27 Earth Day Activities 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!

Earth Day Craft

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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

TSJ Photography shares her Earth Day Celebration and Activities for Kids that include melting 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.

Create your own one-of-a-kind Mr. Recycle Head Man by Delia Creates using recycled products.  Items you’ll need include tin cans, felt scraps and scrap paper.  I just adore the wheat grass hair!

Made from recycled materials, this Plantable Paper Earth by Modern Parents Messy Kids has added seeds to the paper so that it can be planted.

These tiny Bottle Cap Candles by Craftaholics Anonymous 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.

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 for an Earth Day Dinner Tablescape by Secrets of a Super Mommy.

Seed balls, or seed bombs by Wonder Wren, a little earthen truffle, are perfect treats for anyone who appreciates a beautiful flower.

Earth Day Crafts

Kids will love being scientists for a day and making their own batch of Earth Day Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands . Only 3 ingredients required, Elmer’s glue, liquid starch and food coloring.

Here is a great tutorial on how to make potted Hairy Friends by About Family Crafts with pictured instructions.

Recycle a milk carton and make new feathered friends with this creative Upcycled Bird Feeder by Going Green with Noah nature craft for kids.

Here is a great tutorial on how to make woodland-themed moss moss terrariums by Makezine with pictured instructions.

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

How to make your own little Garden to Go Kits by Makezine as a fun party favor or craft activity for kids.

Earth Day Recipes

Earth Day Recipes

Show your love of mother earth with these festive Earth Day Cupcakes. Bird on a Cake share with you the technique to make the adorable heart in the middle.

A generic cookie mix was dyed blue and green then the colors were rolled together to make the earth pattern on these cool Earth Day Cookies by Tammilee Tips.

Show your love of mother earth with this festive Earth Day Cake by Hungry Happenings with a surprise inside, rock candy.

Make these fun and yummy cake pops into mini Earth’s cake pops by Vanilla & Lace.

A great way to recycle lollipop sticks is to make Earth Lollipop Cookies by The Decorated Cookie.

Show your love of mother earth with these festiveEarth Day Cupcakes . Pint Sized Baker shares with you how she recycled her baking goods and recycled the heart shaped cookies on top.  Not to worry, these “recycled” food items were leftover batter from a cake.  {{wink}}

Free Printables

Free Printables

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 Earth Day Pledge by Babalisme for you to print.

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

Get this 16×20 poster printed to display in your home.  This specimen art style Love Earth Poster by Nothing but Country is one that you will want to reuse year after year.

Crafts To Be More Green

Crafts To Be More Green

A quick and easy activity for kids using thin plastic ornaments made to look like Earth’s by Nothing but Country if filled with blue, green, an white M&M’s.

A slab of stone and a few overturned flowerpots make a Repurposed Potting Table by Martha Stewart that blends into the garden so well, it almost looks like something you unearthed while turning the soil.

Create dimensional Tree Art by Glued to My Crafts from empty egg cartons and paint.  I’ll bet you have some egg cartons leftover from Easter eggs.  {{wink}}

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

Turn an old t-shirt into a reusable shopping, grocery or toy bag in no time with this easy & quick no sew tote bag tutorial by the Seaman Mom.

Here are two versions on how to make cloth napkins by Skip to My Lou, one with mitered corners and the other with square corners.

27 Earth Day Activities for Kids and Printable Crafts


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Earth Day Craft
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