25+ Best Cute & Easy Earth Day Crafts For Kids

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Here are some of my favorite Earth Day crafts for kids.

These earth day activities are a great way to honor Earth Day and celebrate our beautiful planet with kids of all ages.

Earth Day crafts for kids

Earth Day Crafts For Kids

As Earth day approaches quickly I wanted to share some unique earth day crafts with you all. The simple earth day crafts I collected below are a great way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. 

These fun earth day crafts use recycled materials or natural materials and are an easy way to discuss the Earth Day concept with younger kids while you craft. From toilet paper rolls to milk carton crafts and plastic water bottles I’ve collected engaging activities kids will love making for Earth Day.

You can also pair these easy earth day crafts with our free printable Earth day activities like I Spy Earth Day, Earth Day word search, scavenger hunt, bingo and color by number.

25+ Earth Day Crafts For Kids

To get step-by-step details for any of these Earth Day crafts for kids visit the blogger who created it. Links to the craft tutorials are included in each description. Happy crafting!

DIY Earth Day Crown

earth day crafts for kids

This simple Earth day headband craft is a fun activity for preschool and kindergarten students. Download the printable earth template and give children crayons or markers so they can color their headband in their own unique way. Such a fun and low fuss Earth Day craft for young kids. Click here to download the Earth Day headband template now.  

Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

earth day crafts for kids

I just love this simple paper plate earth day craft for kids. It’s truly the perfect craft for young children with little hands. Using very basic supplies like a paper plate, acrylic paint, glue and construction paper younger and older kids will have so much fun creating this easy craft. (Craft and tutorial from The Simple Parent)

Egg Carton Earth Day Craft

earth day crafts for kids

This Earth Day art project is extra special because it uses recycled egg cartons to create foliage on each tree branch. Such a fun idea that children of all ages will enjoy. (Egg carton tree craft from Glued To My Crafts Blog)

Earth Day Handprint Craft

Earth Day crafts for kids
handprint Earth day crafts for kids

What an adorable craft idea to celebrate mother nature on Earth Day. This simple and easy hand print craft is such a fun way to celebrate Earth day! (Earth day craft idea from Fox Farm Home)

​Newspaper Planet Earth

earth day crafts for kids
recycled Earth day crafts for kids

Here’s another simple earth day projects you can make at home with recycled craft supplies like old newspapers and paper scraps.  The best part? You can source what you need from your recycling bin. (Newspaper Earth Day craft from In The Bag Kids Crafts)

Coffee Filter Earth Day Craft

Earth Day crafts for kids
coffee filter earth day craft for kids

This really simple mother earth craft comes together using coffee filters, some markers and small spray bottle of water. Kids will have a great time watching the colors of their coffee filters blend together.  (Coffee filter Earth crafts from Darcy & Brian)

Shaving Cream Earth Craft

Earth day crafts for kids

I love creative earth day crafts and this Earth Day craft is a great opportunity to do some art and science at the same time. Shaving cream, glue and food coloring are combined to create a a puffy paint that little kids will really enjoy using. (Earth day craft from Mama of Minis)

Earth Day Sun Catchers

Earth day crafts for kids

These upcycled Earth Day sun catchers are so much fun to make and display. Made with plastic you source from your recycling bin like berry containers or plastic bottles these sun catchers are a neat way to highlight how important it is to take better care of our planet. (Earth day suncatcher craft from Books & Giggles)

Construction Paper Earth Day Craft

Earth day crafts for kids

Aren’t these Earth paper crafts adorable? I just love art projects that use basic kids craft supplies in creative ways. Construction paper, pipe cleaners, glue and tape are used to make this great earth day activity. (Paper Earth Day craft from Simple Everyday Mom)

Salt Dough Earth Day Craft

Earth day crafts for kids
Salt dough earth day crafts for kids

This salt dough craft is one of my favorite Earth Day crafts for kids. Easy activities made with salt dough are a favorite in our home. So, I knew I had to add this easy craft to the list! So cute and so easy. This one is going to be part of our annual celebration this year. (Salt dough earth craft from Little Bins For Little Hands)

Earth Day Bookmark

Earth day crafts for kids

This DIY corner bookmark is absolutely adorable! All you need is a black marker, glue stick and colored paper to create this fun Earth day craft! (Corner book mark craft from Red Ted Art)

Recycled Jar Pencil Holder

Earth day crafts for kids

There’s no easier or better way to use an empty glass jar so start saving them now! Mod podge and a little blue tissue paper transform a simple glass jar into a cute pencil holder in a few simple steps. (Pencil jar craft from In The Playroom)

Seed Bombs

Earth day crafts for kids
Earth day crafts for kids

This clever seed bomb craft is so much fun to make and gift to friends and family. This neat little idea uses silicone molds to create seed bombs containing seeds you can use to grow flowers in your own backyard. So cute and one of the most creative Earth Day crafts for kids we’ve come across. (Seed bomb craft from One Little Project)

DIY Bird Feeders

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Pine cone Earth Day crafts for kids

