Simple Ideas for Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Earth day with cute and simple ideas for Earth Day Crafts for kids. Spread awareness and work on creativity and fine motor skills.

More fun craft ideas for kids: Heart Crafts for Kids, Snowflake Crafts for Kids, and Keepsake Valentine’s Day Crafts.

Benefits of Kids Crafting on Earth Day

Crafting has so many great benefits for kids of all ages. Here are a few reasons why you will want to dive into these twelve Earth inspired crafts.

  1. Hands-on Learning: Earth Day crafts provide children with hands-on learning experiences that engage their senses and stimulate creativity.
  2. Environmental Awareness: Through crafting, kids learn about environmental issues such as recycling, conservation, and sustainability in a fun and interactive way.
  3. Appreciation for Nature: Earth Day crafts often involve using natural materials or creating art inspired by nature, fostering a deeper appreciation for the beauty and importance of the natural world.
  4. Critical Thinking Skills: Crafting encourages children to think creatively and problem-solve as they plan and execute their projects, promoting cognitive development.
  5. Responsibility and Stewardship: By learning about the impact of human actions on the environment, kids develop a sense of responsibility and stewardship towards caring for the Earth.
  6. Family and Community Bonding: Earth Day crafting can be a shared activity for families or communities, promoting bonding and teamwork while working towards a common goal of environmental awareness.
  7. Expression and Communication: Crafting allows children to express themselves artistically and communicate their ideas and feelings about environmental issues through their creations.
  8. Empowerment: Engaging in Earth Day crafts empowers children to make a positive difference in the world by taking small steps towards sustainability and conservation.
  9. Educational Reinforcement: Earth Day crafts complement formal education by reinforcing concepts learned in science, geography, and environmental studies classes.
  10. Long-term Impact: By instilling environmental values and behaviors early on, Earth Day crafts lay the foundation for a lifetime of eco-conscious decision-making and activism.

Craft Supplies You Might Need:

Here is a list of great craft supplies to have on hand when crafting with kids, especially with this list. Many of these items can be used for multiple crafts or multiple kids. You might even have some items on hand already or feel free to substitute what you have if you don’t have time to head to the dollar store or your local craft store.

  • paper plates
  • pom poms
  • glitter
  • glue stick
  • hot glue gun (use with help from parents)
  • puffy paint
  • tissue paper
  • blue paint
  • white paint
  • green paint
  • white paper
  • blue paper
  • green paper
  • paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • brads
  • colored pencils

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

It’s easy to take the Earth for granted. While everyone lives here, people often forget the duty to care for it. Help instill a love for the planet in little ones with these 12 Earth crafts for kids, so that they can learn this important lesson early in life. 

Life with Darcy & Brian
Coffee Filter Earth Craft
Sometimes, you just need a craft that you can quickly get together just so the kids have something to do. Help them learn about the globe with this project, which has different skill levels for different ages.
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Messy Little Monster
Earth Day Black Glue Craft
This Earth Day craft starts things off with a printable, to make setup easy. A little black glue really sets things off, and makes it look amazing.
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The Best Ideas for Kids
Earth Suncatcher Craft
A great way to get kids to focus on the planet is by making a pretty suncatcher like this one. Then it can be hung in a window to continue reminding them for days after the craft is done.
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Simply Full of Delight
Marble Paint Preschool Earth Craft
While Earth crafts are great, sometimes kids can get frustrated when the craft doesn’t come out how they want it to. Enter marble painting, where it’s all about the process, not the final result.
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The Printables Fairy
Earth Day Bookmark Craft
Another great option for Earth-centered activities is the library. Pick up a couple of books about the planet, and print up this printable Earth corner bookmark to help mark the page.
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Little Ladoo
Earth Day Flower Craft
Kids will love making this flower craft. The included Earth Day printable and some cupcake liners are all you need.
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A Little Pinch of Perfect
Earth In Hand Craft
This is a great craft to get kids focused on the planet. The printable planet Earth fits inside their cut-out handprints as a great reminder that we all need to care for the planet.
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Fireflies & Mud Pies
Earth Day Craft
Parents can print up and cut out the template for this next Earth craft. Kids will love coloring in the planet character, and the squiggly arms and legs are sure to be a hit.
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Our Kid Things
Earth Man Craft
Crafts are always fun, but they add a whole new dimension when they are playthings as well. The included printable makes this Earth Man craft easy to manage, and kids will love this fun little friend once he is done.
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Homeschool Preschool
Layers of the Earth Preschool Craft
Kids are always curious about things. This craft plays on that curiosity by helping them explore what the earth is made of. They will love this craft that shows the different layers of the Earth.
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Kids Craft Room
Mosaic Handprint Earth Day Craft
Mosaic crafts are great since even very young kids can usually handle this art form. Add a handprint element to the craft, and the whole family can participate in some way.
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Little Bins for Little Hands
Earth Project Art
This paper Earth ball is such a fun little craft. The template makes producing multiple identical Earths easy, and kids will love coloring them and putting them together.
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Which crafty arts and craft project are you excited to try with your kids or class? I know mine are going to love the sun catchers, and earth man, but they love just about any excuse to get out our craft supplies.

More Earth Day Activities:

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Worksheet: FREE Printable
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Free Printable Earth Day Word Search Activity
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Earth Day Think Fast: Free Printable Game
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Earth Day Word Scramble: Free Printable for Kids
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