Hooray! It’s Earth Day!

‘Recycled’ Town Lunch Bags

Back in January, the boys and I had a good time making a paper bag town.  The pieces came from a Highlights kids magazine – all we needed to do was cut the pieces out, glue onto paper bags, stuff with newspaper, and then we had a town!  It passed some time on a cold, winter day.  I then saved the bags thinking we could use them for a future picnic…….

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Both boys really concentrating on gluing the pieces……

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The boys are pleased with their finished town!

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Fast forward to early April.  We were able to have a picnic in the park a few weeks ago, and I got out the paper town again!  This time, we packed the bags with juice boxes, sandwiches, fruits, napkins, etc.  We do not normally need 5 lunch bags for the three of us (since my husband was at work), but I sectioned out food/items for each bag.

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Then we got to work off our lunch at the playground and park attractions!

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Earth Day Fun at School! 

Our oldest son’s school is letting the kids wear a ‘recycled’ hat to school today!  We found an old hat of my husband’s and glued pieces of comic newspaper and tan copy paper.  It’s raining today….I hope the hat survives!

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On the subject of recycling….last year when our oldest son broke his arm, the nurses needed the shirt he was wearing cut for better access.  Although I didn’t care at all if the shirt was cut, I still thought I could save the fun monster on the front.  I cut the fabric monster out last October and sewed it onto a new shirt.  He’s wearing it today!  Kudos to recycling!!!

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