Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day in Style

Earth Day turns 40 today.  In celebration of the 40th Earth Day stop by the library and check out some of the following great books to help you celebrate Earth Day in style!

Books for Adults
Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor (686.3 T238e 2009)
This book will walk you through making several different types of books by reusing materials in your recycling bin.

Trash to Treasure: The Year's Best Creative Crafts by Leisure Arts, Inc. (745.5 T775 1998)
Leisure Arts compiled a book of the best recycled crafts.  Pick up this book to find a new use for old detergent boxes, wallpaper scraps and more.

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials: Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-friendly Stitching by Betz White (646.4 W582s 2009)
White explores how to re-purpose old clothing in your closet or clothing from a thrift store to make great new stylish clothing.  

Eco-Craft : Recycle-Recraft-Restyle by Susan Wasinger (745.5 W319e 2009)
Eco Craft is full of trendy crafts that can be made out of recycled and unwanted materials.  Hold on to those baby food jars and six pack can holders because you may find yourself re-purposing them into something beautiful for your home.

Remake Restyle Reuse: Easy Ways to Transform Everyday Basics into Inspired Design by Sonia Lucano (747 L932r 2008)
Lucano provides over forty options for crafters to transform outdated items in their home into something contemporary.  If you like contemporary design and have some outdated items in your home this is the book for you.

The Salvage Sisters’ guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic by Kathleen Hackett (745.5 H121s 2005)
Hackett provides examples of how to use items found out at the curb on trash day or items that have been stowed in the attic and are no longer being used.  This book will appeal to any bargain hunter.

Books for Children
Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items by Kathy Ross (J 745.5 ROS)
Kids can have loads of fun with recycled crafts too!  Earth-Friendly Crafts provides step by step instructions for children to make their own crafts from everyday materials such as marker caps and neckties.  It is written for children in third through sixth grade.

Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in 5 Steps by Anna Llimós Plomer (J 745.5 LLI)
This is another book written for children.  Each craft only has five steps, so the crafts are appropriate for children in kindergarten through third grade.  Some of the projects included are making a penguin, spinning top and clock.

Recycled Crafts Box: Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs & 37 More Earth-Friendly Projects & Activities You Can Create by Laura C. Martin (J 363.72 MAR)
Children will enjoy following instructions to make their old sneakers into a beautiful blooming flower pot, or making beautiful paper jewelry.  Parents will enjoy not going broke making crafts at home.

Cups & Cans & Paper Plate Fans: Craft Projects from Recycled Materials by Phyllis Fiarotta (J 745.58 FIA)
Use everyday materials like paper bags, boxes and cans to create something magnificent with children.

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