Today is World Environment Day (5th June) and the whole planet is celebrating by going green! Thanks to our friends at Bostik for providing us with kid-friendly craft projects that encourages kids to learn about our environment in a creative way.

Did you know that the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure in the planet? That’s why we have to take extra care of its environment and the many living animals within it. Bostik’s Great Barrier Reef Diorama project teaches kids about the thousands of living organisms that the Great Barrier Reef protects and provides a home to. Try using Bostik’s colourful Blu-Tack to mould different fish, coral and creatures.

Bostik’s Great Barrier Reef Diorama

Materials:

  • Bostik School Glue (Blue)
  • Bostik Assorted Glitter Glue
  • Bostik Blu-Tack Colour
  • Bostik Clag Paste
  • Sand
  • Small Rocks
  • Skewers
  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colours)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush with palette
  • Small – medium cardboard boxre

Instructions:

  1. To create coral, coil pipe cleaners around a pencil. Put these to the side for later.
  2. Use Bostik Blu-Tack. Colour to create fish and other sea creatures. Put these to the side for later.
  3. Paint the inside and outside of the box blue with Bostik School Glue. Leave to dry.
  4. Apply Bostik Clag Paste to the base of the box and sprinkle sand on top. This will form the sea floor!
  5. Use Bostik Glitter Glue to decorate the back of the box with squiggles. These are waves!
  6. Arrange rocks of different shapes and sizes in the box. Secure them with Bostik Blu-Tack Colour. Add in the coral you made earlier using more Bostik Blu-Tack Colour.
  7. Place your fish and sea creatures into the diorama – you’re done. Use a skewer to suspend your creations.

Bostik’s range of products are available at leading retailers. For more craft inspiration and ideas that stick visit: www.bostik.com/ideasthatstick

 

Recycling is a great way to reduce pollution and protect of our environment. Not only does it save on energy, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps tackle climate change. Bostik’s Recycled Planter project is a fun activity that teaches the idea of recycling and repurposing material to build better environments through planting!

 

Recycled Planter


Materials:

  • Bostik School Glue (Blue)
  • Bostik Kids PVA Glue
  • Bostik Clag Paste
  • Recycled plastic bottle x 1
  • Tissue paper
  • Googly eyes x 2
  • Black paper (for eyelashes)
  • Bottle cap x 1 (for nose)
  • Soil
  • Small plant
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stanley knife
  • Ears (Bostik attached template)

Instructions:

  1. Take a recycled plastic bottle and using a Stanley knife cut off the top. Note: Adult assistance required for this step!
  2. Apply Bostik Clag Paste to the bottle and cover in tissue paper. You may need to apply a couple of layers of paper. Leave to dry.
  3. Cut two small strips of black paper. Use the scissors to create fringing. These are the eyelashes! Use Bostik Kids PVA Glue to secure the lashes, googly eyes and bottle top nose to planter.
  4. Cut out the ears from the template. Use Bostik Clag Paste to cover them in tissue paper. Use Bostik Kids PVA Glue to secure both ears to the planter. Leave to dry.
  5. Paint a red mouth using Bostik School Glue. Leave to dry. Once your planter is dry, add soil and a plant and watch it grow.

Bostik’s range of products are available at leading retailers. For more craft inspiration and ideas that stick visit: www.bostik.com/ideasthatstick

 

GET CREATIVE AND WIN!

Bostik is giving away 3 x $5,000 primary school grants to the most outstanding craft project Australia-wide. Students are encouraged to get creative while learning about the importance of this year’s theme, the environment and recycling. Entries are now open and close on 14 July! More info at bostik.com/australia/smartschools.