40 Amazing Earth Day Craft Ideas For Kids & Adults

DIY ‘Bee Happy’ Wreath

For those who share a passion for bees, creating a happy bee wreath is an accessible DIY project that requires minimal materials readily available at home. A simple yet charming way to pay homage to these tiny creatures is by adding some stylish ribbons to embellish the bees, flowers, and foliage in your wreath.

DIY Safari Binoculars

Craft a unique pair of binoculars with an eco-friendly twist by upcycling materials from around the house. Start by gathering various animal-printed papers that catch your eye, which will serve as the decorative element for this DIY project. To give these funky binoculars their shape and structure, look to any readily available waste material – be it cardboard tubes, old fabric scraps, or even discarded plastic containers. With a bit of creativity and some basic crafting know-how, you’ll be able to combine these materials in a way that’s both functional and visually striking.

Marbled Art


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Imagine gazing upon a stunning work of art that was effortlessly created using shaving cream. With just a few simple materials, you can recreate this mesmerizing marble painting. To get started, gather an aluminum pan, cardstock paper, a rubber spatula, a toothbrush, and a plastic tablecloth.

Earth Day Cookies

To celebrate Earth Day in a sweet way, I’m excited to share this delightful recipe with you! At Pretty Petunias, we’re all about making a difference, and what better way to do so than by baking some eco-friendly treats that just happen to resemble our lovely planet. These Earth-inspired cookies are a breeze to make and require minimal external ingredients, making them the perfect homemade delight.

Recycled Tin Can Ladybug Plant Holder with Hand Print Wings

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day in a creative way! For a fun and eco-friendly activity, try making a tin can ladybug using recycled materials. With just a few simple supplies like acrylic paints, white cardstock, pipe cleaners, and a pom-pom, you’ll be creating in no time. This tutorial is perfect for kids and adults alike, and makes for a great way to get the whole family involved in your Earth Day celebrations.

Coffee Filter Earth Paintings


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Building on the creative momentum from the paper towel Earth paintings, we’re now exploring another easy and fun project: coffee filter Earth paintings. With just a few simple materials at hand, you can quickly create stunning designs by painting and then saturating coffee filters.

Puffy Paint Earth Day Craft


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In a collaborative effort with Happy Hooligans, this creative project is an excellent way to engage kids of all ages in a fun and educational activity. To get started, gather just three essential materials: a paper plate, puffy paints, and paintbrushes. Once the painting process is complete, it’s time to let the creativity shine by allowing the masterpiece to ‘cook’ in the microwave for a short period.

Stripped Slime

In a fun and creative tutorial by Really, Are You Serious?, you can experiment with this slime recipe using any type of slime mixture. The example featured combines blue and green hues to represent the Earth’s landscape. What sets this project apart is its use of Elmer’s Washable color glue for added vibrancy, rather than traditional coloring methods like food colorings, markers, or dyes.

3D Earth Day Craft


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Crafting a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, as envisioned by Non-Toy Gifts, serves as a poignant reminder to instill in children the importance of nurturing a sense of responsibility towards the planet’s well-being. This creative endeavour sends a powerful message that the pursuit of prosperity and sustainability should be a perpetual concern for all.

Earth Pom Pom


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Create a charming Pom Pom Earth with The Gingerbread House’s tutorial. To replicate this project, you’ll require a pair of scissors, a pompom maker, and a variety of blues and greens wool yarns. With these simple materials, you’re sure to have a delightful time crafting these adorable and petite pom pom earths.

Earth Day Daisy

Buggy and Buddy have crafted a stunning visual representation of Earth Day, utilizing creative materials to bring the theme to life. Specifically, they’ve designed a beautiful arrangement featuring daisies constructed from cupcake liners, allowing for a unique approach to expressing environmental awareness. For added flair, one can opt to paint or color inside the liners, substituting artistic expression with pom poms or colorful buttons if preferred.

