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Earth Day Craft for Kids

Monday is Earth Day and to celebrate we have this easy craft that even the smallest member of your family can do.

What you need:

  1. Twigs, leaves, grass, bark, pine cones or whatever piece of nature that is on the ground. (We don’t suggest pulling things off tress or picking flowers.)
  2. Non-toxic finger paint
  3. Construction paper
  4. Scissors (adult use only)
  5. Non-toxic glue
  6. Paper plate

What to do:

  1. Go on a nature walk with your child & collect fallen leaves, grass, twigs, dandelion flowers, etc.
  2. Talk about how we are all responsible for loving our earth and taking care of it.
  3. Take your paper plate and help your child draw some continents on it.
  4. Use the things you collected on your nature walk as mediums to paint on your earth plate. You can see one of our continents was painted by a twig. That didn’t work so well, but our Kolcraft kid who did it learned about different surfaces while painting. *
  5. Trace your child’s hands, cut them out & write on them “Your child’s name loves Mother Earth” and glue them on the bottom of the plate.
  6. Hang in your window & enjoy.

*You can also glue the elements you collected to the plate.

Posted April 17, 2013

by MichelleH


11 Responses

  1. erum shaukat says:

    great craft!

  2. Miranda Welle says:

    I love this idea! So easy and neat. Something I can use for all 4 of our kids.

  3. Cassie M says:

    Very easy and so fun! Will definitely be trying this!

  4. Heather Abbe says:

    This is adorable, thanks for sharing it!

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  5. says:

    I like this idea ! Thanks

  6. Linda says:

    Earth day activities are so much fun! This would be great for the kids I work with

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    Cute idea! I think my daughter would enjoy this.

  8. Kathy R says:

    Looks like a great activity to do with my little one!

  9. What a cute idea! I’ll be storing this one away for the future!

  10. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love Earth Day, week, month, year! I’m a childcare provider and we celebrate Earth Day for a week with nature related crafts & picking up trash in our neighborhood. I love this idea, thanks.

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