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DIY Earth Day Recycled Newspaper Book

Celebrate the Earth with this sweet craft and blog by our friend Jennifer, @studio_rosie.
A few years ago, our neighborhood park had an Earth Day celebration where the town came together to plant a new tree. It was a beautiful way to observe Earth Day and ever since, it's been one of my daughter's favorite holidays. Her birthday party last year was even an Earth Day recycling party!
Celebrate Earth Day with this craft that uses recycled materials and encourages you to find the beauty in nature.

Gather Your Supplies:

These are the tools for this project:

  • 3 sheets of newspaper
  • Blue and green acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
  • 5” stick
  • Rubber band
  • Crayons

Create your Earth Day Recycled Book:

 Step 1: Paint the front and back of one sheet of newspaper with blue acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Paint the front and back of another sheet of newspaper with green acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry for at least 1 hour. Leave the third sheet of newspaper unpainted.

Step 2: Use scissors to cut the newspaper into 5”x10” pieces. Fold each 5”x10” piece of paper in half to make a square. Stack the folded paper on top of each other alternating blue and green. 

For the top layer of the book, use an unpainted piece of newspaper.

Step 3: Along the folded edge, punch two holes near the top and the bottom of the book with a hole punch.

Step 4: Thread a rubber band through the top hole and put a stick in the loop of the rubber band. Pull the rubber band to the bottom hole and thread it through. 

Put the other end of the stick through the bottom loop of the rubber band.


Step 5: With a black crayon, write an element of nature you can find and observe on each page. I have included: bird, leaf, cloud, butterfly, grass, bug, flower, and rock.

Step 6: Draw an earth on the cover of the book with crayons.

Step 7: Take your book and your magnifying glass with you on a nature walk. Explore the outdoors and try to find everything on the list!

Follow along with Jennifer, @studio_rosie, for more crafting adventures and inspiration! We love to see your creations! Tag us on Instagram @habausa  for a chance to be featured!


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