10 Earth Day Crafts and Activities

Earth Day is a great time to teach your kids a little bit about science, or a little bit about art, or a little bit about both. Whether you want to focus on recycling, repurposing or just appreciating how beautiful our planet is, here are a few crafts and activities for kids to celebrate the earth:


seed bombsDIY Seed Bombs
Fave Crafts

Make the Earth a little prettier this Earth Day with a splash of wildflowers.
These brightly colored seed bombs are easy to make, go out and toss them in that neglected spot in your backyard and see if they grow!


Start a Compost
Kid World Citizen

Reduce trash and put those banana peels and apple cores to work.
Starting a compost is easy to do and a great way to make use of those kitchen scraps.

Earth Day Crafts and Activities for kids
Paper Bead Jewelry
The Idea Room

Recycle old magazines and catalogues to make beautiful beaded jewelry!

tin can wind chime

Tin Can Wind Chimes
A Girl and A Glue Gun

Add a little color in your yard and repurpose old cans with a tin can wind chime.

Stained Glass Planet Earth
Mom on Time Out

Earth is a beautiful planet.  Hang this homemade stained “glass” planet in the window.

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Paper Mache Globes
Housing A Forest

These beautiful Earth Day globes are a bit messy but a totally worth while project for older kids.


Suncatchers from Nature
Hands on as we grow

Spring is a perfect time to collect green leaves and pretty petals, gather up what’s around you and make these beautiful sun catchers.

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Rotisserie Chicken Container Greenhouse
Apartment Therapy

Why didn’t we think of this?  Start some seeds in an old rotisserie chicken container!  The lid creates a greenhouse effect and keeps seeds moist so you can watch them grow.

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Start a Container Garden

Your yard doesn’t have to be big and your container doesn’t have to be fancy.

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DIY Garden Markers
Skip to my Lou

Don’t forget to mark your plants! Make these DIY garden markers so you don’t mix up your thyme with your oregano.

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