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Cute Earth Paper Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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.

Cute Earth Craft

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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • 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 paper Earth craft template

Begin to make the Earth by gluing the land pieces to the blue circle.

hand gluing land pieces to paper Earth craft

Place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly higher than halfway up, and glue them in place.

hand gluing eyes to paper Earth craft

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and the teeth to the top. Cut off any excess paper.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of to paper Earth craft
hand gluing teeth to mouth of paper Earth craft

Glue the mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing mouth to paper Earth craft

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.

hand taping pipe cleaner arm to paper Earth craft

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.

hand making foot from pipe cleaner
hand taping pipe cleaner legs to paper Earth craft

Now your child is done!

Don’t you just love how happy it looks?!

hand holding paper Earth craft

More Earth Day Ideas For Kids

Books are a great way to get even further in 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!

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.

2 paper Earth crafts

Take the kids out to sew some beautiful greenery with these wildflower Earth seed bombs. Kids will want to do it over and over again!

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.

paper Earth craft

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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!

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hand holding paper Earth craft

Earth Paper Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Earth paper craft is too fun to pass up! Make it with the kids this Earth Day!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Earth template

Instructions

  1. Download the Earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the Earth by gluing the land pieces to the blue circle.
  3. Place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly higher than halfway up, and glue them in place.
  4. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and the teeth to the top. Cut off any excess paper.
  5. Glue the mouth just below the eyes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Free Earth Template

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Tamara

Friday 16th of April 2021

Great idea!

Sam T

Monday 19th of April 2021

Thanks so much!

Tamara

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Love the idea! Simple and easy for my more involved kiddos.

Sam T

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Thank you so much, Tamara! Hope they have fun!

Mr. Long

Monday 12th of April 2021

May I have the Earth template please.

Sam T

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post to have the link sent to you ?

Rayyan

Friday 2nd of April 2021

May I Have Template

Sam T

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you ?

Alia

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

May I have the template please?

Sam T

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you ?

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