Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that started in 1970. It is celebrated around the world to help people focus on encouraging clean living, recycling, and sustainability. It is a fun holiday to study with your children, and there are some fun and easy Earth Day crafts that are perfect to incorporate into that study.
There are many lessons that can come from studying Earth Day with your kids. You can focus on nature and nature studies, learn about recycling, conservation and wildlife protection. You can even do a unit study or science lessons on Ecology. We personally love to read the Lorax and we normally do some type of park clean up!
Recycling is also a fun focus, as there are many upcycled crafts that you can make from recycled items. We also like to learn about nature and incorporate nature crafts.
All of these crafts are pretty simple and don’t take up a lot of time. They are fun to display, and some of them even have a good purpose to them, like giving back to nature.
Easy Earth Day Crafts:
These are super simple and use things you already have around the house.
Pointillism Earth Day Craft for Kids – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Paper Plate Earth Day Craft – Glued to My Crafts Blog
Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft – About a Mom
Torn Paper Earth Craft with free template – Crafts on Sea
Earth Day Windsocks – I Heart Crafty Things
Shaving Cream Planet Earth – No Time for Flashcards
No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Craft – Still Playing School
Earth Day Handprint Craft – Non Toy Gifts
Check out these Hands-On Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day Crafts using recycled materials:
For Earth Day you can teach a mini lesson on the importance of recycling. Have your children go on a hunt in your home for items that they can recycle and use for these crafts.
Upcycled Plastic Sun Catchers – Books and Giggles
Newspaper and Sponge Tree Earth Day Art Project – J Daniels 4 Mom
Make a Recycled Newspaper Earth Day Garland – Kitchen Counter Chronicle
Make a Bird Feeder from a Soda Bottle – Kelly Leigh Creates
Recycled Egg Carton Tree – Glued to My Crafts Blog
Tin Can Bird Feeder – Turning Clock Back
Paint a Paper Bag like a Canvas – Small for Big
Make Earth Day Crayons by using recycled crayons – The Gunny Sack
Recycling Unit Studies and FREE Printables
Resources to Teach Kids About Recycling
We have even more ideas for recycled crafts:
42 Upcycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids
Crafts You Can Make With Cardboard
Earth Day Crafts using nature materials:
I love creating with nature. It is free, uses natural, local materials and just looks beautiful! Nature crafts are great to display in your home, especially in a school room or a sitting area. My older girls enjoy gathering materials and creating with them.
Clay Imprints Using Plants and Flowers – My Bright Ideas Blog
Rock Painted Earth Day Craft – Happy Toddler Play Time
Earth Day Lacing Craft – The Pinterested Parent
DIY Earth Moss Ball – Mother Natured
Earth Day Nature Flower Grass Rub Craft – Montessori from the Heart
How to Make Earth Day themed seed bombs – Little Bins for Little Hands
Nature Crafts Older Kids Will Love
More ways to celebrate Earth Day:
Take a nature walk! Taking a nature walk is a great way to celebrate nature. You can even pick up trash that you find along the way. You may enjoy these FREE Printables for a Nature Walk.
Learn more about the world we live in by studying Ecology. You will love The Ecology Student Notebook to accompany The Ecology Book from Master Books.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!