You’re going to love these unique Earth Day crafts and activities perfect for kids! Get a combination of recycled ideas as well as Earth themed projects. There are activities on this list for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age kids.
Earth Day is less than a week away, and kids might be getting antsy. Not because it’s Earth Day, but because we’re nearing the end of the school year! Children are getting bored with learning.
BUT they need to snap-to for just a little longer, because Earth Day is important! The first one was held April 22nd, 1970, more than one billion world citizens participated in some way.
These crafts and activities are a great way to get the conversation about Earth started with the littles! There are over 35 Earth Day crafts on this list for you to pick from, and they are appropriate for a variety of ages.
These crafts fall in one of the following two categories:
- Earth or nature themed (likely blue or green)
- Made of recycled materials
Actually I’m wrong. There’s an option c) the craft meet both those criteria! Anyway, I know you’ll find something on the list you love.
So Happy Earth Day, enjoy these activities, and let me know what you try in the comments! I’d love to hear how you celebrate the day in your home. Happy crafting!
Earth Day Crafts
You're going to love these Earth Day projects great for kids! There are activities on this list perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age children.
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
Learn how to make the cutest DIY binoculars with toilet paper rolls! This is a fun summer craft for kids of all ages.
How to Make a Paper Mache Planet Earth
The DIY paper mache planet earth is made with recycled newspaper and can be used for a fun geography craft, art project, or even a pinata. You can make almost any sphere-shaped project of your liking!
DIY Earth Day Crayons
This blue and green crayon (with a printable!) is a simple Earth Day activity for kids that can help you use up old crayons. This easy idea is great for schools or at home!
These Giant DIY Greeting Cards Are Easy to Make!
Make these cute and easy GIANT DIY greeting cards out of recycled cardboard! These are the large cousins of your typical grocery store cards, and fun for kids.
Earth Day Seed Bombs
I've never made seed bombs before, so I had no idea how easy these were! These are a fun gift to make as party favors for a spring celebration. Keep your paper scraps during the year to use for these!
Stained Glass Planet Earth
Grab some tissue paper in blue and green and keep the kids busy with this simple project! The results are beautiful suncatchers that kid will love seeing in the window.
DIY Egg Carton Flower Crown
Egg cartons make awesome flowers! Use them to create the most beautiful crowns to wear during spring.
Earth Day Handprint and Photo Keepsake
Learn how to make a lovely keepsake using salt dough. This is fun to try around Earth Day with the kids, plus you can put a photo in the heart too.
Cute Cat Bookmarks From Old Paint Chips
Instead of using random scraps of paper, whip up these super colorful and cute feline themed cat bookmarks out of paint chips!
Plastic Carton Necklaces
Can you believe this recycled craft uses egg cartons? These necklaces are easy to make, fun to wear, and contain a bit of chemistry too! This is the PERFECT Earth Day STEAM idea.
Cupcake Liner Daisies
Celebrate spring with this adorable daisy craft using cupcake liners. These sweet Earth Day daisies are a great reminder of how important it is to take care of our planet. The post includes free printable inserts for the center of your flower.
DIY Key Wind Chime
With little more than a handful of old keys, a piece of driftwood, string, and paint, you and your kids can create this DIY key wind chime. It's easy and looks great hanging outside a window.
Make this adorable Earth Day craft out of construction paper, or use recycled magazines to really get the message across!
Grass Crowns for Earth Day
Do you have some paper bags in your collection? Maybe some paper packing from an online purchase? Use either one to make these cool crowns, perfect for celebrating the planet.
Earth Day Coffee Filter Craft
Celebrate Earth Day and any day with this simple coffee filter art project. A fun hands-on activity for preschoolers and older.
EASY Egg Carton Art on Canvas (for Kids)
If you need an easy kids’ craft idea with great results, this egg carton art is fun and sure to please. This recycled canvas art can be customized for any holiday or decor!
Earth Day Slime (Striped Slime)
Get a recipe for fun green and blue striped slime! This is absolutely perfect for Earth Day or to celebrate spring and summer.
Earth Day Necklace with Salt Dough
Learn how to make a salt dough Earth necklace. This cool DIY jewelry is a creative way to show your love for our planet!
Recycled Newspaper Garland
Celebrate Earth Day and make a recycled newspaper garland. This is a creative decoration to make with kids or for the classroom.
Cardboard Yarn Art
If you are looking for a fun decor project to do in an hour, this yarn art is it. Make yarn wall art out of any word using cardboard!
Upcycled Plastic Suncatchers
This craft for kids uses plastic from your recycling bin! Trace the free template for a craft that embodies the spirit of the day.
Planet Earth Pom Poms
It's so easy to make these cute pom poms inspired by the planet Earth! This is a quick and easy craft for preschoolers, kindergartners, or elementary kids. Work those fine motor skills!
Turn Wine Corks Into Stamps
Instead of purchasing stamps at the store, save a couple of bucks and make your own from wine corks. It’s VERY easy.
Bubble Wrap Printed Earth Craft
This bubble wrap painting craft is perfect for Earth Day or if you are looking at the solar system and space with your kids!
Happy Earth vs. Sad Earth
This happy vs sad paper plate Earth craft is a simple educational craft to do with kids for spring. You will need two paper plates and some paint.
Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder
Get birds to flock around your garden when making this adorable plastic bottle bird feeder! Great way to upcycle and have fun with your kids.
Paper Plate Earth Day Hands
This is a fun craft to celebrate our place in this world! This project idea is perfect to explain to children how they can make a difference.
Shaving Cream Painting Craft
Celebrate Earth Day with this fun shaving cream painting craft! It's a bit messy but tons of fun.
Foam Tray Embroidery
Embroidery on recycled styrofoam trays is so much fun, and I'm already envisioning a whole series of mini embroidered pictures. This is a great way to introduce the art of sewing to young kids.
Handprint Earth Day Art Project
This art project is so fun for kids! It's a fun classroom craft for toddlers and preschoolers, and you can hang it on the wall afterwards.
Torn Paper Earth Craft
Grab some scrap paper and make this torn paper Earth Day craft using the free template. Perfect for fine motor skills!
Clay Imprints with Plants and Flowers
Looking for a natural and easy craft for Earth Day? All you need is a few plants or flowers and some clay. Roll the imprint of the spring flowers into the clay for beautiful impressions.
Earth Day Art with Puffy Paint
This is such a fun activity especially for the really littles! You'll get an Earth template that you can paint on with homemade puffy paint.
What to Do with a Used Altoids Tin
Interested in Altoids tin crafts? There are a lot of ideas out there for how to upcycle them, but this DIY is the easiest. You’ll just need a little bit of paint and washi tape.
Recycled Materials Flower Craft
This simple and colorful recycled materials flower craft is a great way for kids to celebrate Earth Day by turning discarded items into art.
Black Cat Can Pencil Containers
Make these cute duct tape cats with used cans! They’re black and spooky but you can use any tape colors you like for this idea. It’s very easy and fun to make for any age.
Spring Flower Paint Chip Bookmarks
It’s so easy to make these paint chip bookmarks that look like spring tulips. Kids will love this craft, and if you have old paint chips . . . it’s free!
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