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30 Fun and Creative Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Unique ways to teach them to be more Earth-conscious.

earth day crafts for kids
Simple Everyday Mom/ The House That Lars Built

Every year on April 22, people around the world gather to celebrate and appreciate our planet for Earth Day! The movement started in 1970, as many became aware of the growing environmental issues, including air and water pollution. The day typically includes fun and engaging Earth-conscious activities to help you and your little ones learn how to make a positive environmental impact. While there are some easy things you can do to make a difference — think changing the light bulbs in your home to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and using eco-friendly products — partaking in our Earth Day crafts for kids can keep the change going for generations to come.

This roundup includes easy and creative Earth Day craft ideas your kids can make at home on their own. While some may require more adult supervision and help — like painting a rainbow clutch and making a textured globe — all of these crafts are great ways to keep your kids informed on how their choices can impact the world. So grab your materials (recycled ones included) and get to crafting with your kids!

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1 Mosaic Earth
earth day crafts for kids mosaic earth
Crafts by Amanda

For a lesson on waste, this adorable mosaic earth can be made out of construction paper or recycled magazines.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda »

2 Earth Day Books
earth day crafts for kids earth day books
Happiness is Homemade

After making these Earth-shaped books, encourage your kids to write some ways to help the planet and different communities.

Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade »

3 Tissue Paper Earth
earth day crafts for kids tissue paper earth
Sunshine Whispers

This tissue paper earth is easy to make and only requires blue tissue paper, green construction paper (or cardstock), a paper plate, Elmer’s Glue and a printable map template.

Get the tutorial at Sunshine Whispers »

4 Watercolor Terrarium Pillow
earth day crafts for kids watercolor terrarium pillow
Flamingo Toes

Teach your kids how to paint and appreciate Mother Nature by having them DIY a watercolor terrarium pillow. It'll make a great display for the living room couch or their bedroom (and a reminder of the Earth Day activities).

Get the tutorial at Flamingo Toes »

5 Pressed Flowers
earth day crafts for kids pressed flowers
Lily Ardor

For this craft, let your kids gather those wilted flowers around the house to create a framed piece of art to hang in your home. It's a simple way to teach them the beauty of nature.

Get the tutorial at Lily Ardor »

6 Recycled Cardboard Sun
earth day crafts for kids recycled cardboard sun
The House That Lars Built

Collect some cardboard boxes (those delivery boxes included) and transform them into a large sun or little ones to scatter around the house.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

7 Craft Stick Flower Pots
earth day crafts for kids craft stick flower pots
Typically Simple

These flower pots make for a colorful spring project and gift for a loved one. The only materials you'll need are colored craft sticks, rubber bands, clean tin cans, ribbon, as well as soil and flowers.

Get the tutorial at Typically Simple »

SHOP CRAFT STICKS

8 Bird Bookends
earth day crafts for kids bird bookends
Design Improvised

Earth is home to millions of living things — birds included. Have your kids join in on making bird bookends to store their favorite novels or journals.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »

9 Terrarium With Recycled Cups
earth day crafts for kids terranium
Horizon Group USA

Your children will love arranging their own terrarium. This one is made out of paper and a plastic cup — easy and perfect for them to watch their seeds grow.

Get the tutorial at Craft Project Ideas »

10 Lorax Plant Pot
earth day crafts for kids lorax plant pot
See Vanessa Craft

The Lorax is a fun animated movie that teaches the importance of respecting the environment and living creatures. After watching the movie on Earth Day, invite your kids to make a Lorax plant pot to grow their own flowers.

Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft »

SHOP PLANT POT

11 Textured Globe
earth day crafts for kids textured globe
Crafts by Amanda

This textured globe is great for kids and adults alike! After they create their own, it can be displayed in their room for their friends to see.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda »

12 Earth Day Slime
earth day crafts for kids slime
A Sparkle of Genius

What kid doesn't love slime, especially in bright blue and green colors? Give your kids an Earth Day lesson, while helping them make their own slime to play with.

Get the tutorial at A Sparkle of Genius »

13 Handprint Earth Design
earth day crafts for kids handprint earth
Simple Everyday Mom

Trace your kid's handprint on green cardstock to show just how much they are connected to the Earth.

Get the tutorial at Simple Every Day Mom »

SHOP GREEN CARDSTOCK

14 Recycled Plantable Seed Paper
earth day crafts for kids recycled plantable seed paper
Happiness is Homemade

Do your kids love shredding paper? Use those pieces at home to make recycled paper and turn them into Earth Day cards to gift to loved ones.

Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade »

15 Rainbow Clutch
earth day crafts for kids rainbow clutch
Club Crafted

Rainbows are beautiful and eye-catching. Have your little one DIY their own rainbow clutch. You can purchase a clutch to paint or make one using a round woven placemat.

