Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft

Make this Earth Day craft using tissue paper saved from gifts. Please, don't tell me I'm the only one with a hoard of slightly crumpled tissue paper salvaged from gift bags and boxes? Oh good, that makes me feel better. It provides the perfect teachable moment with younger kids about reusing and re-purposing items in honor of Earth Day. It's also a fun project for preschoolers learning about planets and space!

Learn how to make a tissue paper Earth craft with the kids!

One of the things I love about this activity, is you can easily modify it for toddlers too (even if all they want to do is rip, rip, rip). Preschoolers and kindergartners can practice scissor skills and gluing, but you can prepare all the supplies ahead of time if needed.

Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft

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Gather your supplies for this Earth Day craft activity.

White paper
Blue tissue paper
Green tissue paper
Glue stick (regular glue could be used as well)


Start this kids craft by cutting out a circle.
Either cut out a circle from the white paper or draw one for the kids to cut out. My five year old daughter loves to practice her scissor skills and showing me how well she can keep the scissors “on the road” as she cuts out shapes.

Have the kids rip up tissue paper.

Next, have the children rip up the blue and green tissue paper in various sizes. You could cut squares ahead of time if you need to prep a few sets of this activity. It's actually good practice for little kids to rip paper with their fingers though!

This Earth Day craft is fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

Then use the glue stick to apply glue all over the white paper circle.

Stick the blue and green tissue paper onto the white circle. The blue is water and the green is land. If you want to draw an outline for the continents as a guide for your child you can. You can let them apply the tissue paper where ever they want or show them a picture of Earth and talk about what they see.

Let it dry then you can hang it on the wall or however you display your children's art work.

This is an easy Earth Day craft that kids can do mostly on their own and makes them feel proud of their creations. It's an excellent opportunity to work on scissor skills and appropriate use of glue. Plus, it is always fun to rip paper and not get in trouble! To make this a learning activity, you can talk with your child about planets, the continents, reusing items, and recycling.

What are your favorite Earth Day activities for kids?

This fun Tissue Paper Earth is the perfect kids craft for Earth Day or for learning about planets. It's an easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Save up tissue paper from gifts to make this Earth Day craft for kids! (Perfect way to teach children about reusing and repurposing items.)

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