Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22 this year and we are excited to share Earth Day crafts for kids!

In fact, we are doubly excited because we are joining some of our favorite bloggers in this Earth Day for Kids extravaganza!

We are joining forces with No Time for Flashcards, Kids Stuff World, Make and Takes, Patchwork Posse and Childhood 101 to bring you not just one, but 6 fun Earth Day Kids Craft Ideas!

So, here is our contribution to this event {and then look below for where to find the other creative ideas}!

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Earth Day Craft

This year I thought it would be fun to take the word “earth” literal with our crafting activity for kids.  I sent my youngest out to the yard with a cup with instructions to bring back dirt.

It was the perfect mission for an 8 year old boy!

But let’s start at the beginning just in case you want to play along…

Earth Day Coloring Pages

We started with this simple Earth Day coloring page set for kids that has both “sides” of the world in large graphic map lines.

Click to download and print:  Earth Day Coloring Page for Kids

Earth Day Coloring Pages for Kids from Kids Activities Blog

The simple shapes in this Earth Day printable are perfect for what we are about to create!

Make Earth Day Crafts

The first thing we did was to paint the ocean blue with watercolors for both Earth Day coloring pages.  Once it was dry, we used a paint brush to cover all the land with a generous layer of white glue.

The next step is to gently drop the collected dirt over the newly glued areas.

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Once the glue had time to dry, we shook off the excess dirt {outside} and were left with earth-covered continents!

We cut out each circle map and then traced it on a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin.

The next step was to glue each side of the map on each side of the cardboard, hot glue a ribbon edge and add a ribbon hanger.

Rhett wanted to make sure that his Earth Day craft would be hanging in HIS room.

Finished Earth Day Craft - Kids Activities Blog

 

Be sure to stop by our Earth Day printable placemats, Earth Day coloring pages as well as our friends who are also hosting some fun Earth Day crafts for kids.

Earth Day Kids Crafts Blog Hop

Earth Day Kids Craft Blog Hop

Earth Day Suncatcher

Found Things Collage

Recycled Paper Tube Train

Earth Day Pal Backpack

Fun with Paper Mache

Go!  Visit all those fun ideas!  Really!

Earth Day Kids Craft Blogs

 



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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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