Easy Cardboard Nature Crown That Kids Will Love

Making a cardboard nature crown is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. This activity will encourage children to spend time outdoors by collecting items for their crown as well as using their imagination. We had so much fun exploring our yard and searching for twigs, leaves and other items. My little one also enjoyed watching birds fly by and looking at squirrels run around the tree. Spend some quality time with your family by making a cardboard nature crown and discussing the importance of Earth Day.

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Supplies for Cardboard Nature Crown

  • Recycled cardboard (one from a snack box or cereal box works the best)
  • Scissors
  • Twigs, leaves, flowers and acorns
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Tape
  • Bucket or basket
supplies for cardboard nature crown for kids, Earth Day craft for kids


  1. First, go outside and collect a bucket or basket full of nature items including twigs, leaves, acorns or flowers.
  2. Next, collapse your recycled cardboard box then use scissors to cut two long strips.
  3. Measure the circumference of your child’s head to see how long your cardboard strips needs to be. Then tape the strips into a circle to create the crown.
  4. Finally, allow your child to pick the items they want to add to their cardboard nature crown. Then use a hot glue gun to add the nature items to the crown. Allow your child to dictate where each item is placed on their crown but make sure they do not touch the hot glue gun.

The first time I made a cardboard nature crown with my kids was a few years ago. I love both styles of the cardboard nature crowns. Look how much my little one has grown. He looks adorable in both cardboard nature crowns.

Watch the video below to see how I made this cardboard nature crown to celebrate Earth Day. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

You can find these adorable books about Earth Day on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • The Seeking Tree by Jodi Dee
  • Save the Scraps by Bethany Stahl
  • The EARTH Book by Todd Parr
  • I Love Earth by Little Hippo Book
  • The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess
  • We Are All Connected by Gabi Garcia
  • Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
  • My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Our Planet! There’s No Place Like Earth by Stacy McAnulty
  • What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French

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