Earth Day Craft: Free Activity

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Are you looking for a fun and easy Earth Day craft? Teach your students about reusing while creating this pencil holder.

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To complete the project, you will need the following:

  • 1 can per student (standard sized)
  • crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.
  • plain construction paper or copies of the wraps
  • tape

You might want to send a note home to parents asking them to send in a clean can or start collecting those cans ahead of time!

Begin by teaching a lesson to your class on the importance of reusing. Some items your students might be familiar with reusing include reusable water bottles or grocery bags. My Earth Day books are perfect for teaching this topic! 

Explain to students that today they will reuse a vegetable can to make a pencil holder. Students will choose from a variety of Earth Day pictures for their can. I recommend printing the pictures on cardstock for durability.

Students color these cute Earth day pictures and then wrap them around the can.
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Once students are finished coloring, it’s time to tape the paper to the can, scotch tape works great!

Wrap the paper around the can and you will have a pencil jar!
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Now students have a reusable pencil container!  They will love to keep it on their desk to hold their supplies! 

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Click on the image below to find this Earth Day craft for free in my TPT store!
Need more Earth Day resources? Check out this post about Earth Day readers.

Hi, I’m Jaymie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I taught for 17 years including 12 years in First Grade, 4 years as a Reading Interventionist, and 1 year in Pre-K. 

I have a passion for creating rigorous, easy to use primary resources that require little or no prep! I hope you find some easy ideas to take back to your classroom or use in your homeschool!

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