The Best Smush Paint Earth Day Craft for Kids

This smush paint Earth Day craft is such a fun activity for kids. It’s a simple art project that can be completed at home or school. You can have a discussion about the importance of Earth Day and why it’s celebrated. Thankfully, this craft only requires a few supplies that you may already have at home. Let’s get started!

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Supplies for Smush Paint Earth Day Craft

  • White cardstock
  • Plate or bowl
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Jumbo storage slider bag
  • Scissors
  • Plastic wrap (optional)


  1. First, add drops of blue and green paint randomly on white cardstock. Your child can make a pattern with the drops of paint or place them anywhere on the cardstock.
  2. Next, carefully place the cardstock inside of a jumbo storage slider bag then close it. Note: You can use a gallon storage bag, but you will have to trim the cardstock to fit inside of the bag. Also, if you don’t want to use a storage bag, place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the paint.
  3. Now it’s time to have fun! Let your child use their hands to smush the paint inside of the bag. Carefully move the paint around so that the paint blends to resemble Earth.
  4. Once your child is finished, carefully remove the painted cardstock from the storage bag then set it aside to dry.
  5. Finally, place a plate or large bowl on top of the painted cardstock then use a pencil to trace the object. Cut out the circle to reveal your smush paint Earth Day craft.

Watch the video below to see how I made this smush paint Earth Day craft. 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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