Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Go green with these fun Earth Day crafts for kids – including a stained glass planet, recycled bird feeder, cereal box gift bag and more.

Four recycled can bird feeders hanging in front of a white background

In your home, how do you stress the importance of recycling? Earth Day is a great time to set some good examples for your kids.

Try recycling a bit more, looking for recycled products at the store and trying to extend the life of an item by fixing it or passing it on to someone else.

In celebration of Mother Earth, try these fun Earth Day crafts for kids.

Stained Glass Planet Earth

This Earth Day project from Mom on Timeout would look lovely in a child’s bedroom window. Check out this post to see how to transform tissue paper into your very own Earth.



Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters

This project is not only fun to make, it benefits your garden, too! Reading Confetti turns empty fruit cup containers into cute herb planters.



Recycled Can Bird Feeder

Handmade Fun by Kelly shared this project on Momtastic that’s perfect for Earth Day. Save an empty can from the recycling pick-up by turning it into a colorful bird feeder.



Tissue Paper Globe

This Earth Day project is BIG on cuteness! Posted by Meet The Dubiens on Free Kids Crafts, this tutorial teaches you how to turn a foam craft ball into one of the sweetest planets you’ve ever met.



Jewelry Pom-Pom Box

Andrea at Oh Dear Drea has a nifty idea for a pom-pom box that’s soft and colorful and easy to make. If you don’t have an old wooden box on hand, look to repurpose a gift box from your wrapping paper collection – just as good.


Paper Flower Pinwheels 

This paper pinwheel project from Molly Moo Crafts has “spring” written all over it and is a great way to use a spare vase or flowerpot in the garage. Even better – pull those paper scraps from your child’s art stash to use for the flower.

Basket of Fun

This basket might have been designed with Easter in mind, but using primary colors, or any colors you like, it’s a great gift bag. AND it uses up any leftover birthday balloons! Find directions at I Love to Create.

Looking for even more ways to celebrate Mother Earth? Check out our roundup of green goofs to learn how you can be more eco-friendly on Earth Day and beyond. 

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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