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chamaecyparis
« on: October 10, 2008 12:32:28 PM »

I run a summer nature camp, and I'd like to phase out crafts with styrofoam and paper plates next year.  Any suggestions for fun crafts with natural or recycled materials (preferably with a nature theme)?  Website/book recommendations would be welcome as well.

Thanks!
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betty@freekidscrafts.com
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008 05:25:20 AM »

I'm not sure how old your kids are, but here are a variety of suggestions:

Sun Prints
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/sun_prints-e423.html

Patriotic Seashells
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/patriotic_sea_shells-e394.html

Pine Cone Owl
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/wise_guy_owl_pine_cone_craft-e46.html

Leaf Stick Kids
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/wise_guy_owl_pine_cone_craft-e46.html

There are also a lot of options to recycle egg cartons or empty containers if you start collecting them now.
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/recycled_egg_cartons-t75.html
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/recycled_containers_&_lids-t74.html

Hope thiis gives you some ideas. Good Luck.
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AGFH
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 05:22:44 AM »

I just saw this on wikiH0w and thought it was a neat idea:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Table-Placemats-With-Leaves
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chamaecyparis
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 01:26:11 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions! That pine cone owl is pretty cute.
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