I was very excited to hear that Alexis' Kindergarten teacher gave the children a "Trash to Treasure" project for Earth Day. She gave about two weeks notice (awesome!) which allowed us to think about alot of potential projects. The problem was narrowing it down. Here are some of the ideas Alexis and I initially considered:
Cup holder from large yogurt container
Magazine holder from cereal box
Nature wreath from things found outside with cardboard box backing
Flowers and other decorations made out of recycled boxes and paper
Purse made out of recycled containers
Garden irrigation system from soda and milk bottles
Handmade cards from recycled items around the house (boxes, mail packaging, etc.)
She finally got pretty excited over the pencil/crayon/marker holder idea. Here she is with her three recycled items: a cardboard scrap from old box, cereal box, an old 2009 calendar that I had kept for the pretty pictures (we often use old calendars to make envelopes from or decorate things with).
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Check out page 24 of April's Prince William Living magazine for my latest article. Since it's Earth Day this month and a topic right up my alley, see what I say about the local nonprofit organization "Keep Prince William Beautiful" and some green tips.