40 Easy Earth Day Crafts for Kids

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Handprint Craft

hand earth craft
ABC’s of Literacy

Not only will this adorable craft help little ones practice fine motor skills, but it’ll teach them the world is in their hands. Start with construction paper and kid-friendly scissors, plus watercolor paints for the earth.

Get the tutorial at ABC’s of Literacy »

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Pine Cone Wreath

pinecone wreath decor
Brian Woodcock for Country Living

Celebrate the beauty of nature by turning pine cones into home decor! Let kids gather a few dozen pine cones, then coat the tips with acrylic paint, plus sprinkle a few with gold and copper glitter for dimension. Once the pinecones are dry, wrap an 18″ length of floral wire around the base of each pine cone and then secure them to a wreath form.

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Mr. Earth Plushie

earth day stuffed toy
The Craft Train

Kids will love carrying around this friendly Earth stuffed toy — and you don’t need to be an experienced sewer to give it a try. Added bonus: You can use your felt scraps as the stuffing!

Get the tutorial at The Craft Train »

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Earth Day Flowers

earth day flowers
ABC’s of Literacy

Made from construction paper, paper straws and cupcake liners, these adorable Earth Day flowers are fun for students of all ages. There’s a printable Earth template for the flower’s center, so kids can practice tracing.

Get the tutorial at ABC’s of Literacy »

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Watercolor Terrarium Pillow

earth day crafts watercolor terrarium pillow on the couch
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 »

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Swirled Stamped Earth

earth day crafts, hand holding a pink balloon with paint on it
I Heart Arts N’ Crafts
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Bird Bookends

earth day crafts, bird bookends with books in the center
Design Improvised
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Pressed Flowers

earth day crafts, boy holding pressed flowers art
Lily Ardor

For this craft, let your kids gather 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 »

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Craft Stick Flower Pots

earth day crafts, craft stick flower pots with flowers inside
Typically Simple
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Pebble Art

earth day crafts framed pebble art on the table
Crafts by Amanda

For this unique project, collecting the materials is half the fun! Once you’ve gathered an assortment of pebbles, a picture frame, white card stock and a twig, sketch out your idea. Then use Krazy Glue to attach the pebbles to the card stock.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda »

SHOP KRAZY GLUE

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Earth Day Garland

earth day crafts, diy garland card stock human and earth shapes
Hello Wonderful

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Floral Pop-Up Card

earth day crafts, pop up card with yellow paper flowers
A Beautiful Mess

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

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess »

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Tissue Paper Earth

earth day craft, earth made of tissue paper
Sunshine Whispers
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Unicorn Planters

earth day crafts, unicorn designed planters on the ground with succulents inside
Hello Wonderful

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Faux Greenery Spring Wreath

earth day crafts, faux greenery wreath hanging on the white wall
Alice and Lois

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

Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois »

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Floral Painted Globe

earth day crafts, floral painted globe on the table next to a small white vase of flowers
Flamingo Toes
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Milk Carton Birdhouse

earth day crafts milk carton birdhouse on the fence
Happiness is Homemade

Blogger Heidi and her young sons created these bird feeders out of recycled milk and juice cartons. First, she spray-painted the cartons white to hide the package covering, then let her kids decorate the cartons with tissue paper squares.

Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade »

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Earth Day Slime

earth day crafts, green and blue slime mushed together
A Sparkle of Genius
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Mosaic Earth

earth day crafts, mosaic earth made of green, white, blue and orange paper
Crafts by Amanda

 

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