Earth Day Crafts

Litter Bug Crafts

Kids will really like building their own unique description of the little fellow.   


  • Trash (Newspaper, String, Straws, Bottle Tops, Caps)
  • Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun


Crease up a piece of newspaper. Enfold another part around it. Envelop with string and tie off to seize newspaper in a ball. Add straws, bottle tops, caps... anything to create it appear like a litter bug.

Paper Plate Beetle

These crazy critters make great decorations for a back-to-nature festivity.


  • 7” Black Paper Plate
  • 10” Green Paper Plate
  • Hole Punch
  • Sharp Penci
  • 1 Black Pipe Cleaner for Antennae
  • Tacky Glue and Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • 3 Black Pipe Cleaners for Legs
  • Assorted Colors of Constructions Paper
  • 2 wiggle eyes – 35mm
  • Black Marker


Punch 2 holes 1 ¼” separately along the rim of the bigger plate. Position the black plate as the head below the larger plate. Spot where the holes line up on the black plate. Push pencil from elevation to side to create holes in the head wear marked. Glue plates mutually lining up the holes. Use clothespin to grasp in put until dry. Fold pipe cleaner in half and feed up during holes from the underneath of the plates. Curl ends. Punch 3 holes in all sides. Cut 3 tube cleaners in half. Insert one of every half pipe cleaner into a punched hole. Glue beneath using clothespins to grasp until dry. Turn into leg shapes. Cut circles out of assembly paper. Glue onto bug corpse. Glue on wiggle eyes.

Collage Litter Map

This project reprinted consideration of The Imagination Factory. Let's start the new year with a declaration to keep our country clean, anywhere we live. Here's a great way to begin the ball rolling.    


  • Litter or other trash
  • Background support - like construction paper or cardboard at least 12" by 18
  • White Glue
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Map


Study the figure of the United States on the map. Trash is a problem all over the world, so if you live outside the United States, just reserve the form of your country. Using a pencil, draw this sketch on the background hold. Pay special notice to the Great Lakes and states like Florida and Texas whose shapes help recognize your complete picture as a map of the United States.

Being careful to follow the shape you have haggard, fill in the outline firmly by gluing the trash you have collect all over the map.

Big Mouth Paper Plate Frog Earth Day Crafts

This craft reprinted consideration of Elmer. Amusing and simple project paper plate project for Pre School and Kindergarten grades.   


  • Paper Plate
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Contruction Paper: Green, Red and White
  • Black Marker
  • Craft Stick
  • Glue
  • Tape


Paint equally sides of the paper cover green. Let to dry. Fold plate in half and use craft table knife to create a 1 inch slit in the center of the fold. Create a finger hold on the underneath of the plate by a 2-3 inch piece of green building paper. Center it on the base of the folded plate and tape one last part to the plate. Cut out a duo of 1" x 2" green rectangles and surrounding off one end of each by cutting off the corners.

Fold each rectangle in half and glue the lesser piece to the top of the plate close to the fold. The curved end should attach up from the plate. Slash out white circles and by a black marker draw in round pupils for eyes. Glue the white circles to the curved end of the green rectangles sticking up from the plate.

Cut out legs from green creation paper. A longer, bent couple for the back, and a shorter set for the outlook. Tape the tops of the legs to the base of the plate. Cut out a ¾" x 7 " tongue from red creation paper. Round one end and stick it from side to side the split in the plate. Make the tongue twist and move by jiggling the in a straight line end.

Recycled Animals Crafts

This craft reprinted consideration of Elmers. We chuck away thousands of plastic bottles every day. Here's a chance to give them a next life and teach children the significance of recycling at the same time.    


  • Empty plastic bottles and containers (i.e. water bottles or 2 liter soda bottles)
  • Elmer’s Squeeze ’n Brush
  • Elmer’s Washable School Glue Gel
  • Construction paper
  • Eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates etc.


Have all students make a decision on an animal they would like to make and gather the provisions needed to make that animal. It can still be an animal of their own creation.

Tissue Paper

Don't chuck away that blue and green tissue paper that you've used for gift bags, recycle it with this Earth Day project.


  • Earth Pattern
  • Wax Paper
  • Blue & Green Tissue Paper
  • Liquid Starch


Tear Blue and Green tissue paper keen on ½ pieces. Place a part of wax paper over Earth outline. Brush flippantly with starch. Position tissue pieces to make the Earth using the model as a guide. Brush evenly with starch. Add another sheet of tissue pieces and finish with a final sheet of starch. Let dry. Strip from wax paper. Trim circle. Hang or strip in window.

Earth Day Helping Hands

We used previous wallpaper book samplers to put up the hands. You can too use paper bags, magazine pages, and comics or just about a different type of used paper.


  • Recycled Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


Trace approximately your hand on recycled paper. Cut out. Click on Pintables and produce the earth graphics provided. Use our sayings or craft your own. Cut out. Staples hands and earths jointly to make a statement board collage.

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