. Thank you for featuring our recycled bird! It's a pleasant surprise to be featured @ABC show and tell!


  3. Thank you for the feature, it was a fun project for the little ones!

  4. This is my first time linking up to your great blog hop. I can't wait to check out everyone else's ideas. Wonderful blog! I am excited to be a new follower.
    Take care,