Earth-Friendly Crafts

Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

What do you do with old toys, clothes, and other stuff? Instead of throwing them away, get creative and see what crafts you can make! This book shows you how to make crafts out of old playing cards, marker caps, toy cars, neckties, hairbrushes, and more. Color photos of the finished crafts and step-by-step illustrations make these crafts a snap. Along with 21 crafts, you’ll find information about recycling and tips for what you can do to help the planet. So find new uses for your old stuff and get crafting!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-01-01
Text Type Procedural
Dewey 745.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level P
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Step-by-step instructions, and Table of contents

Author: Kathy Ross

Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.

Illustrator: Céline Malépart



“Written by the author of more than 50 crafts books, this clear, colorful title offers a selection of environmentally focused projects that encourages kids to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Both practical and eye-catching, the projects, from pencil cups to decorative pins, rely on everyday discarded items that many kids will find around their homes: broken toys, old clothespins, worn out bath sponges, and lone socks that have lost their mates.”

School Library Journal

“Illustrations are bright and colorful, rendered in a collage format mixing photographs and watercolors.”
School Library Journal