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Yummy Sculpture

Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2yrs and up | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the founders of]

Make Earth Day sculptures by using food.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Using toothpicks, create sculpture (faces, animals insects etc. ) by attaching bits of fruit and veggies to other bits of fruits and veggies.
  2. On a potato, 2 raisins can become eyes, lettuce can be hair and parsley can be a mustache.
  3. Make insects by attaching cherry tomatoes together with black olives and add bits of green onion!
  4. Have fun and eat the "fruits" of your labor!

Recommended Books/Products:

It's Earth Day
by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears. (Age 4-8)

Ecoart!: Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3-To 9-Year-Olds
by Laurie Carlson
This is truly a comprehensive source book . It begins with art-and-craft supplies made from natural objects and materials, and ends with recycling and composting. It's all here: bark, twigs, pebbles, weeds, prints, plants, and feeders. There is nothing totally new, but the broad scope and organization of projects in related groups with step-by-step, single-page directions make the book a first purchase.

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