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Cute 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 with some simple craft supplies. Tape this paper plate Earth Day craft 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

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Start by downloading the Earth template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity.

hand holding heart shaped paper plate Earth craft template

Grab a paper plate and let the kids paint it with a lovely blue hue. Remember, patience is key here – encourage them to apply the paint in a thin coat and let it dry completely.

Once the paint has dried, it’s time for the crafty party! Help the kids place the heart template in the center of the blue plate, trace around it, and carefully cut it out.

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

Now, let’s add a touch of nature to our masterpiece! Guide the kids as they position the green land pieces on the paper plate, gluing them down to create a charming scene.

If there’s any extra paper hanging off the sides, grab the scissors and help the kids trim it off for a neat finish.

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

Be sure to check out our paper plate crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun crafts like this one!

hand holding heart shaped paper plate Earth craft

Activities For Kids

Earth Day Ideas For Kids

Earth Day is the perfect time to teach younger kids about the environment and help them make a difference. Little minds are eager to learn, so the possibilities are endless! And best of all, there are so many ways to make it fun.

Keep reading to discover some of our favorite Earth Day ideas, and get your kids excited about protecting our planet!

Earth Day Children’s Books

Reading is a great way for kids to develop their knowledge and skills. It helps them gain an understanding of the world around them, as well as build their vocabulary, imagination, and critical thinking.

Sharing a book can also be an enjoyable pastime. Kids can relax as they explore the pages and travel to different imaginary places. Plus, it can bring the family together as you explore stories and characters together!

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 so much fun! They give kids a chance to be creative and explore their imaginations. So if you’re looking for a great activity that is both educational and enjoyable, crafts are a perfect choice.

Try adding in more of these fun 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 simple 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 easy craft that kids will love? It’s simple and easy to make, and you can use recycled paper for it too.

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Handprint Earth Craft – This fun craft is sure to be a handprint of success! Trace your kids little hands and use the shape to decorate the happy Earth face.

Let them get creative and express themselves as they decorate their globe how they like. The result is a sweet memento that celebrates the world we live in!

Earth Day Card – Kids will love this Earth Day project! It’s the perfect 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.

Earth Day Activities For Kids

Our Earth Day worksheets are packed with fun activities that help kids learn while they play! Each page is decorated with some sweet Earth Day images that are eye-catching and educational.

These worksheets focus on letter recognition and critical thinking, so your child can grow their skills while having a blast!

These Earth Day connect the dots are a dot-filled fun time! Kids can join the dots to reveal Earth Day-themed pictures while working on their counting.

With the dots to guide them, these sheets will surely get your kid’s minds working. Plus, little ones will be so proud to show off their finished worksheets!

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Earth Day is all about taking care of our planet. With our Earth Day activity pages, your kids can learn about being eco-friendly while having fun completing the puzzles.

These activities are designed with a planet-saving theme, which are great conversation starters between you and your little one.

Add these Earth Day cut and paste math activities to your April 22nd lesson plan for some hands-on math practice. Your child will have the chance to develop their fine motor skills while learning about numbers and counting in a creative way! It’s also a great opportunity to work on hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills.

heart shaped paper plate Earth craft

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 this April!


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


  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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Monday 8th of April 2024

so cute


Tuesday 9th of April 2024



Friday 7th of April 2023

There is form at the end of the blog. I would like the earth day heart paperplate template, Thank you, Marie

Jessica Savage

Friday 7th of April 2023

Thank you Sam for the download information. I did change my search engine to Firefox and was able to get the downloads.

Tracy H

Monday 18th of April 2022

please send me the earth day heart paperplate template


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


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