Earth Day is a great time to get the kids involved in some fun, hands-on activities. One of our favorites is this handprint Earth craft.
It’s easy for even the youngest child to do, and it’s a great way to teach them about our planet. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
To make your own handprint Earth, you’ll need some paper, scissors, glue, and our printable template.
This easy Earth craft is so festive and fun and another one of our growing easy Earth Day crafts for kids.
Read on below to see how to make this with your kids or students this year.
Earth Day Craft For Kids
- Colored card stock
- Glue stick
- Large pom pom
- Glue dots
- Earth craft template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Earth craft template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s handprint on the green card stock. Glue your child’s handprint near the middle of the blue Earth, then glue the other green land masses around the circle.
Glue the eyes to the middle of the Earth.
Create the Earth’s mouth by gluing the red paper to the bottom of the black mouth. Trim off any of the excess red card stock. Glue it in the middle of the Earth, just below the eyes.
Make the Earth’s party hat by cutting out thin strips of paper and gluing them onto the hat base on a diagonal. Use a glue dot to secure the large pom pom to the top of the hat. Glue the hat to the top of the Earth.
Take the completed Earth and glue it to a piece of dark blue paper.
To make it even more festive, cut small pieces of confetti from multi-colored paper and glue them all along the dark blue background.
That’s all there is to it!
If you want to make this craft shorter, you can always skip the background and confetti. We seriously love how happy and festive this little Earth craft turned out and kids love the party aspect of it.
Don’t forget to download the free Earth template by entering your email in the form at the bottom of the page.
More Earth Day Activities
Earth Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate. If you’re looking for some fun and unique Earth Day activities, we’ve got you covered.
Check out our printables, crafts, and activities below. We’ve got something for everyone, so you’re sure to find the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day with your family and friends. From Earth Day coloring pages to crafts, we’ve got everything you need to make this Earth Day the best one yet!
Earth Day Books
Reading to kids is a great way to promote literacy and a love of reading. But did you know that reading to kids can also have some other benefits? For instance, reading aloud is a great way to bond with your child and make them feel loved. It’s also a great way to teach them about communication and how to express themselves.
Reading to kids can also help them develop their imagination and their ability to understand new concepts. So next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, why not try reading to them? You might be surprised at how much they enjoy it!
Check out these popular Earth Day books for kids:
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.
Earth Day Crafts
Earth Day is a great time to get kids involved in crafting. Not only is it a fun activity, but it’s also a great way to teach them about recycling and reusing materials.
For example, you can turn old egg cartons into something cute or use recycled paper to make your papercrafts. Crafting is also a great way to encourage kids to be creative and use their imaginations. So this Earth Day, get your kids involved in some fun and Earth-friendly crafting projects!
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Earth Paper Craft – This simple paper craft is a great way to teach kids about Earth Day. They can make their own little guy out of recycled paper and decorate him however they want. It’s a fun, easy activity that will help them learn about taking care of our planet.
Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft – It’s almost time to blast off into space! Celebrate Earth Day by making this recycled rocket toilet paper roll craft with your kids. It’s a fun and easy way to teach them about recycling and reuse. Plus, it’s a great activity for keeping little ones busy.
Free Printable Earth Day Hat -Print out this free printable Earth day hat for the kids and let them color it in! It’s a fun way to get into the spirit of things.
Earth Day Printables
Using Earth Day coloring pages is a great way to spend some quality time together while also getting your kids thinking about ways to protect our environment. Not only will they have a blast coloring in pictures of animals, trees, and more, but they’ll also be learning about Earth Day and what it means to take care of our planet. So get out the crayons and print out some Earth Day coloring pages for your kids today!
This Earth Day bingo is a great way for kids to learn about the environment and have fun at the same time. This activity can be played with the family or in the classroom.
Earth Day is a great time to teach kids about the importance of recycling. This Earth Day, do a fun activity with them that will teach them about trash versus recycling. This Earth Day sensory bin is a fun and interactive way to do just that!
- Colored card stock
- Glue stick
- Large pom pom
- Glue dots
- Earth craft template
- Trace your child's handprint on the green card stock. Glue your child's handprint near the middle of the blue Earth, then glue the other green land masses around the circle.
- Glue the eyes to the middle of the Earth.
- Create the Earth's mouth by gluing the red paper to the bottom of the black mouth. Trim off any of the excess red card stock. Glue it in the middle of the Earth, just below the eyes.
- Make the Earth's party hat by cutting out thin strips of paper and gluing them onto the hat base on a diagonal. Use a glue dot to secure the large pom pom to the top of the hat. Glue the hat to the top of the Earth.
- Take the completed Earth and glue it to a piece of dark blue paper.
- To make it even more festive, cut small pieces of confetti from multi-colored paper and glue them all along the dark blue background.