We are back to the basics with this simple Earth Day craft: paper, crayons, scissors, and glue. Can’t get much simpler than that! This one won’t have making a mad dash to to the local craft.
This Earth Day craft is a great way to introduce young kids to the structure of our planet Earth while talking about ways we can love our planet and make it a better place to live.
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Cost: Under $5
- White paper (We used card stock.)
- Green and blue crayon
- Red paper (We used construction paper.)
Age: Toddler and older (some tasks will require adult help)
1. Draw a large circle on a piece of paper. I used a round dish as a template.
2. If your child is using scissors, have them cut out the circle.
3. Color the circle with the blue and green crayons. Remind kids that our planet is made up for more water than land (more blue crayon than green).
4. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of red paper and cut out.
5. Have your child glue hand to the center of their planet.
Extend the Activity:
- Read books about Earth Day: The EARTH Book || I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle || The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
- Read books about our solar sytem: The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System || There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System || Planets
- Discuss ways we can recycle.
- Discuss activities we can do on Earth Day, like make these toilet paper roll bird feeders.