Earth Day Art

Earth Day Art

Let’s celebrate Earth Day with some eco-friendly art!

Earth Day represents a chance for us to speak up on environmental issues and remember how lucky we are to have the natural world around us. It also reminds us how much we need to take action to keep it safe. Earth Day takes place on April 22nd, but there’s never a bad day to celebrate our beautiful planet and the many ways in which it sustains us. Feel free to use this block all year round. 

There are two videos to choose from to learn about Earth Day.

The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

You may see a number of other videos that are a deeper dive into things you might be interested in. Feel free to watch as many of those as you like. Then choose some activities and/or a project. 

High school students or any student who wants to dig deeper, continue your study with one of the advanced learning projects in the Projects section.

Take A Deeper Dive!

One Earth – Environmental Short Film

Three Ways To Celebrate Earth Day With Art

Activities

Recycle Old Crayons!

Do something useful with those old crayons! Make new ones!

Supplies needed:

  • A mold
  • Old wax crayons
  • Access to an oven (please ask your grown-up for help)
  • Access to a freezer

Be sure to take a photo to add to your portfolio afterwards.

Make an Earth Model

Create a model of our planet using an old recycled ball.

Supplies Needed:

  • Sponge ball/stress ball
  • Acrylic Paint

Upload a photo of your finished project to your portfolio.

Earth Day Collage

Celebrate and practice your recycling skills with this collage project. 

You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scrap paper
  • Scrap coloured paper
  • Old magazines
  • Glue

There are a couple of other ideas in the video too. Give it a go and remember to upload a video or picture to your portfolio!

3D Pop-Up Flower Collage

Make a flower collage out of materials found around the home (or in your recycling bin).

Supplies Needed:

  • Leftover tissue paper
  • Scrap newspapers
  • Brown packaging paper
  • Scrap card
  • or other scrap materials you have
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Have fun and upload a photo to your portfolio at the end!

Project(s)

Earth Day Origami

Ready for a challenge? Try creating this fun origami project for Earth Day and share with friends to start the conversation about environmentalism!

Supplies Needed:

Remember to take a picture to upload to your portfolio.

Start a Local Environmental Project!

Change starts with YOU. You are never too young to start making a difference. Check out the story of these kids who combated plastic pollution on their beaches. Write down 2-3 ways you could make a difference in your own community. Make a list of ways to get started, and then take action! You’ve got this. Remember to save your work to add to your portfolio.

Advanced Project

Cardboard Creation

Get inspired and try creating something BIG out of recycled materials! You may need a good deal of space and a glue gun for this project, as well as other supplies. Watch the video for a full list of instructions and to get a good feel for potential risks and supplies needed.

Be sure to take a photo for the portfolio when you’re done, or throughout the build process.

Books

Read Aloud Book(s)