Simple Earth Suncatcher – Earth Day Craft

earth day craft

Taking care of the earth is a big job and it requires teamwork. In the spirit of Earth Day and working together a bunch of rad kid bloggers and I decided to share Earth Day crafts today in a blog hop. There are so many fun Earth Day projects from us , Marie over at Make & Takes, Holly at Kids Activities Blog, Christine at Childhood 101, Stacey at Kid Stuff World and Becky at Patchwork Posse. You can find the links below our super ( like seriously super) easy earth suncatcher craft tutorial.

Earth Day Kids Craft Blogs

Gather your materials. You will need a plastic lid, some glue, blue and green glitter, ribbon, a plate and hole punch. Oh and a q-tip that was my daughter’s addition on the fly.earth day sun catcher craft doe kids

Start by pouring glue on the inside of a recycled plastic lid.easy earth day suncatcher craft

Spread it with a q-tip.earth day craft for kids

Cover it with glitter. We talked about how much water there is on earth and how it breaks up the land. Depending on the age of the child you can get really detailed with this step. The nice thing is that it doesn’t have to be detailed and works for all ages.super simple earth day sun catcher

Let dry. For days.glue and glitter earth day craft for kids

You will know it is dry when it peels off the lid. Shake off any excess glitter.easy earth craft for toddlers

Trim.earth sun catcher craft

Punch a hole and thread some ribbon through.earth day craft glue glop sun catcher

Hang up and enjoy the sparkle. It can be a reminder of how the earth should be and a nudge to do out part to make it sparkle.earth day suncatcher

Now go explore these other awesome ideas and fantastic blogs.

earth day crafts

Found Things Collage on Kid Stuff World
Recycle Paper Tube Train on Make and Takes
2 T-shirt Cinch Sack on Patchwork Posse
Make a Planet Earth on Kids Activities Blog
Paper Mache Pots on Childhood 101

 

 

Recycled Earth Day Craft

This craft was super easy to do and really quite pretty in person. It uses materials from your recycling bin and scrap paper box and gives you a chance to chat  about Earth Day with your artist as they create.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a cereal box or other easy to cut cardboard from your recycling bin, green markers, blue scrap paper, glue and a hole punch.
  2. Start by cutting out a circle from your cardboard. 
  3. Next cut your scrap paper into strips and fold over – this will make punching the holes go much faster, although as you will see little hands have a hard time with doubled paper. I punched out 2 strips while he did the next step , then he had his turn.
  4. Color. We colored ours green because we had blue scrap paper , you can switch the colors based on what materials you have and punch green instead of blue.
  5. Punch.
  6. Empty out the holes ( this was his favorite part ?!)
  7. Add glue
  8. Spread it .
  9. Add the holes.
  10. Let dry.  Easy peasy, earth friendly and fun!

Tomorrow we are going to plant some seeds in baby food jars we have saved, what are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?