Earth Day Crafts for Kids

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

Earth Day is one of those underappreciated holidays that Kids Activities Blog and other websites want to change! The Earth is important and so is taking care of it and celebrating it, and teaching our kids how to do the same.

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Earth Day Crafts

We have a special fun craft for you this Earth day as well as a few other awesome Earth Day craft ideas that your kids will have a great time doing.

Doing Earth crafts is important, because it gives us as parents an opening to talk about how we should take care of our planet. Mother Earth is where we all live and she needs our help to thrive! 

So, 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!

This easy craft is a simple project that little hands can do as can kids of all ages. 

Supplies Needed For This Fun Earth Day Craft

How To Put Together This Earth Day Project:

  1. The first thing we did was to paint the ocean blue with watercolors for both Earth Day coloring pages.  
  2. Once it was dry, we used a paint brush to cover all the land with a generous layer of white glue.
  3. The next step is to gently drop the collected dirt over the newly glued areas.Making an Earth day project using paper, paint, glue, and real dirt!
  4. Once the glue had time to dry, we shook off the excess dirt {outside} and were left with earth-covered continents!
  5. We cut out each circle map and then traced it on a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin.
  6. 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.

Earth day art that looks like the world, the ocean is blue, and land masses are covered with dirt.

Want More Earth Day Activities?

Looking another fun way or two to teach your child about our beautiful planet? Here are more easy Earth Day projects to help kids celebrate!

Earth Day Suncatcher

Look how lovely this Earth Day suncatcher is! There is blue for the water, green for the Earth, and my favorite, glitter! It’s so lovely and really shines in the sun. Earth day sun catchers are such a great way to not only celebrate, but bring color into your home! via No Time For Flash Cards

Craft Train For Preschoolers

What better way to celebrate Earth than recycling? This craft train for preschoolers is simple to make as all you need is: toilet paper rolls, bottle caps, string, clue, and colorful tape and crayons! This is one of my favorite toilet paper roll crafts. via Make And Take

Cinch T-Shirts Bags

Upcycle clothes to avoid them landing in the landfill! Use old t-shirts to make these super cute cinch t-shirts bags. These are perfect for school, sleep overs, or even a long car ride as they can carry all your stuff! via Patchwork Possee

How To Make Paper Mache

Paper mache is a great way to recycle paper and magazines! This great Earth day activity shoes you how to make paper mache and how to make beautifully recycled pots. via Childhood 101

Free Earth Day Graphics

Be sure to stop by our Earth Day printable placemats. These free earth day graphics show the importance of taking care of the Earth, can be printed on the back of used paper, and can be laminated for multiple use!

More Earth Day Activities

35+ activities to do to celebrate earth day

Looking for Earth day activities for kids? Here are 35+ awesome Earth day activities that your entire family will love doing. These are all our favorite Earth day craft together in one place! From nature crafts to printable worksheets and recipes, there is a little bit of everything for everyone! 

Get colorful with these Earth Day coloring pages. Help your child learn the importance of taking care of Earth for generations to come. This Earth day coloring page set comes with 6 different coloring sheets.

What better way to celebrate than with these cute earth snacks and sweets? These Earth Day recipes are sure to be a hit! These recipes are a simple way to celebrate, plus they are lots of fun to make not to mention, they are tasty Earth projects most people will enjoy.

Going green doesn’t just mean recycling! Taking care of your body is also important and these green dishes can help! This is the perfect time to teach your little one how important healthy foods are, but how important sustainable resources are. 

Looking for more ways to celebrate Earth day? We have other fun Earth day crafts and projects for preschoolers and older kids alike! 

Which one of these Earth day art projects do you plan to do? Share your fun project below in the comments!


  1. Thanks for this! I am printing ours now!

  2. Love this idea of using “earth for an Earth Day craft. Too cute!

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