Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. It activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Enjoy this year’s Earth Day with our crafts, activities and games appropriate for the whole family!

Activities and Games

Earth Day Activities by DLTK

Earth Day Activities by DLTK [Pictured]

Environmental Jeopardy by Earth Day Network

Earth Day Activities by Kaboose

10 Ways to Make Earth Day Mean Something by Martha Stewart


Recycling Crafts and Decor

Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads

Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads by Infarrantly Creative [Pictured]

Cereal Box Crafts: Postcards by Infarrantly Creative

Cereal Box Crafts: Kids Art Display by Infarrantly Creative

Tin Can Caddy :: Tutorial by Cynthia Shaffer

DIY Centerpieces Made Out of Egg Cartons and Vintage Buttons by Intimate Weddings

Plastic Bottle Wreath Tweaked by Michelle Made Me

Candy Wrapper Chain by Michelle Made Me (be sure to check out the whole series!)

Recycled Roses Wreath by Alisa Burke (See Michelle Made Me’s newspaper version)

How to Turn a Soda Can into a Spring Flower Brooch by Craft Stylish

Crafts: Coffee Ground Fossils by Kaboose Funschool

Glowing Flowers Votive by Making Friends

25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home

25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home by Martha Stewart [Pictured]

Free Recycling Crafts eBook by FaveCrafts

Comic Book Necklace Pendant DIY by Punk Projects

Egg Shell Mosaic Vase by Crafts by Amanda

Popsicle Bracelets by Suzy’s Sitcom

Handprint Trees Wrapped Canvas by Come Together Kids

Coffee Filter Trees by Dilly-Dally Art

Let ‘Em Eat Dirt! by The Seven Year Cottage

Bird Feeder Kid Craft by Savvy Southern Sisters

Magazine Waste Basket by Cut Out + Keep

Earth Day Crafts by Kaboose


Lists and Roundups

Cardboard Tubes ReCrafted

View the Flickr Group Cardboard Tubes ReCrafted [Pictured]

Home and Garden Recycling Crafts by Craft Gossip

14 Offbeat Green Cleaning & Personal Care Recipes by Web Ecoist

Happy Earth Day (2010) by Tatertots & Jello

Toy Story Wall Art

Recycled Crafts by Craft Gossip [Pictured]

Green Crafting by FaveCrafts

Toys From Trash

Everything “Upcycle” by Mich L. in L.A.

Everything Earth Day at Make and Takes

Earth Day Treats by Craft Gossip

Green Crafts by The Go Green Blog

Frugal Seed Starts by Dollar Store Mom


Previous Dollar Store Crafts Tutorials

Coffee Bag Flower Necklace

Make a Recycled Coffee Bag Flower Necklace

Make Paper Out of Dryer Lint

Make Recycled Water Bottle Flowers

Unique Gift Box — Recycled!

Recycling Challenge: 14 Great Projects

Lots o’ links: 28 Stashbusting Projects

Everything “Recycle” on DSC!


Need to Bust That Stash?

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Wait! Don’t Throw It Out!
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Freecycle™ lets people “recycle” things no longer used, but too good to throw out. The goal is to find a good home for things otherwise headed for the landfill.

Get rid of stuff you don’t need like: Appliances, Bicycles, Books, Clothes, Construction Materials, Craft and Hobby Supplies, Furniture, Gardening Tools, Plants, Sports Equipment, Toys, And More!

The site is free and open to everyone. Find your local group at

Download the poster to share with your community [Freecycle Flyer PDF]

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