Turn an Empty K Cup

Transforming a humble K-cup into a vibrant symbol of environmental awareness is a simple yet creative endeavor that requires only the most basic materials. By combining empty K-cups, paintbrushes, and a palette of red, green, and blue acrylic colors, you can craft a striking visual representation of Earth Day in mere moments.

Pop Up Book


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The Craft Train presents an engaging image-based tutorial, where children can explore creativity while learning valuable lessons about the Earth and its preservation. This project is particularly exciting as it not only fosters artistic expression but also sparks curiosity and a sense of responsibility towards our planet. The process becomes even more accessible with printable templates available for use.

Recycled Plastic Squid Craft

Get ready to join The Craft Train for an eco-friendly adventure! Our plastic squid craft project is not only a creative outlet but also a sustainable way to celebrate Earth Day. To make this masterpiece, you’ll need some recyclable materials: paper cups, string, paint, paper straws, wooden beads, googly eyes, and plastic bottle tops. With these supplies, we’ll transform them into an adorable squid that’s sure to delight both kids and adults alike.

DIY Earth Day Recycled Crayons

Discover the joy of crafting unique Earth Day crayons through a simple and engaging DIY process. To get started, gather a selection of blue, green, and white crayons that will serve as the foundation for your new creations. Feel free to experiment with various mold shapes to give your crayons a personal touch.

16. Button Globe

To create this unique craft, you’ll require an abundance of buttons to cover a full sphere. While uniformity isn’t crucial, having a mix of shapes and sizes can add visual interest. Once the buttons are in place, feel free to get creative with paint and give them a personalized touch.

17. Earth Day Windsocks

Get creative with the latest eco-friendly craft from iHeart Crafty Things! For this Earth Day-inspired DIY project, you’ll need a range of materials including blue and green cardstock, clothespins, pom-poms, crepe paper in shades of green and blue, acrylic paint in a matching hue, scissors, stapler, and glue stick. Let your creativity shine as you bring the earthy vibes to life with this fun and easy tutorial.

18. Simple Earth Suncatcher


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For this Earth Day-inspired project, we’re building upon our previous tutorial with an added touch of sparkle. This glittery suncatcher idea requires a few simple materials: a plastic lid, adhesive glue, blue and green glitter, ribbon, a plate for assembling, and a hole punching machine to create a decorative detail.

19. Earth Crayons and Play Dough


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On Earth’s Day, celebrate the planet with a creative twist – a vibrant, melted crayon-filled gunny sack art project! To get started, gather your supplies: vibrant crayons that will soon melt into colorful goo and sturdy gunny sacks to contain the masterpiece-in-the-making. With these simple yet striking elements, you’ll be well on your way to creating an eye-catching display that’s as eco-friendly as it is artistic.

Earth Day Bookmark Corner Design

Create charming Earth-themed bookmarks with ease using minimal materials, courtesy of Red Ted Art. This DIY project requires only a brief foray into origami before assembling the finished product.

Garden Markers

For Earth Day, consider creating a unique and vibrant wall hanging that also doubles as a creative addition to your garden. To make this project, you’ll need a combination of everyday items and some basic crafting tools. These essentials include can lids, pliers, a drill and drill bit, silver jewelry wire, a clear stamp box, a paper or plastic plate, and a paintbrush. By repurposing these common materials, you can create a colorful piece that not only adds visual interest to your outdoor space but also serves as a meaningful tribute to the Earth.

Paper Mache Light-Up Globes

A cost-effective crafting endeavor, courtesy of Housing A Forest, involves creating decorative paper mache globes. The best part? They’re remarkably affordable to produce. By incorporating lights into these handmade spheres, you can add an extra layer of radiance and make them truly shine. While the process may require some elbow grease, the end result is a unique and captivating decoration well worth the effort.

