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Creative Earth Day Crafts and Projects For Students of All Ages

Fun Earth Day Crafts Ideas and Projects for Kids in Kindergarten through Highschool!

We celebrate Earth Day every year in our homeschool. One year we planted a salsa garden, another we painted a beautiful watercolor earth, we have done a ton of hiking, when we have been rained out we have taken virtual tours of national parks, and we have made adorable upcycled butterflies and strung them into a garland for our homeschool room. This year I have searched the internet for earth day crafts and projects that we can all use in our classrooms so that our kids have time to celebrate this earth we all call home.

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Earth Day Crafts and Projects For Younger Students

Jessica from The Forked Spoon delivers a two-for-one Earth Day Craft Project with her DIY Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots and Painted Stone Garden Markers!

This Earth Paper Craft from Simple Everyday Mom delivers a super cute paper earth craft. All you need is some construction paper, a few pipe cleaners, scissors, glue, and tape and the free earth template.

Free Printable Earth Day Hat For Kids: Also from Simple Everyday Mom – these I Love Earth headbands are simple and cute. Some markers or crayons, blank paper, scissors, and some tape are all you need for this fun Earth Day craft.

This Happy Earth Day Hat from Mom Brite is also super cute and includes the recycle symbol!

This Paper Plate Flower Craft from Craftsy Hacks is so cute and you probably already have everything you need to make it!

This Paper Plate Earth Craft from The Inspiration Edit is also very cute. I love watercolor!

This Fish Craft also from Craftsy Hacks is so adorable! We have some of those giant google eyes and I couldn’t help but imagine how cute those would be on these fish!

Pom Poms are fun! This earth pom pom craft from The Gingerbread House is fun and adorable!

This collection of Printable Earth Day Worksheets from Literacy Learn includes seven pages of Earth Day fun!

If you are looking for something really simple check out this free printable Earth Day coloring page from Green Oklahoma!

These DIY Rock Fridge Magnets from Sustain My Craft Habit are possibly the perfect Earth Day craft for kids of every age. Even kids too little to manage super glue would still enjoy going out to find the perfect rocks for this project. They could also take part in cleaning them up. But kids and even teens would all enjoy making these and how cute would they be on your fridge right now? Seriously!


Earth Day Crafts and Projects For Older Students

Could these Bird Bookmarks from Craftsy Hacks be any cuter? We do not think so! I have already selected my felt for this fun Earth Day Craft!

As a lifelong wanna-be painter short one beret, I love this Paint Pour Earth Day Project from Brooke at The Fervent Momma! So much fun!

These DIY Seed Bombs from Hess Un-Academy are a great idea! T and I learned how to make these at a local Bee Event last year. They are easy to make, do a lot of good, and make a perfect Earth Day Project. Just be sure to only use native seeds.

These beautiful upcycled butterflies from yours truly are made out of used magazines! Beautiful!

Plant a salsa garden! T and I did this and we ended up with peppers and tomatoes all through the summer.

This Homemade Suet For Birds from Confessions of An Overworked Mom is great for those of you in colder regions. Learn how to create this suet and give local birds the boost they need to get through to warmer weather.

This Upcycled DIY Succulent Project from Pink Fortitude is really cute and actually quite simple. You will need a small container to upcycle, mod podge, an old brush, twine, dirt, small pebbles, and a few small succulents of your choice.

These Garden Art Dish Flowers from Needle Pointers are the perfect Earth Day craft for your high schoolers. Not only are you upcycling old plates but the yard art you can create makes for a lasting project!

This Recycled T-Shirt Tote Bag also from Needle Pointers is a great Earth Day project as well. (This one does require a sewing machine).

I hope you have found an earth day craft or project that you love! If you need more inspiration, I have a whole Pinterest board loaded with Earth Day inspiration. For curriculum resources and lesson plans check out this post – Earth Day Resources For Your Classroom.

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

—John Ruskin.

How do you celebrate Earth Day? We would love to hear all about it! Please share in the comments section below. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Gwen

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