13 Earth-mazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
April 19, 2021 3 min read

Earth Day has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. We love this small and special holiday, and sharing it with our favorite children. If you're looking for some fun and simple Earth Day crafts for kids, look no further!

From toddlers to preschoolers, grade schoolers and beyond, there are so many engaging Earth Day art and craft ideas on Pinterest. Round up your recyclables and get ready to create for Earth Day!

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

DIY Seed Bombs for Earth Day - Planting seeds is a great kick-off to warmer weather, and seed bombs are a fun way to get the planting party started. Seed bombs also make wonderful Mother's Day gifts!

Balloon Stamping Earth Day Craft - We love finding activities that different age groups can do together and this balloon printing craft fits the bill. With an Earth Day twist, you and your kiddos can create your own Earth paintings.

Stained Glass Earth Suncatchers - These Earth suncatchers are a simple craft for kids that's perfect for Earth Day celebrations (and for fine motor skill building, too!).

Earth Day Daisy Craft - Celebrate Earth Day with these sweet cupcake liner daisies, showcasing Mother Earth herself right in the center. Darling, and so simple to make!

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders - Earth Day gives you the perfect opportunity to use all those toilet paper rolls you've been stashing. Even your 'non-crafty' kids will enjoy this project once they see birds flying into your space and nibbling on the bird feeders they craft!

Earth Day Lava Lamp Science Experiment - This science activity is easy to set up but awesomely excellent Earth Day fun for kids of all ages! Explore liquid density and chemical reactions as you create an Earth-themed lava lamp.

Earth Day Slime - Yep, kids still love slime! Your children will love making this Earth Day slime. Slime is fun to make and even more fun to play with! An Earth-themed slime project provides you with a wonderful way to talk about Earth Day with your kiddos. 

Earth Day Collage - Magazine clippings go fabulous for Earth Day this year. You'll love how this craft turns out! Get the whole family in on creating one big collage, or let each kid do one themselves.

Earth Day DIY Crayons - Learn how to make DIY Earth Day recycled crayons! This fantastic Earth Day craft is marvelous for kids and is a perfect activity for teaching the importance of Earth Day.

Earth Day Handprint & Photo Keepsake - A stupendous salt dough keepsake for Earth Day!

Recycled Tin Can Planters - This is a terrifically fun and inexpensive project for all ages! Family and friends will love seeing your silly planters.

Bottle Cap Garden Flowers - This would also be cute for a Mother's Day craft. Learn how to make bottle cap flowers! Bottle caps become art!

Recycled Newspaper Earth Day Garland - Pull out the art supplies, and make this easy recycled newspaper Earth Day garland with the kids. A wonderful, upcycled Earth Day craft for the family.

Earth Day provides us with a wonderful opportunity to talk to our kids about the environment, and things we can do as a family to be more environmentally friendly. Here are a few more activities the whole family can enjoy together:

  1. Plant a Tree - Whether in your own yard or through a tree planting project, this is a perfect Earth Day activity.
  2. Clean Up Your Neighborhood
  3. Go on a Nature Walk
  4. Build a Birdhouse
  5. Plant a Pollinator Garden
  6. Attend a Virtual Earth Day Event - Visit earthday.org for event listings!
  7. Grow Your Own Butterflies
  8. Have a Car-Free Day
  9. Make Crafts with Recycled Materials!

Follow us on Pinterest for more ways to make play a part of your family's day! Happy Earth Day!

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