How to Make an Earth Suncatcher Craft for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with this simple Earth suncatcher craft. All you need are a few supplies including my free Earth template. This is a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schoolers and older kids. You can decorate your windows or sliding glass doors. Make this easy art project to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

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Supplies for Earth Suncatcher Craft

  • Black cardstock
  • Clear contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Recycled tissue paper
  • Earth template
supplies for Earth suncatcher craft for kids


  1. First, download and print the FREE Earth template then cut. If you have a cutting machine, choose your favorite Earth image in your design space then cut. Set aside.
  2. Next, allow your child to select the tissue paper colors they want to use to make their suncatcher. We decided to use different shades of green and blue. Then cut the tissue paper into small pieces. If you’re not comfortable with your child using scissors, let them tear the tissue paper by hand.
  3. Cut a piece of clear contact paper that is larger than the Earth template then peel off the backing. Carefully place your Earth outline on top of the contact paper. Your child will need help with this step.
  4. Cover the inside of the Earth with the tissue paper pieces.
  5. Carefully peel off the back of another contact paper and place it on top of the Earth, sticky side down. Smooth it out to get rid of any creases or bubbles. Your child may need help with this step.
  6. Finally, cut out the Earth suncatcher. Use double-sided tape to stick to a window or sliding glass door.

Watch the video below to see how I made this Earth suncatcher craft to celebrate Earth Day with your family. 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

Looking for easy and engaging Earth Day activities for home or school? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

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