Earth Day Crafts For Kids

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Happy Earth Day! We have been crafting up a storm at our house the past few weeks and I was actually thrilled that another holiday was coming up, because I had exhausted all other genres of craft ideas, haha. Some of these Earth Day crafts for kids are easy peasy and others will work best for older kids; there’s something for everyone!

I’m not sure at what age you’re reading this, but if you watched The Magic School Bus when you were a kid, you’ll understand my struggle. In school we watched the Earth Day episode and now as a mom my daughters request the original version of the show over the remake, (both on Netflix) and I have watched the Earth Day episode so many times I could explode! I can hear Tim saying “what Earth Day MEANS to me..” So, unfortunately, as if I hadn’t already had enough Magic School Bus to last a life time, the whole time we were making these crafts, I kept thinking about that stinkin’ episode and some of the phrases they say in it; it was annoying. 😂

This is actually the first time I have ever done anything with my girls for Earth Day. They are getting older, they’re able to understand more, and do more crafting with me. So, this year- we went all out and I’m happy to share what we made with you!

Earth Day Crafts For Kids

1. Earth Man

I love crepe paper crafts & this little guy is just the cutest!

What you need:
-green crepe paper
-blue paint
-paint brush
-paper plate
-green construction paper
-scissors
-glue
-googly eyes
-glitter glue

2. Felt Earth

Start by tracing a circle onto a piece of green and blue felt. On the green felt, trace out the continents on the circle.

Cut out the blue circle and then you can use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut out the green continents. Glue the green felt into place on the blue felt and you’ve got yourself an Earth!

3. Earth Day Garland

What you need:
-Earth color felt pieces
-scissors
-X-Acto knife
-yarn

4. The Whipped Earth

What you need:
-whip cream
-green and blue food coloring
-a plate & something to stir with
-a black marker

Start by putting a few spots of whip cream on the plate, then drop several drops of the food coloring onto each spot of whip cream. Avoid dropping food coloring directly onto the plate; the end result will look better if you put the food coloring on top of the whip cream. Also, if you are using gel food coloring you’ll likely only need 2-3 drops per spot of whip cream, but if you have the liquid kind of food coloring you will need around 7 drops on each spot of whip cream in order for the color to turn out bright enough in the end.

Once you add your food coloring, add more whip cream on the top. Add enough to fill the plate, but don’t over do it, because it will dilute the colors too much. Stir the plate for a couple minutes, then dump the whipped cream. To avoid a streak of color going over the edge of the plate, scoop as much of the cream as you can out of the plate with a fork. Then, wipe the rest of it away with a paper towel.

You end up with a beautiful water color look. Use a marker or letter stickers to add an Earth Day message!

5. Earth Day Sun Catcher

What you need:
-clear tape
-construction paper
-zip loc bag
-X-Acto knife
-crepe paper or tissue paper
-paint brush
-glue
-hole punch
-yarn

Start by cutting a circle shape out of the construction paper, the use the X-Acto knife to make a hole in the middle of the circle like in the picture below. You can use scissors for this; it’s just easier done with an X-Acto knife. You will need to cut out TWO of these circle pieces.

Once this is done, cut a circle out of your zip loc bag and tape it to the construction paper circle that you just cut out. (see picture below)

Circle cut out and zip loc bag taped to it.

Next, brush a thin layer of glue over the zip loc bag. Place small cut up pieces of crepe paper/tissue paper on top of the glue. Then, carefully brush more glue over the top of the paper if needed, like in the picture below.

Place your second circle piece on top of your first circle piece and tape it down.

Use your hole punch to punch a hole in the top and run a piece of yarn through.

6. Yarn Earth

What you need:
-paper plate
-green yarn
-scissor
-glitter glue (optional)
-paint brush
-blue paint

7. Crepe Paper Earth

What you need:
-construction paper or printer paper
-glue
-marker
-something to trace a perfect circle
-blue and green crepe paper or tissue paper

8. Macaroni Earth

What you need:
-zip loc bag
-green food coloring
-elbow noodles
-glue
-paint brush
-blue paint
-paper plate

To dye the macaroni, put it in the zip loc bag with green food coloring and shake until the color has distributed. You will only need 4-5 drops of gel food coloring; use more if you using liquid coloring.

9. Pom Pom Earth

What you need:
-paper plate
-paint brush
-blue paint
-glue
-green pom poms


I hope you enjoyed these Earth Day crafts for kids! If you and your little one(s) do any of these, let me know in the comment below. I’d love to see your masterpieces!

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