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28 Earth Day Activies for Kids and Printable Crafts

Earth Day is every year on April 22 and a fun day to celebrate with activities for kids and bring awareness with these fun Earth Day crafts, recipes, and printables!

What Is Earth Day?

Earth Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of what some consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  It is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

Earth Day Craft

Earth Day Celebration and Activities for Kids

1.  Earth Day Celebration and Activities for Kids -Melt blue and green crayons into earth-colored-heart shapes, blue and green earth-colored cupcakes, read all kinds of “green” themed books, and make shirts.

Earth Day Activies

2.  Terrarium tutorial – Here is a great tutorial on how to make  woodland-themed moss terrariums with pictured instructions.

3.  Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads – These are so fun to make and give and I think they would be a terrific addition to a birthday party goodie bag.

4.  Bottle Cap Candles Tutorial – these tiny candles are a really fun to make and come together quickly. AND you can up-cycle several materials in the process, which makes this a fabulous craft.

5.  Fun Spring (Earth Day) Craft Idea: Upcycled Bird Feeder – Recycle a milk carton and make new feathered friends with this creative nature craft for kids.

Earth Day Activies for Kids

6.  Earth Day Dinner Tablescape – Reusable water bottle to drink from, and an EARTH bouncy ball and the centerpiece was a map she got in her junk mail and REUSED as a decoration.

7.  Plantable Paper for Earth Day – Made from recycled materials, this homemade paper has added seeds so that it can be planted.

8.  Ten Fun Things to Do for Earth Week – A creative list of 10 ways you can celebrate and craft.

9.  Catalog Flower Garland Tutorial – A fun flower made out of a catalog with a pictured tutorial on how to make it.

earth day craft

10.  The Very Hairy Caterpillar – This soddy creature makes a fun first-time gardening project while bringing a little bit of spring into your home.

11.  Garden to Go Tutorial – How to make your own little garden to go kits as a fun party favor or craft activity for kids.

Earth Day Recipes

Earth Day Recipes

12. Earth Day Tasty Treats – Make some tasty treats to Celebrate this special day with an Earth cake, rice crispy treats, and cupcakes.

13.  Recipe: Dirt and worm cups – A yummy way to celebrate the day and eat a mud pie with a worm inside.

14.  Earth Pops – Rice Crispy treat Popsicle.

15.  Earth day cake pops – Make these fun and yummy cake pops into mini-earths.

Earth Day Dinner

16.  Earth Day Dinner with several recipes.  My favorite is the Ocean made with blue jello with Swedish fish and sea creatures.

Free Printables

Earth Day Pledge Printable

17.  Earth Day Pledge Printable – To help you people saving the earth while living your daily life, I know you’re trying as much as I do, even more, maybe, here’s a quick pledge page for you to print.

18.  Earth Day Coloring Pages – Celebrate our planet by coloring these fun coloring pages. There’s an earth, sun, tree, recycle symbol, and a fun birdy connect-the-dot.

19.  Energy Conservation Checklist for Earth Day – Use this conservation checklist as a simple teaching tool to recognize the occasion and teach your children about developing good energy conservation habits.

Earth Day Free Printables

20.  Earth Day DIY Decor Print – An easy way to decorate your home by printing this out and popping it into a frame.

21.  Love Earth Poster {Free Earth Day Printables} – Get this 16×20 poster printed to display in your home.  This specimen art style poster is one that you will want to reuse year after year.

Crafts To Be More Green

Crafts To Be More Green

22.  Earth Day Paint Chip Bookmarks – Blue and green is so pretty together and it reminds me of the Earth as well. Here are bookmarks using Paint swatches from a local home improvement store.

23.  Earth Day Ornaments – A quick and easy activity for kids using thin plastic ornaments made to look like earths if filled with blue, green, an white M&M’s.

27.  Recycled Pop Bottle Animals – An Easter and an earth day craft all rolled into one.  Use round soda plastic bottles to create these darling little chicks.

28.  Repurposed Furniture: Create a Potting Table {DIY} – A slab of stone and a few overturned flowerpots make a table that blends into the garden so well, it almost looks like something you unearthed while turning the soil.

Eco-friendly crafts

26.  Earth Day Recycled Art – With a few other craft supplies, we turned our garbage into art. Who wouldn’t love a bunch of tulips that will never wilt?

24.  How to Make Beautiful Tote Bags {Free Patterns} – Here are 8 beautiful ways to make tote bags that also include free patters.  Whoohoo!  These totes are great for grocery bags, gift ideas, or just for every day use.

25.  Make your own cloth napkins – Here are two versions on how to make cloth napkins, one with  mitered corners and the other with square corners.

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these eco-friendly crafts they are amazing! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}}

If you have a fun tutorial over on your blog, we’d love to see it! Feel free to leave the blog link in the comments or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. Or if you’re looking for a specific theme, let me know! I’ll be happy to find it for you. {{I’ve got your back!}}

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. B Fryman

    Thank you so much for featuring me!!

  2. Lei

    Oh my goodness, I love these ideas!

  3. Kimberly

    Love the printables! And I think the bottle cap candles and Earth Day crayons are going to the top of the craft list.

  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    This post is chock full of such fabulous ideas! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Amy W.

    i just got started on a creating a craft blog if you are ever looking for some fun craft ideas you can check it out.

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