Celebrate our lovely planet with these super creative Earth Day crafts for kids! When you’re growing up you don’t think about how important the planet is… it’s just a big playground for crafts and activities with your friends. It can be important to start teaching our kids at a young age how special our home is!
Once you are done teaching them about Earth Day and making mini masterpieces feel free to check out the free printables at the end of the post!
Here are the crafts I found:
Salt Dough Necklace Earth Day Craft
Source: Natural Beach Living
Saving the planet is an important lesson to teach our kids, which is why Earth Day is a great time to make crafts and learn along with them! This salt dough necklace can be a wonderful project through which you’ll teach them all about the ways they can save the planet while having fun. Plus, they’ll end up with something fun they can wear when they’re done!
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Fantastic Earth Day Craft And Activity For Kids
Source: The Inspiration Edit
Let’s dedicate a craft to Earth Day! Teach your kids to care about the world through this great craft! They’ll make a smiling planet Earth with some cardstock, scissors, and a few other basic crafting supplies. You can always switch up the face to any expression you like… Too cute!
DIY Earth Crayons & Play Dough
Source: The Gunny Sack
Combine old broken crayons to make an Earth Day craft! You’ll need a mold as well as blue and green crayons. If you are a teacher, this can be a wonderful craft that you can let your students use or could make a batch to give them as little gifts!
Easy Leaf Printing on Rocks
Source: Projects with Kids
Start teaching your kids the importance of Earth day early on… This super simple leaf-printing craft can be a great way to start without making something that costs a bunch of money! So let the kids pick out their favorite leaves and favorite color to make an easy DIY painted rock!
Cupcake Liner Daisy Craft For Kids
Source: Buggy and Buddy
How to take care of our planet is something that we should all be taught in school. That’s why this Earth Day craft can be a wonderful reminder for your kids. With a free printable template, this craft is simple and CHEAP to make… win, win in my book!
Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft
Source: Darcy and Brian
If you have a stack of tissue or craft paper around the house… it’s time to put it to good use and make an Earth Day craft. While you and your kids enjoy your lovely craft-filled afternoon, you can also talk about what we can all do to save our planet
DIY Leaf Painting Craft For Kids
Source: Hello Wonderful
Gather some leaves and let your kids make powerful masterpieces out of them! This nature-inspired craft can also serve as an educational project too. You can use it to talk about Earth Day and your kids won’t even know that they’re learning. Perfect, right?!
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Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt
Source: I Can Teach My Child
Want to take your kids for a lovely walk in nature for this year’s Earth Day? Make a simple scavenger hunt! Staple a list of things that your kids have to find to a paper bag. Your walks are about to become ten times more exciting!
Butterfly Nature Craft
Source: Crafts on Sea
Looking for a super cheap and easy nature craft to make with the kids? This Earth Day craft is a wonderful way to make your kids curious about how nature works. Take the opportunity to teach them some little ways they can take care of the planet and nature
Make Your Own Globe & Earth Day Ideas
Source: Paging Supermom
We should all educate ourselves on how to save the planet! If you aren’t afraid to let the kids make a bit of a mess… you’re going to love this DIY paper mache globe. I think it would be super fun for the kids to look for places on the globe and use it as a fun learning tool
DIY Earth Day Slime
Source: A Sparkle of Genius
To say that kids all over the world have been obsessed with slime is an understatement, right?! Why don’t you use that obsession to teach your kids about Earth Day this April? Grab that glitter and let’s get down to work!
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Layers of the Earth Preschool Craft
Source: Homeschool Preschool
Are your kids getting curious about how things work out in nature? Earth Day is the perfect time to talk to them about the layers of the Earth through a wonderful craft like this one. It’s a simple science activity that your kids will love. Plus, all you really need is some construction paper and free time!
Magical Pressed Flower Lanterns
Source: Little Pine Learners
Bring nature inside your home when it’s a little cold to be outside. These magical lanterns have flowers on them! You can even take your kids on a walk and let them pick the flowers they want to put on their lanterns. Earth Day has never been this fun!
Egg Head Planting Activity
Source: Play Dough To Plato
Earth Day is coming and we know it’s never too early to teach your kids about plants and preserving our planet. That’s why this egg head planting activity is a fun craft you can enjoy together! You can let your kids decorate their planters and track their plant’s progress day by day. How amazing is that?!
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Upcycled Earth Magnets Earth Day Craft
Source: Moms & Crafters
Can you celebrate Earth Day in a better way than to use old materials and turn them into something better? Grab some simple magnets and turn them into a model of the planet in six simple steps. Your kids will enjoy painting and you’ll enjoy spending time with them!
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
Source: Fireflies and Mud Pies
Taking care of all living creatures has never been more fun! This toilet paper roll bird feeder craft is a wonderful way to teach your kids about the importance of Earth Day and have fun. The craft comes with step-by-step directions and a video tutorial!
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Finger Painted Earth Day Craft for Preschoolers
Source: Crafts on Sea
If your kids love getting messy, then they’ll love this finger-painting craft! You could help them draw the world and then let them add their fingerprints everywhere they want. And, don’t be afraid to get a little messy yourself. To save the Earth, we should all get messy, and not just for Earth Day!
How to Make Leaf Rubbing Art and Leaf Art Printable
Source: 100 Directions
Are you ready to create some nature-themed decor for the house? Check out this leaf art! Creating nature-themed crafts are a great way to learn more about nature and be ready for Earth Day with a cheap little project. Take care of the planet every day!
Handprint Earth Day Craft For Kids
Source: Non-Toy Gifts
Hand-printing crafts are a great way to preserve your kids’ cute age! To make this simple project… start with a paper plate, paint, and a few other craft supplies that you probably have at home. You could even change the painting to a turkey for thanksgiving or a sun to make this one any time of the year!
Nataue Suncatcher Craft For Kids
Source: Coffee Cups & Crayons
Earth Day is all about the little acts we can do to save the planet. Raise awareness about that and teach your kids how they can care about all living creatures with a fun nature-themed suncatcher craft. Not only will you have fun but you’ll also learn a lot!
I hope these crafts help you teach your gets about our planet and fall in love with celebrating Earth Day. I know it is one of my favorite holidays to get outside and enjoy mother nature then come home and craft! Check out and download some of the free printables I’ve been making…
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