Today is Earth Day. 50 years of celebration. Over 4.50 billion years of existence.
This year, things are different, but it is more important than ever to celebrate our Planet. We are reminded more than ever how fragile our planet is and how we need to protect it. There is no Planet B.
Throughout this pandemic, keeping our children and our minds busy has its challenges. If you have read our blog last week on Art Therapy, you noticed that we created a jungle diorama which the kids enjoyed very much. This past weekend, our family worked very hard to create an Ocean diorama with a stunning coral reef. All of the details were created with recyclable material, items found around the house and crafting goods (which I’ve been collecting throughout the years).
Why the Ocean? I know National Ocean Month isn’t until June, but Oceans are a huge part of our environment. 70% of Earth is Ocean. (https://www.unworldoceansday.org/about). Oceans are a gift to our planet; they supply us with oxygen, they regulate our climate, and are home to an abundance of marine wildlife. Oceans are beautiful and yet mysterious. Unfortunately, our Oceans are still threatened by plastic pollution, carbon emission, contaminants and other unhealthy actions that endanger sea creatures.
I’ll be honest, my family & I miss the beach. The calming sounds of waves, the warm sand under our feet, the hunt for seashells… Our Ocean diorama was a celebration of our planet, its continuous story and our memories at sea.
Here is what we used to create our craft:
- Big Cardboard boxes
- Construction paper
- Acrylic Paint
- Artificial Plants
- Rocks & Seashells (from our collections)
- Coffee filters & muffin liners
- Styrofoam balls
- Beads, stones & feathers
- Pompoms & pipe cleaners
- Old jewellery
- Felt sheet
- Bath sponge (new)
- Microfiber dust mop cover (new)
- Cardboard tubes
- Other items: stickers, glitter, nets bags (from food), other wraps, lids, small garden pots, etc.
- Hot glue
- Patience, creativity and a smile
How are you celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd 2020?