Especially my youngest son Aaron. He's the resident artist. You could buy him crayons, tablets, paints, anything artsy, during every shopping trip and he'd be perfectly happy.
Well for Earth Day, after having made recycled paper with their Bill Nye kit, he decided he wanted to make it for his class. Then we read you could add flower seeds into it!
So that's what we did. They simply have to plant the biodegradable paper, keep it moist, and watch it grow!
We printed out a cute quote from "The Lorax" with planting instructions and put it all in a ziplock bag. He will hand it out on Earth Day!
You can easily make recycled paper. Just Google "easy paper making" or something similar. You really don't need much.
And it's a cheap craft!
Essentially you need:
Paper [newspaper, tissue paper, construction paper, copy paper]
food coloring [optional]