Earth Day is coming up soon, so I thought I would share some fun Earth Day Crafts for Kids so you can teach them a little more about “loving our earth” and how important it is to be aware of what is going on around us. My kids love nature, and so when I suggested to my 5-year old that we make a “spring” picture, she got very excited. We used what we had around the house, but you can get many of these supplies at the dollar store (like the tissue paper squares). We used a ripped piece of cardboard for the trunk of the tree, pipe cleaner for the stems of the flowers and we pulled the silk flowers from a couple of bouquets that we bought at the dollar store. I LOVE how it turned out and my other kids all wanted to make one when they got home from school. It took about 30 minutes for me and her to do together. It is a great Earth Day Craft for Kids and great bonding time for you as well.
Here is how we made our picture:
The first thing you will want to do is take a blue crayon and lightly color a blue background on your picture. It is easier if you do it to start with…
Take a piece of cardboard and carefully pull the two pieces apart. Then you will rip off a piece of the exposed (ridged) cardboard for the trunk. I attached this for my daughter using hot glue so it would stay on better and dry quickly.
Use the small 1″ square tissue papers as the tree leaves, grass, sun and apples. It gives the picture a lot of great texture and it is fun to put together. Just put a bunch of small dots of white glue down (you can go over previous layers to stack it up).
Next, you will take a green pipe cleaner (chenille stem) and cut it into 6-7 pieces. These will be the stems of your flowers. Then take the silk flowers and you will want to help your child attach these with hot glue. It stays on better and dries almost instantly.
At this point we realized that we forgot to color the sky blue, so we took a blue crayon and did the best we could. Kenzie then decided that she wanted to have apples on her tree, so we cut a couple squares of the red tissue paper into twelfths and glued them on the tree.
For the grass we took the 1″ tissue paper squares and cut them into fourths and used that along the bottom. We did two or three layers to get a nice texture and the right coverage.
We then found a cat and a butterfly in our crafting supplies so she wanted to add those. We also cut a few pieces of yellow tissue paper in circles and glued them on for the sun.
I really love how this turned out and can’t wait to help her hang it on her wall so we can all enjoy it. We have also found some other fantastic Earth Day Crafts that you will love to make with your kids!
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These are so cute and simple. Totally going to be pinning these for later.
Kids should be involved in activities concerning environmental care. They are the future caretakers of Earth and they should know how to make it a better place for the next generations.
It was fun looking at the process gradually through the pics, and Im amazed with the result. Fantastic craft! You’re so artistic girl.
~one sporty mother
Looks like you are raising quite the “budding” artist! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.) Love these ideas! Especially the bird feeder!
I love your idea! It would be nice to do it with my niece and see how creative she would be. I also love the scavenger hunt, I must plan about it now.
My granddaughter loves to get creative. 🙂 I think you have some great ideas here.
What a good idea and this is so creative I bet my kids would love this craft and the best way to keep them busy.
How creative! I love gathering arts and crafts ideas for when the kids come visit! It’s really nice to watch them have fun while making art.
This awesome. it’s always nice to have crafts ready for the kids especially when there’s a holiday or an occasion. Loving all of these ideas!
Your daughter has a great creative streak in her! I love her art! I also like the idea of making a bird feeder. That would be a nice project for Earth day.
Michelle Gwynn Jones
We’re always talking about craft with kids. The hell with the kids, I’m going to make that picture myself – maybe with more grownup materials. Why should they have all the fun? And the ladybug spoon – perfect for an outdoor tablescape.
Awww. I just love all of these ideas. We are going to have to do some of these over the weekend.
Ana De- Jesus
What a perfect way to celebrate ‘Earth Day’, what better than through a craft. I like that she added little apples to her trees x
Ladies Pass It On
This is such a lovely idea and I will definitely do it with my boys. Love all your other ideas too – the milk jug bird house – how fab!
These crafts are just too cute. I love the lincoln logs bird house. I’m going to have to borrow some of your ideas to help teach the kids about earth day.
I like that milk jug bird house. Thanks for the great earth day activities.
Trisha Lyn Fawver
Fantastic ideas! Love the idea of the scavenger hunt especially. A great way to have fun with some indoor crafts and then get out there & explore!
Such a fun idea! I would love to make this tree with my boys.