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This Earth Day craft for preschoolers is fun and uses only items you probably have on hand right now. Check it out!
Coffee Filter Watercolors – Earth Day Craft for Preschoolers
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Such a fun day of the year to celebrate the amazing and beautiful Earth we live on. Earth Day crafts are a great way to get kids involved in the fun and think about God's wonderful creation.
Preschoolers LOVE to flex their little creative muscles. This Earth Day craft of Preschoolers is CRAZY EASY for mom to set up, and kids will have a wonderful time creating their own watercolor Earth. And, as a bonus, it requires so little supplies and you likely have everything already!
If you have little siblings to get in on the fun, try this super easy Earth Day Craft for Toddlers!
Supplies Needed for this Earth Day Craft for Preschoolers
- White coffee filters
- Green and blue washable markers
- Spray bottle (nothing fancy, just a regular old spray bottle like this one or from the dollar store!)
How to Make Coffee Filter Watercolor Earth
Have your kiddos use the green and blue markers to color in the coffee filter. You can show them a picture of Earth to guide them, or just let them be creative!
Once the coffee filter is colored in, place on a plate or into a pan and gently spray with water. You'll see the colors start to blend together to create a beautiful watercolor effect.
Note: be careful not to use too much water because the colors will wash off.
Move to a towel or paper towel to dry. You can speed up the drying time by using a fan or hair dryer.
Once dry, admire your beautiful planets! You can add to this craft by making a bunch of different Earths, using a single hole punch to punch a hole on top, and threading a string through to make a garland. (We didn't do this because mom was tired, but you can! 😉 )
I kind of love the print that is leftover on the paper towel, too! You could cut out this circle as part of your craft.
Earth Day Cookies
Add some extra fun to your Earth Day craft and make these gorgeous and delicious Earth Day cookies!
Optional: Earth Day Learning
If you want to incorporate a little bit of learning into your Earth Day craft, here are some fun, age appropriate discussion questions and Earth facts.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. This holiday was created to show appreciation for our planet and the environment. Earth Day is like a birthday party for the Earth!
Earth Day Questions (Talk about these while your kids are creating!)
- If you could visit anywhere on Earth, where would you go?
- What's your favorite thing to do outside?
- What's something we can do as a family to make Earth more beautiful?
- What kind of plant would you most like to plant?
- What is your favorite food that comes from the Earth? (Give examples if needed)
10 Ways You Can Help the Earth
- Turn off the lights when you're not using them
- Save leftovers
- Be nice to worms and bugs
- Share a book
- Plant a tree
- Use both sides of your paper
- Save water
- Clean up trash
- Walk or ride bikes to close places
Looking for more ideas? Check out our post on 101 Things to Do With Kids This Year!