We love sharing crafts for toddlers and preschoolers and I’m of the view that you’re never too young to start learning about the world around you – these easy Earth Day crafts for toddlers are a fun way for young kids to get involved in celebrating planet Earth.
Today I’m sharing a few simple Earth Day activities with you that children can get involved with and enjoy being creative including some simple Earth themed crafts plus crafts using recycled materials and some crafts for animals affected by climate change.
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Earth Day Crafts for Toddlers
Crafts for toddlers are generally described as craft ideas aimed at one and two year olds with some people also including three year olds.
The ideas here are all aimed at little hands but of course there’s a great deal of difference between what children at those ages can do so do take a look through the list and find the ones that you think are most suitable for your child’s age and abilities.
Like these crafts? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you’ve got them all to hand when you need them. Plus keep reading for more of our favourite crafts for toddlers.
Free Earth Day Printables
We share a lot of free templates and printables for kids that are perfect for using as coloring pages using crayons or markers, painting or trying out a new craft. With each one you’ll also find ideas for how to use it too to help you get inspired. Why not check out these templates that are perfect for Earth Day.
Easy Earth Day Crafts
Got some bubble wrap? Don’t throw it, use it to make this bubble wrap printed Earth craft instead.
Try making an Earth suncatcher! My daughter made these Earth suncatchers when she was three, they require a little bit of preparation (you’ll need to get your planet shapes ready) but they’re good for fine motor skills and look great up in a window.
As well as Earth crafts themselves Earth Day is a good excuse to do some crafts with recycled materials. We love these butterflies from recycled cardboard and these DIY stamps made from plastic bottle tops.
This fingerprint Earth craft is perfect for young kids to make using our free Earth template.
Non Toy Gifts shares a great handprint earth craft which would make a lovely keepsake too.
This torn paper earth craft is great for helping with fine motor skills too, why not look through the recycling bin for scrap paper that you could use?
For me one of the animals that comes to mind first when I think of climate change is polar bears so this polar bear craft for toddlers would be perfect.
This paper plate Earth Day collage might look a bit tricky at first but it’s a good way for older toddlers to practice scissor skills (you can hold strips of paper while they practice cutting pieces out of it) and if you draw the continent shapes onto the plate with glue then they can easily pop the collage pieces on to it – leave off the heart part if that’s going to be too tricky!
No Time for Flashcards makes shows how to make a simple earth craft using eyedroppers, I think this would make a great Earth day art project.
Make a fun puffy paint earth like this one from No Time for Flashcards.
Red Ted Art shares a fun craft to get your kids outside, make this easy bug hotel together.
Happy Hooligans shares a tissue paper Earth Day craft kids can make.
Create some pretty Earth Day process art like this from Natural Beach Living.
More Crafts for Toddlers
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We love these simple Easter crafts for toddlers with lots of fun ideas to try at home.
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