20 Earth Day Crafts and Activities

April 22 is Earth Day, and it is a great opportunity to teach children about recycling and respecting our planet. It is also a wonderful excuse to get outside and enjoy nature. Today I am sharing a fantastic collection of 20 {easy and inexpensive} Earth Day crafts and activities.

{Click on the links/titles below for full tutorials.}

1)  Make a cereal box notebook.

2)  Turn a babyfood jar into an earth day tealight.

3)  Decorate with a DIY earth day banner.

4)  Transform an old box into a beautiful tree full of butterflies.

5)  Read The Lorax, and enjoy a "tree-themed" snack.

6)  Use an empty egg carton to learn about how caterpillars turn into butterflies.

7)  Use empty jars and cans to create some adorable "grass-haired" friends.

8)  Enjoy some backyard bird-watching.

9)  Raid the recycling bin, and try creating some homemade toy boats.

10)  Craft some paper bag kites and head outside.

11-20)  Click here to check out the collection I posted last year (which includes:  a recycling matching game, how to make tooth taxis from old film canisters, planting for beginners, 5 things to make out of a cardboard box, 3 types of DIY birdfeeders, milk carton birdhouses, nature walk buckets, nature collages, and a recipe for homemade sidewalk paint). 

I hope you have a great Earth Day with your family!   

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. Fun ideas!! I found you on Happy Hooligans FB page. I would love to have you link up to Share It Saturday if you have the chance! http://teachbesideme.com Have a great weekend.

  2. Super fun list of crafts! I'm going to have to try some of these activities with my guy. I would love to have you add your list to the Spring Craft Blog Hop, happening through the entire month of April through to mid-May.

  3. Great ideas for Earth Day! Thanks so much for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop! Pinned and Tweeted!

  4. Looks like some great activities to celebrate the earth. Thanks for sharing on the #SCBH2015


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