3 Earth Day Inspired Crafts for the Kids

by Lynn Lilly, Apr 19 2021

It is time to celebrate Mother Earth. This week on my Crayola Facebook live I am celebrating Earth Day with three crafts for the kiddos. I love these crafts for all ages and your kids can put their own spin each craft. 

You can get all the Crayola supplies I used today on Crayola.com

Tune in every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST on the Crayola Facebook Page

Project 1: Nature Canvas

Have a nature hunt outside and collect leaves, flowers, sticks and small things you can find in your yard. 

Earth Day Kids Crafts

Materials:

  • Crayola Creativity Canvas
  • Crayola Watercolor & Brush
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Nature Items
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Head outdoors and collect your nature items. Make sure they are dry and bug free. 
  2. Using the watercolor paint to paint the canvas. Paint the top half blue and the bottom half green. 
  3. Draw and cut out the trunk of a tree on a piece of brown construction paper. 
  4. Once the canvas is dry use the glue stick to glue the tree to the canvas. 
  5. Use the washable liquid glue to glue the nature items you collect on the canvas.  
  6. Write Earth Day or a message on the tree.

What a fun way to celebrate nature with art! 

Project 2: Recycled Bottle Fairy Night Light Stand

Turn a battery operated light or flameless tea light into fun nightlight. 

DIY Fairy Nightlight Kids Crafts

Materials:

  • Empty Plastic Drink Bottle
  • Battery Operated Tea Light (I used a light that you press from the top to turn on. They have these at stores like Costco and Target)
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife (adult use)
  • Paper Plate
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock

Directions: 

  1. Parent's use the craft knife to cut a circle out of the front of the bottle. 
  2. Cut a piece of Bright Pop Cardstock to fit on the inside of the bottle. 
  3. Draw and cut a few blades of green grass and leaves from green construction paper . Glue to the back of the bottle.
  4. Cover everything on the tea light but the light with blue model magic. Place this down into the bottom of the bottle. 
  5. Cut a piece of blue construction paper to fit on the plate and glue on to the plate.
  6. Use the model magic to mold fairy garden figures like mushrooms, a small white picket fence, a fairy, etc. 
  7. Make steps and stepping stones that lead up to the garden. 
  8. Mold flower petals to cover the top of the bottle. 
  9. Glue the bottle, fairy, steps and stones to the plate. 
  10. Light up your garden at night! 

DIY Kids Fairy Garden Night Light Craft

DIY Kids Fairy Garden Night Light Craft

Project 3: Egg Carton Paper Plate Flower Wreath

A few weeks ago we made an bouquet of egg carton flowers and it was such a hit I decided to make a spring wreath! 

Egg Carton Flower Wreath Craft

Materials:

  • Cardboard (not foam) Egg Carton
  • Crayola Washable or Acrylic Paint (red, blue, green, purple, white)
  • Scissor
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper Plate (2)
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Crayola Green Construction Paper
  • Buttons

Directions:

  1. Cut apart the egg carton. Cut out each individual egg cup. Cut petals into each cup. 
  2. Cut leaves out of the top of the egg carton. 
  3. Pour 4 quarter size dollops of white paint on a paper plate. Add a little bit of each color to make a pastel version of the color... red, blue, green, purple. 
  4. Paint the leaves light green and the egg cups with the pastel blue, purple and pink. 
  5. While the paint dries (it dries fast) cut leaves form the green construction paper. 
  6. Cut out the center of the other paper plate. 
  7. Once the egg cups are dry, glue a button in the center of each once. 
  8. Glue the construction paper and egg carton leaves around the paper plate. 
  9. Glue the egg carton flowers around the wreath. Fill in any spots with extra leaves. 

How fun is this recycled wreath! I used pastel colors but you can use any colors! 

Egg Carton Flower Wreath Kids Craft

Happy Earth! Don't forget to share your projects and use the tag #crayolacrafts

xoxo- Lynn



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