28 Fun & Easy Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Earth Day is a special time to reflect on our planet’s beauty and the steps we can take to preserve it. What better way to instill a sense of responsibility and love for the Earth in our children than through creative and educational Earth Day crafts?

These crafts offer a hands-on approach to learning about environmental conservation, recycling, and the importance of caring for our world. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or guardian, helping kids create these projects it is sure to be a rewarding experience filled with fun, learning, and meaningful conversations about our planet.

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Starting with simple, eco-friendly materials you might already have around the house—like recycled paper, cardboard, and plastic items—you and your little ones can embark on a crafting adventure that celebrates Earth Day.

From creating colorful paper mache globes to planting seedlings in homemade biodegradable pots, there’s no shortage of ways to get creative while emphasizing the importance of sustainability.

Younger kids might enjoy simpler projects like coloring Earth-themed pictures or assembling a collage from natural materials, while older kids can tackle more complex activities such as DIY bird feeders or upcycled fashion projects. The key is to choose Earth Day crafts that not only entertain but also educate and inspire a deeper connection with the environment.

Incorporating these crafts into your Earth Day celebrations is the perfect way to talk about why we celebrate this day and how each of us can make a difference in protecting our planet.

Discussing topics like recycling, the impact of pollution, and the importance of biodiversity can make the crafts even more impactful. Encourage your children to think creatively about how they can reuse materials and reduce waste not just in their crafts, but in their daily lives.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into these Earth Day crafts, ready to explore, learn, and make a positive impact on our planet. Together, through these engaging activities, we can foster a generation that’s mindful of their environmental footprint and motivated to care for our Earth every day, not just on Earth Day.

If you are looking for more Earth Day fun, be sure to Grab this fun Earth Day Bingo game and our Weather Cards to learn even more about our planet!

Supplies Needed To Make Earth Day Crafts

For Earth Day crafts, focusing on eco-friendly and sustainable supplies aligns with the day we are celebrating and teaches our kids about the importance of recycling and preserving our planet’s resources. Here are some great supplies to have on hand:

  1. Recycled Paper – Old newspapers, magazines, and scrap paper are perfect for papier-mâché projects, collage making, and creating homemade greeting cards or bookmarks.
  2. Cardboard – Collect boxes, egg cartons, and toilet paper rolls for building and painting projects. These can be transformed into planters, animals, and eco-friendly toys.
  3. Natural Materials – Leaves, flowers, twigs, and stones collected from nature walks can be used in a variety of crafts, from making nature mandalas to decorating picture frames.
  4. Biodegradable Pots – Small biodegradable pots are perfect for starting a seed planting project. If you don’t have these, consider making your own from toilet paper rolls or egg cartons.
  5. Seeds – A selection of flower, herb, or vegetable seeds encourages gardening activities that teach children about the growth process and importance of plants.
  6. Reusable Decorations – Fabric scraps, wool, and buttons are great for adding details to crafts. These materials can be reused from old clothing or bedding.
  7. Non-toxic Paints and Glue – Eco-friendly, water-based paints and glue are safer for the environment and children. Look for products with natural ingredients.
  8. Solar-Powered Lights – For projects that involve illumination, such as making lanterns or garden lights, use solar-powered lights to emphasize renewable energy.
  9. Recycled Containers – Yogurt containers, glass jars, and tin cans can be cleaned and repurposed into planting pots, storage containers, or candle holders.

Having these supplies ready encourages creativity while teaching kids the value of recycling and repurposing materials. Earth Day crafts made from these items not only minimize waste but also serve as a practical lesson in sustainability.

Easy and Fun Earth Day Crafts

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Free Earth Day Hat Printable by Simply Full Of Delight
Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art by Fox Farm Home 
Simple Earth Day Mosaic Craft For Kids by The Gingerbread House
Handprint Earth Day Art Project Kids by Nontoy Gifts

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I Can Help The Earth By Worksheet Craft Activity by Crafts by Ria
Earth Day Craft Preschool by Crafts on Sea
Earth Day Paper Plate Craft For Kids by Finding Myself Young
Earth Day Crafts Preschoolers by Natural Beach Living

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Earth Day Paper Plate Craft by Natural Beach Living
Earth Day Coloring Pages For Kids and Adults by Two Kids and A Coupon 
Planet Earth Cross Stitch Pattern by Craft With Cart Wright
Earth Craft by In The Bag Kids Crafts

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Earth Day Dot Maker Pages by Two Pink Peonies 
Recycling Activity For Preschoolers by Two Pink Peonies 
3D Earth Craft Kids Earth Day Crafts by Nontoy Gifts
Recycled Jar Pencil Holder Earth Day Craft by In The Playroom

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DIY Flower Press by Lovely Indeed 
Egg Carton Rainbow Craft For Kids by Lovely Indeed 
Chromatography Earth Day Crafts by Steam Powered Family
Earth In Hand Earth Day Craft For Kids by A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Cookie Sheet Activities by Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Earth Day Fizzy Science Activity For Kids by Laughing Kids Learn 
Hand’s On Geography by Tinas Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Earth Day Beaded Friendship Bracelet Craft by Kitchen Counter Chronicle

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Earth Day Necklace by Kitchen Counter Chronicle 
Earth Day Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars by Kitchen Counter Chronicle 
Earth Day Headband Printable by The Crazy Outdoor Mama 
Handprint Earth Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

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