Earth Day is one of those holidays we never celebrated until we had kids.
With kids, we want to celebrate everything! That’s exactly why we made this super cute Earth paper craft.
It’s an easy Earth Day craft for kids that only requires a few supplies and isn’t complicated to make.
Kids will be overjoyed to see this craft hanging on the fridge or outside the classroom on the bulletin board.
Be sure to download the free template below and watch our video tutorial to see how to easily make this craft with your kids or students.
Also, check out all of our easy Earth Day crafts for kids for more ideas.
Cute Earth Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Earth template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the Earth by gluing the land pieces to the blue circle.
Place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly higher than halfway up, and glue them in place.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and the teeth to the top. Cut off any excess paper.
Glue the mouth just below the eyes.
Take a pipe cleaner and bend the tip of one side to make a 3 fingered hand. Repeat on another pipe cleaner. Flip the Earth over and tape the hands in the middle of the circle. Bend in the shape you want.
Grab another pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Bend the end of one to form a loop for the feet. Repeat on the other pipe cleaner. Flip the Earth over and tape the legs to the bottom.
Now your child is done! Don’t you just love how happy it looks?!
More Earth Day Ideas For Kids
With Earth day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your kids excited about taking care of the planet! And what better way to do that than with a fun and educational unit study? Here are a few ideas to get you started
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.
If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, try crafting! Not only is it a great way to exercise your child’s creativity, but it also helps with their fine motor skills. Plus, it provides hours of entertainment! To make it even more fun, try adding in more Earth crafts. We’ve got some great ones below:
Free Printable Earth Day Hat – April 22nd is Earth Day, a day when we celebrate our planet and all it does for us! One way you can celebrate is by doing something to help the Earth, like picking up litter or planting a tree. Another fun way to celebrate is by making this Earth Day hat! All you need is some crayons, paper, and a printer. Just print out the hat template, color it in, and wear it on Earth Day!
Earth Day Paper Plate Craft – This Earth Day craft is perfect for young children! Simply have them paint a paper plate blue, then add some construction paper landmasses. Once they’re finished, they’ll have a cute and colorful reminder of how important it is to take care of our planet!
Earth Day Card – It’s never too early to start teaching kids about the importance of taking care of the planet. And what better way to do that than by having them make their own Earth Day card? This is a fun and easy activity that kids of all ages will enjoy.
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!
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Earth template
- Download the Earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the Earth by gluing the land pieces to the blue circle.
- Place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly higher than halfway up, and glue them in place.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and the teeth to the top. Cut off any excess paper.
- Glue the mouth just below the eyes.
- Take a pipe cleaner and bend the tip of one side to make a 3 fingered hand. Repeat on another pipe cleaner. Flip the Earth over and tape the hands in the middle of the circle. Bend in the shape you want.
- Grab another pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Bend the end of one to form a loop for the feet. Repeat on the other pipe cleaner. Flip the Earth over and tape the legs to the bottom.