World Environment Day

Learn about the environment and caring for our planet this World Environment Day. What better way to learn than with craft? Environmental craft ideas and activities just for you.

Leaf Lanterns

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Explore the outdoors and collect some interesting looking leaves from your surrounding environment. Alternatively you could use our Natural Dried Leaves.

  • Step 1Drizzle glue over a sheet of tissue paper and arrange your leaves over the surface.
  • Step 2Drizzle some more glue over your leaves and fold your sheet of tissue paper in half length ways to create a long strip. Place some books over the top to act as a weight and allow to dry.
  • Step 3Wrap your leafy tissue paper around your jar or tealight holder and secure in place with glue. Fold any excess tissue paper under at the base of your jar or tealight holder. Trim any excess at the top of your jar or tealight holder. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Tie a piece of Jute Twine around your jar or tealight holder and secure with a neat bow.
  • Step 5Place a tealight candle in your jar or tealight holder or make your own candle. Take a look at our Candle Making Tips and Techniques for more information.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Product Code: 10364
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36 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)          
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Tissue Paper - White - Pack of 5
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Product Code: 11909
EACH $2.42 (inc GST) $2.20 (ex GST)
12 or more $1.82 (inc GST) $1.65 (ex GST)          
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Jute Twine - Thin - 70 Metres
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Product Code: 14037
EACH $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $6.59 (inc GST) $5.99 (ex GST)          
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Glass Jar - 250ml
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Product Code: 14731
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Glass Tealight Holders - Pack of 6
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Product Code: 14752
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10 or more $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)          
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Glass Mason Jar - 500ml
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Product Code: 16434
EACH $3.85 (inc GST) $3.50 (ex GST)
24 to 47 $3.47 (inc GST) $3.15 (ex GST) 48 or more $2.70 (inc GST) $2.45 (ex GST)
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