Monday, April 8, 2013


Earth Day Preschool Project: Recycled Materials Ladybug Pinata!

Earth Day is on April 22nd, and there are many, many activities you can do to celebrate with your preschoolers!

Even more importantly, you can help them develop an Earth Day attitude every day by recycling and re-using materials.

Building a pinata from scratch gives your children a fabulous sensory experience, a
building/construction experience, and practice re-using materials!  Like my daughter said, "I bet those newspaper people never knew that their newspaper would become a ladybug pinata!"

Click here for step-by-step directions on how to make a pinata.  Use newspapers and leftover scraps as you mache each layer on the pinata!

Then, paint it like a ladybug, add silly eyes, hide some goodies inside, and use it to celebrate Earth Day...or a birthday, or anything else!

I may share at any of these parties!


Keitha said...

What a cute activity and pinata!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Keitha! It was a ton of fun!

Unknown said...

Cute idea! Would be great for our study of ladybugs. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks Seemi! We love bugs too!

PinkOddy said...

Thank you for the step by step on how to make one - I've seen many good ones of late

The OT Toolbox said...

This is fantastic! I wanted to invite you to join us in posting to our new group Pinterest board... "Trash Turned Kids Crafts" all about kids crafts made from recycled materials. Would you be interested in joining us? If so, leave a comment on one of our Pinterest pins and we will follow you and add you as a collaborator on this fun new board. ((We love your crafts!))