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Torn Paper Earth Craft For Kids (Free Template)

Earth Day is coming up, and it’s the perfect time to get children involved in activities that promote environmental awareness and appreciation for our planet. 

We can show a little appreciation and celebrate Earth Day with this fun torn paper Earth craft! It’s a fantastic way for kids to use their creativity while learning about the importance of caring for our planet.

Find even more easy Earth Day crafts for kids to create. These are great activities to do any time of year!

Ripped Paper Earth Craft

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Tearing the paper to make the Earth is a good opportunity for kids to develop their fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, and hand-eye coordination. So even while having fun creating, they’re enhancing important skills.

All you need to get started on this fun Earth Day activity is a handful of crafting supplies and our free template. This craft is a breeze to put together, making it a great choice for preschoolers to elementary aged kids.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the Earth template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this Earth to life!

hand holding Torn Paper Earth Craft Template

Start by spreading glue over a section of the earth background paper.

spreading glue all over Torn Paper Earth Craft section

Next, have your kids tear the blue paper into small pieces and start sticking them onto the background paper.

hand gluing the torn paper

Let’s dive into making the Earth by having your kids glue the land pieces to the blue circle.

hand gluing land pieces to Earth craft

Encourage your kids to place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly above halfway up, and secure them with glue.

hands gluing eyes to ripped paper Earth craft

Position the mouth just below the eyes and help them glue it down.

hand gluing mouth of Torn Paper Earth Craft

Lastly, guide your kids to glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

hand gluing tongue of Torn Paper Earth Craft

That’s it! If your kids enjoy making this cute torn paper earth craft. Be sure to check out our torn paper crafts. We’re sure they will love creating more!

hand holding finished example of Torn Paper Earth Craft

Activities For Kids

Earth Day Activity Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? We have some fun ways to spend time together and teach them about the importance of taking care of our planet. If you’re looking for simple crafts to do at home or educational activities to explore and learn, there’s something for everyone.

Keep reading below for ideas for books, crafts, and activities that will inspire and educate your little ones this upcoming Earth Day. Save the ones that catch your eye and get ready for a day filled with creativity and exploration.

two example of finished Torn Paper Earth Craft

Earth Day Children’s Books

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.

hand holding finished example of Torn Paper Earth Craft

Crafts For Earth Day

Earth Day Name Craft – Let kids showcase their love for our planet while practicing spelling their names. This personalized project combines fun with learning, as kids practice scissor and fine motor skills while arranging lettered hearts to spell out their names.

Earth Day Card Craft – Spread cheer by having kids create Earth Day cards for people in their lives! It’s a wonderful way to inspire gratitude for our planet while nurturing creativity. These homemade cards are sure to bring smiles to recipients’ faces.

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Earth Paper Craft – Let’s celebrate Earth Day with a twist! Kids can craft their own paper Earth with bendy arms and legs for extra fun. This interactive project sparks creativity and instills a love for our planet in a playful, hands-on way.

Handprint Earth Craft – This Earth Day, let’s party with planet Earth! Kids will love turning their handprints into Earth’s land and then adding a festive party hat and confetti. Don’t miss out on this fun and exciting craft!

Free Earth Day Activities

Celebrate Earth Day with a blend of learning and fun through our Earth Day worksheets! Kids will trace the letter E for Earth, navigate through letter mazes, and engage in activities that enhance early literacy and fine motor skills.

These worksheets are a good way to hone handwriting skills, scissor skills, and pattern recognition while also providing an opportunity to discuss ways kids can be involved in conservation efforts. Download our free printables and get the kids learning this Earth Day!

For some counting fun, download our cute Earth Day connect the dots activity! Kids will count from 1 to 24 as they connect dots to reveal different Earth Day themed pictures.

This activity is perfect for honing sequencing skills, fine motor control, and spatial awareness, all while offering the added fun of coloring in all three sheets.

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Inspire eco-awareness and learning with our Earth Day activity pages! They include engaging activities where kids will count and graph, match the object, match shadows, and navigate a maze. These pages offer a blend of fun and education while honing critical thinking, problem solving, and fine motor skills.

Use them at home or in the classroom, to provide a fantastic opportunity to spark conversations about Earth Day and sustainability. Download these free resources today for an enriching Earth Day celebration!

Celebrate Earth Day with this engaging preschool Earth Day sensory bin! This fun activity offers kids a hands-on exploration of letters, words, and spelling. Kids will love to dive into the bin to discover letters, fostering letter recognition, visual discrimination, and spelling practice.

It’s an interactive and multi-sensory approach to learning that will ignite curiosity and enhance language skills.

single example of finished Torn Paper Earth Craft

Share With Us

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Ideas For Kids

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Torn Paper Earth Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

We can show a little appreciation and celebrate Earth Day with this fun torn paper Earth craft! It's a fantastic way for kids to use their creativity while learning about the importance of caring for our planet.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Earth template

Instructions

  1. Download the earth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by spreading glue over a section of the earth background paper.
  3. Next, tear the blue paper into small pieces, then begin gluing them onto the background paper.
  4. Begin to make the Earth by gluing the land pieces to the blue circle. 
  5. Place the eyes in the middle of the globe, slightly higher than halfway up, and glue them in place.
  6. Position the mouth slightly below the eyes and glue it down.
  7. Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

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Cornelia

Saturday 20th of April 2024

Super idee!

Sam

Monday 22nd of April 2024

Thanks, hope you can try it! Happy Earth Day!

Gomar

Thursday 18th of April 2024

Great helpful resource

Sam

Thursday 18th of April 2024

Thanks 🙌

Kirsten Kelly

Thursday 18th of April 2024

I cannot find the template for this project. Can you send it to me please?

Sam

Thursday 18th of April 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Susan

Friday 12th of April 2024

Great idea!

Sam

Friday 12th of April 2024

Thank you, Susan!

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