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Earth Day Paper Plate Craft [Free Template]

Are you looking for a simple and quick project for the kids to do for Earth Day?

Look no further! This Earth Day paper plate craft is perfect!

When your kids make this project, they get to paint, cut and glue all in one.

It’s an easy Earth Day craft for kids that can be made at home or in the classroom. Tape it to the window or bulletin board to proudly display.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read our directions below to see how to make this craft. Also, be sure to download the free template to easily recreate it with your kids.

Paper Plate Earth

paper plate Earth craft image collage with the words paper plate Earth craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Earth template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding heart shaped paper plate Earth craft template

Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of blue paint and let it dry completely before moving on.

Once dry, place the heart template in the middle of the blue plate, trace, and cut out.

hand tracing heart template on blue paper plate
hand cutting out heart shape from blue paper plate

Position the green land pieces on the paper plate and glue them down. Use scissors to trim off any excess paper that hangs off the side of the paper plate.

hand gluing land piece on paper plate Earth
hand gluing land piece on paper plate Earth

That’s all there is to it! We told you this craft was easy to make!

We think that this craft would be a great decoration to hang up at home or in the classroom. If you’re making this craft with kids who can write, you can also have them write things they can do to help the planet on the land pieces.

hand holding heart shaped paper plate Earth craft

More Earth Day Activities For Kids

Need some more ideas to entertain and educate the kids? No problem! We have more ideas listed below that’ll also be great.

Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation! Try out some of these cool books about space:

I Am Earth is a great book to introduce children to the planet. It has simple and easy-to-understand text and fun illustrations that will keep kids engaged!

Heal The Earth takes kids on a magical journey around the world to help solve the problems we’re facing on this planet. The message of love and compassion is great for every child.

My Friend Earth is a favorite of parents and children alike! It has an environmentally conscious message and amazing die-cut pages kids can’t get enough of.

two hearth shaped paper plate Earth crafts

Earth Day Crafts

There are many skills that kids can learn from doing crafts. Kids can learn how to follow directions, use different materials, and be creative. Crafts are also a great way for kids to express themselves. They can choose their own colors, designs, and patterns, and they can make something that is truly unique.

And best of all, crafts are a lot of fun! They give kids a chance to be creative and explore their imaginations. So if you’re looking for an activity that is both educational and enjoyable, crafts are a perfect choice.

Try adding in more of these Earth Day crafts:

Free Printable Earth Day Craft – Help kids celebrate Earth Day by having them color in this fun printable hat! It’s a great way to get them excited about helping the environment. Plus, it’s free to download and print. Happy Earth Day!

Earth Paper Craft – Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day? Why not try this adorable paper craft that kids will love. It’s simple and easy to make, and you can use recycled paper for it too.

Earth Day Card – Kids will love this Earth Day craft! It’s a great way to teach them about being kind and thinking of others. This easy tutorial makes it simple for any child to make these fun cards.

heart shaped paper plate Earth craft

One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to get outside and do something to help the environment. Planting trees and flowers is a great way to improve the local ecosystem, and it’s also a lot of fun for kids. Take the kids out to sew some beautiful greenery with these wildflower seed bombs. Kids will want to do it over and over again!

Sensory bins are great for exploratory play, and there are plenty of ready-made options available that are easy to use. Plus, they’re a great way to help kids learn about recycling and taking care of the planet. This Earth Day sensory bin is a fun hands-on activity kids can play with during quiet or independent playtime.

Teachers, librarians, and daycare leaders can use these Earth Day bingo sheets to play with all the kids. So get the kids together and see who can be the first to fill up their bingo card. It’s sure to be a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Fun Activities For Kids

hand holding heart shaped paper plate Earth craft

Earth Day Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy Earth Day paper plate craft is a fun craft to do with the kids.

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Earth template

Instructions

  1. Download the Earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of blue paint and let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Once dry, place the heart template in the middle of the blue plate, trace, and cut out.
  4. Position the green land pieces on the paper plate and glue them down. Use scissors to trim off any excess paper that hangs off the side of the paper plate.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Earth Template

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Tracy H

Monday 18th of April 2022

please send me the earth day heart paperplate template

Sam

Monday 18th of April 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Geraldine Gramil

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Great idea for Earth Day!

Sam T

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Thanks!

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