Fun and Easy Earth Day Crafts

April 13, 2021

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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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.

Fun and Easy Earth Day Crafts text with an image of a little girl holding a globe made out of playdough

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 Kids123 Homeschool 4 Me

Paper Plate Earth Day CraftGlued to My Crafts Blog

Coffee Filter Planet Earth CraftAbout a Mom

Torn Paper Earth Craft with free templateCrafts on Sea

Earth Day WindsocksI Heart Crafty Things

Shaving Cream Planet EarthNo Time for Flashcards

No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth CraftStill Playing School

Earth Day Handprint CraftNon Toy Gifts

Check out these Hands-On Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 

Hands-On Ways to Celebrate Earth Day text with an image of children holding a lightbulb with a plant growing inside

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 CatchersBooks and Giggles

Newspaper and Sponge Tree Earth Day Art ProjectJ Daniels 4 Mom

Make a Recycled Newspaper Earth Day GarlandKitchen Counter Chronicle

Make a Bird Feeder from a Soda BottleKelly Leigh Creates

Recycled Egg Carton TreeGlued to My Crafts Blog

Tin Can Bird FeederTurning Clock Back

Paint a Paper Bag like a CanvasSmall for Big

Make Earth Day Crayons by using recycled crayonsThe Gunny Sack

Recycling Unit Studies and FREE Printables 

Resources to Teach Kids About Recycling

Resources for Learning About Recycling text with image background of a girl smiling and standing in front of organized boxes to use for recycling

We have even more ideas for recycled crafts:

70 Recycled Crafts for Kids

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42 Upcycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids

Crafts You Can Make With Cardboard

Tin Can Crafts for Kids

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 FlowersMy Bright Ideas Blog

Rock Painted Earth Day CraftHappy Toddler Play Time

Earth Day Lacing CraftThe Pinterested Parent 

DIY Earth Moss BallMother Natured

Earth Day Nature Flower Grass Rub CraftMontessori from the Heart

How to Make Earth Day themed seed bombsLittle Bins for Little Hands

Nature Crafts Older Kids Will Love

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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.

Fun and Easy Earth Day Crafts text with an image of a little girl holding a ball of playdough to look like planet earth

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