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

SHOP PLACEMAT

16 Floral Pop-Up Card
earth day crafts for kids pop up card
A Beautiful Mess

Pop-up cards are fun to make, especially when you have extra hands to help you! These floral pop-up cards are the perfect craft for spring and an easy way to celebrate the Earth's beauty.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess »

17 Snowstorm in a Jar
earth day crafts for kids snowstorm in a jar
The Soccer Mom Blog

This craft is especially great if you live in warmer environments. Teach your children about the weather by having them make a snowstorm in a jar. You'll need a mason jar, water, baby oil, acrylic craft paint and Alka-Seltzer tablets.

Get the tutorial at The Soccer Mom Blog »

SHOP MASON JAR

18 Planet Paper Plate
earth day crafts for kids planet paper plate
The Simple Parent

Only a few materials are needed to make this planet paper plate. Younger kids will enjoy painting the Earth's colors onto the plate and displaying it in their room.

Get the tutorial at The Simple Parent »

19 Fabric Flowers
earth day crafts for kids fabric flowers
It All Started With Paint

These flowers are made from blue, white and red fabric — making an eye-catching display on your table or mantel. Have your kids join in on the crafting fun by helping you cut and wrap the fabric around the cardboard. Earth Day colors can be used to be more on-theme.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint »

20 Paper Plate Aquarium Porthole
earth day crafts for kids paper plate aquarium porthole
Horizon Group USA

The ocean covers a large portion of the Earth, making it a great talking point for Earth Day! Your kids can create their own aquarium porthole for a lesson about the ocean and its animals.

Get the tutorial at Craft Project Ideas »

21 Flower Cuff Bracelet
earth day crafts for kids floral cuff bracelet
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Help your kids make their own adorable flower cuff bracelet to wear or gift to others on Earth Day!

Get the tutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom »

22 Paper Plate Sunshine
earth day crafts for kids paper plate sunshine
Sunshine Whispers

Kids will love this sunshine craft. Only a few materials, like paper plates and yellow food coloring, to make this googly-eyed sun.

Get the tutorial at Sunshine Whispers »

SHOP GOOGLY EYES

23 Faux Greenery Spring Wreath
earth day crafts for kids faux greenery wreath
Alice and Lois

Celebrate Earth Day and the beauty of spring with a faux greenery wreath. Have your kids choose their favorite flowers and faux plants to turn a basic wreath into a striking display.

Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois »

24 Floral Painted Globe
earth day crafts for kids floral painted globe
Flamingo Toes

Purchase a globe (mini or large) and transform it into a floral masterpiece. Bright blue paint and floral patterns are all it takes.

Get the tutorial at Flamingo Toes »

SHOP MINI VINTAGE GLOBE

25 Earth Suncatcher
earth day crafts for kids suncatcher
The Best Ideas for Kids

Help your children make this eye-catching suncatcher with recycled materials, such as flat plastic and tissue paper from gifts.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids »

26 Paper Flowers
earth day crafts for kids paper flowers
Mike Garten

These paper flowers are a colorful and gorgeous craft your kids are sure to enjoy. Make your own by folding cupcake liners in half and cutting out petal and fringe shapes (use blue and green for Earth Day colors). Fold a piece of floral wire in half and twist it around faux flower stamens. Poke the wire through the center of three to four paper liners before wrapping floral tape around the base of the liners. Once you're done wrapping it down the "stem," you're done!

SHOP CUPCAKE LINERS

27 Mandrake
earth day crafts for kids mandrake
See Vanessa Craft

Is your kid a Harry Potter fan? If so, have them DIY a mandrake using Air-Dry Clay.

Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft »

SHOP TERRA COTTA AIR-DRY CLAY

28 E is for Earth Craft
earth day crafts for kids e is for earth
The Simple Parent

This Earth Day craft only requires a few materials: white paper, blue and green markers, and a pencil. Kids can draw a box letter "E" then add squiggly lines to represent the ocean and land.

Get the tutorial at The Simple Parent »

29 Felt Flower Mobile
earth day crafts for kids felt flower mobile
A Beautiful Mess

Have your kids help you make a felt flower mobile to hang over their sibling's crib or anywhere else in your home that could use some personality. This is a great craft to teach them how to sew and use their creativity to design their own flowers and leaves from the felt sheets.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess »

SHOP FELT SHEETS

30 Yogurt Cup Zoo Animals
earth day crafts for kids yogurt zoo animal cups
Horizon Group USA

If your children are zoo lovers, bring the animals to your home! Let them choose their favorites to make out of empty yogurt cups. You can give them a lesson about each animal as you craft!

Get the tutorial at Craft Project Ideas »

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