These easy Earth day projects are a great paper plate craft for kids. Kids will love to celebrate Earth day with a quick and easy craft project.
This Earth Day paper plate craft for kids is all kinds of fun and a great way to teach kids all about Earth day.
What is Earth Day?
Earth day started in 1970 as a way to bring the environment and its challenges to the forefront of people’s minds. While we should all be working every day to save our planet using the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) having one day each year is a great reminder. April 22nd is the official Earth day around the world.
Earth Day Crafts For Kids
It is important to “celebrate” Earth day with kids. While celebrating might not be the proper word, bringing attention to it, certainly is important.
Teaching kids about reusing recycled materials and about growing trees, plants and food can be all kinds of fun.
We love the idea of an easy Earth day craft and or Earth day art project for the kids to use those craft supplies. If they are recycled arts and craft supplies even better.
Supplies Needed To Make Earth Paper Plate
- Blue tissue paper, cut into 1 inch squares – Or buy it precut
- Paper Plate – Or Construction Paper
- Map template – Grab Below
How to make this Earth Day Paper Plate Craft For Kids
This super easy craft is great for little hands. We cannot wait to celebrate Earth Day with you and your kids.
First start by printing the map.
Grab Your Free Printable Map Template Below
We have included a free printable where you can print and cut out. We have also included a free SVG, EPS and DXF file if you would like to print on a cutting machine.
Please note, if printing with cutting machine, upload the correct file to your software. Resize the images to fit 6 ½ inches wide and 11 inches long. Select to print and cut.
Be aware that the SVG, EPS and DXF files are in black and white. If you choose to print in color, you will need to set those colors within your software manually.
If you decide to print and cut the map yourself, then you can do one of two things.
- Print the map on green paper and cut out using a scissors.
- Print the map on white paper and cut, and then use it as a template on your colored paper.
First start by cutting your tissue paper into one inch squares. You can do this by folding the tissue paper over and cutting multiple levels at a time.
Crumble each of the tissue squares into smaller pieces.
Using the glue, squeeze the glue all over the paper plate.
One by one, glue the blue tissue pieces to the paper plate until it is covered.Next, add glue to the back side of your land paper pieces. Place them around the world in the general region they are located.Let dry and viola, you have yourself an Earth.
Once its dry, your child can hang the earth and display it.We sure hope you enjoy these fun Earth paper plate projects as much as we do.
Let us know if you make this craft at your house. Feel free to send us a picture or tag us (@madewithHAPPY) on social media.
Other Earth Day Crafts You Might Enjoy
- These super fun paper weaving are a great paper craft for kids of all ages. They can be made with two pieces of paper, a pencil and scissors.
- Send someone you know a seed paper Earth Day postcard with free printables.
- One of our kids favorite Earth Day Yarn Activity.
- These seed bombs from Little Bins, Little Hands are fabulous.
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