Wine Cork Succulent Planter Magnet

The Decorated Cookie’s latest creative endeavor is a delightful addition to the Earth Day celebration. Upcycling wine corks into succulent planter magnets is an innovative and easy project that requires only a few basic materials: wine corks, a drill, wrench, craft paint, paintbrushes, magnets, soil, glue, and succulent plants. With these simple steps, you can transform waste into a charming decorative piece that’s perfect for your home or as a thoughtful gift.

Earth Day Craft with Writing Prompt


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Create an eco-friendly masterpiece with your little ones on Earth Day! This fun craft combines the power of coffee filters and paint to create a unique piece of art that doubles as a learning experience. By painting their own designs onto the filters, kids can express themselves while learning about the importance of conservation and sustainability. To take it to the next level, have them add a personal message or phrase that reflects what they’ve learned about our planet. This activity is a great way to get your mini-me’s excited about giving back to the Earth and taking care of its precious resources.

Earth Day Handprint & Photo Keepsake

By Teach Me Mommy, I’ve come up with an innovative idea that lets you preserve your children’s handprints using salt dough. Not only is it a fun activity to bond with your kids, but the end result can be a beautiful showpiece for future generations. To make things more engaging, we can substitute the traditional salt dough with air-drying clay in calming colors like blue and green. This unique approach not only adds a pop of color but also allows you to create a stunning keepsake that captures your child’s tiny hands at a specific moment.

DIY Cardboard Sunflower

For an engaging Earth Day activity that kids will love, try creating a unique cardboard masterpiece with Salvage Sister & Mister. This project’s versatility allows for endless decoration possibilities. To get started, gather the following materials: cardboard, scissors, a hot glue gun, and yellow paint. As you craft your creation, let your imagination run wild and watch as your child’s creativity flourishes.

Earth Day Necklace with Salt Dough


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This tutorial by Little Bins for Little Hands presents another engaging activity that lets kids create their own unique necklaces using a mixture of salt, bleached flour, and warm water. With minimal effort, they can craft beautiful ornaments that will surely be treasured. The process is simple and easy to follow, making it an excellent way to encourage creativity and self-expression in children.

Pointillism Earth Day Craft for Kids

Discover a creative way to bring the world to life with this easy and fun DIY project! Using q-tips, you can create a stunning, colorful rendition of our planet Earth. All you need is a template of the Earth and some vibrant watercolors. With just a few simple strokes, you’ll be able to transform the template into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art that’s sure to delight. This unique craft idea is perfect for kids and adults alike, offering a fun and educational way to learn about our amazing planet.

Earth Day Handprint Flower Craft

Create a vibrant and eco-friendly Earth Day celebration with this charming handprint flower craft, perfect for preschoolers. By printing out images of flowers and trees, then adding some colorful paint, you can turn your little ones’ creativity into a beautiful and meaningful keepsake.

Happy Earth Sewing Craft

The Craft Train’s latest tutorial is not only creative but also eco-friendly, utilizing sustainable materials to create a unique piece. This earthy craft project requires minimal supplies, including a printable template, a needle, a needle threader, and some basic embroidery floss. With these simple yet essential tools, you’ll be well on your way to crafting a beautiful piece that not only showcases your creativity but also reduces waste.

Lorax Earth Day Slime


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In the creative realm, Little Bins for Little Hands has crafted another engaging activity – Lorax-themed slime! This unique substance, neither solid nor liquid, exhibits non-Newtonian properties, defying classification as it exists in a state between the two. To bring this project to life, you’ll need one essential component: liquid starch.

Paper Plate Earth Craft


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In just a few minutes, kids can create a stunning paper plate Earth on their own – no adult supervision required! To get started, they’ll need a paper plate, paint colors, pom poms, scissors, glue, yarn, and a clothespin. And with that, our collection of innovative Earth Day crafts comes to a close. We’re confident that you and your little ones will have a blast making these projects, which not only showcase your creativity but also teach valuable lessons about the importance of conservation and protecting our planet.

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