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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: 5 Simple Earth Day Crafts

While Earth Day isn’t based on Christianity, its focus is something we can get behind. When God created Earth, he said that we should take part in caring for it. Here are five Earth Day crafts your ministry can do to celebrate!


The following Earth Day crafts—found on Pinterest—all use recycled material. Not only will your kids be helping care for the earth by repurposing things instead of sending them to the trash, you can also use the idea of recycling to talk about Jesus’ transforming powers.

5 Simple Earth Day Crafts for Children’s Ministry

1. Cardboard Bouquet

On her blog, Lindsey shares this amazing cardboard flower craft. Using paper tubes, pipe cleaners, and some paint, this is a beautiful way to stop cardboard from entering the trash dump.

2. Cardboard Butterflies

If you have leftover paper rolls from the previous craft, why not make some fancy butterflies to fly around the flowers? You can purchase recycled paper rolls, but you could ask parents to bring in paper towel rolls and just cut them in half.

3. Robot Pencil Holder

Just looking at this craft has me coming up with tons of ways to decorate a can. Originally designed to be a pencil holder, I can see this easily becoming a coin bank or candy cup.

4. Egg Crate Worms

I remember making these silly worms when I was a child. Let kids’ imaginations run wild with all sorts of craft supplies and see what wacky worms they can create.

5. Giraffe Puppet

Inspired by a book about a giraffe who learns we are all good at something, Red Ted Art shows us how to make a giraffe marionette using toilet paper rolls and paper. Younger kids will need some adult help, but the challenge will be just right for older kids.

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4 thoughts on “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: 5 Simple Earth Day Crafts

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    I like this site it helps me in preparing leson for my children

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      childrensministry.com

      That’s wonderful, Denis! We’re glad we could help!

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    rowena parrish

    Can I share these ideas on our kids fb page?

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