We love making our own homemade bird feeder! This DIY bird feeder is made with pine cones you can find in your backyard, peanut butter and bird seed. The finished product is one of the best ways to attract a variety of birds to your backyard. (Bird feeder tutorial from Preschool Inspirations)

​Bottle Cap Wind Chime Craft

Earth Day Crafts for kids

Save your bottle caps to make this adorable wind chime craft you can hang in your backyard. To make your wind chime more colorful you can paint them with spray paint or acrylic paint first.  (Bottle cap wind chime craft from Frogs and Tails and Puppy Dog Tails)

Rubber Band Earth Craft

Earth day crafts for kids

This creative rubber band craft is a great choice for older kids with a higher skill level and better fine motor skills. Blue and green elastic bands are wrapped tightly around to create a planet earth. This one does take a little patience so plan to help younger kiddos as they work on building their planet earth. (Rubber band craft from Play Teach Repeat

Earth Day Toilet Paper Binoculars

Earth day crafts for kids
Toilet paper roll Earth day crafts for kids

If you love toilet paper roll crafts then this one is Earth Day craft is a must! Blue paint and green paint are used to paint toilet paper rolls and transform them into an adorable set of earth day binoculars perfect for a curious toddler who wants to explore the outside. If stapling the binoculars makes you nervous you can use a hot glue gun to hold the tubes together! (Toilet paper roll binoculars from Kitchen Counter Chronicles)

Earth Day Play Doh

Earth day crafts for kids

Play-doh is always a big hit in our home. So, I’m constantly making batches of our best ever homemade play-doh. Using blue and green food coloring you can create Earth day themed play-doh for some awesome hands on sensory play. (Play-Doh mat from Raising Veggie Lovers)

Plastic Bag Pom Poms

Earth Day crafts for kids

Don’t recycle your plastic bags. Instead, transform them into colorful pom poms! So much fun to make these colorful pom poms are a great way to decorate your space. (Pom Pom tutorial from Creative Jewish Mom)

Earth Day Flower Garden

Earth day crafts for kids

Earth Day crafts for kids that use recycled materials are some of my favorite. This fun DIY flower garden is made with old magazines and newspaper clippings. The options are endless making this a great Earth Day activity to boost creativity and let a child’s imagination run wild. (Flower garden craft from We Are Teachers)

Torn Paper Bee Craft

The next craft to make our list of best Earth day crafts for kids comes from my daughters favorite crafting TV show called TVOkids. This torn paper bee is simple to make and comes together using torn pieces of black and white construction paper and muffin liner wings. So cute and such a nice craft idea to celebrate the great pollinators of the world on Earth day. (Paper Bee craft from TVOkids)

Cupcake Liner Daisy

cupcake liner Earth day crafts for kids
cupcake liner Earth day crafts for kids

This adorable Earth day craft is very easy to make so it’s a great choice for kids of all ages including young crafters in preschool and kindergarten. Simple supplies like construction paper and cupcake liners come together to create these cute flowers. (Cupcake liner daisy tutorial from Buggy and Buddy)

Upcycled Metal Can Planters

Earth day crafts for kids
Upcycled Earth day crafts for kids

Fish those empty metal cans out of your recycling bin and transform them into these adorable and fun planters. Another of my favorite Earth day crafts for kids, I love that this involves teaching kids about growing plants in addition to the environment. Such a fun and clever idea. (Metal can planter craft from Project Kid)

Plastic Bottle Fairy House

Earth Day crafts for kids
recycled bottle Earth day crafts for kids

Projects that upcycle things that would otherwise be recycled are some of my favorite Earth Day crafts for kids. This adorable fairy house uses an old plastic bottle to create a fairy house with battery operated lights. Isn’t this just the cutest idea? Kids are going to love making this upcycled craft for Earth day. (Plastic bottle fairy house tutorial from Crafts by Amanda)

Butterfly Nature Craft

Earth day crafts for kids

Nature crafts are so much fun because they are sensory and creative making them extra fun. This lovely butterfly nature craft requires kids find leaves and flower outdoors before creating a beautiful butterfly in honor of Earth day. So cute and so much fun! (Nature butterfly Earth day craft from Crafts on The Sea)

Whether you’re celebrating your child’s first earth day or it’s an annual tradition in your home, here are some more Earth day activities that are both fun and work on good stuff like fine motor skills and creativity. Enjoy!

Earth Day Bingo – a great game idea for classroom parties, youth groups or scout meetings.

I Spy Earth Day – work on visual discrimination skills while sorting and counting all the Earth Day themed items.

Earth Day Word Search – perfect for early finishers or kids who need a little brain break, this Earth Day word search is a great choice for elementary aged children.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
– a fun way to get kids outside and moving. Go on a neighborhood walk or head to the park to see how many of the Earth day themed items you can find.

Earth Day Color By Number  – print on regular white paper and let kids have fun coloring these Earth Day themed color by number worksheets.

🌎Happy Earth Day!🌎

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