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Coffee Filter Planet Earth Day Craft for Kids

Coffee Filter Planet Earth Day Craft for Kids

This coffee filter planet Earth craft is a great Earth Day craft for kids.

This coffee filter planet Earth craft is a great for Earth Day craft or a planets unit study. Our oldest was obsessed with planets a couple of years ago and we did a lot of crafts like this. This activity is a super easy and inexpensive craft to do with kids on Earth Day.

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This coffee filter planet Earth craft is a great Earth Day craft for kids.

Earth Day Craft for Kids

Earth Day is celebrated by millions of people around the world. It’s a time to promote awareness for the health of our environment. It is never too early to begin teaching children how to take care of our planet and this fun Earth Day craft is a great way to introduce children to the fragility of our planet.

I’m not a coffee drinker, tea is my thing, but I keep a supply of coffee filters with our craft supplies for fun crafts like this one.

Before you get started on this Planet Earth Craft, be sure to check these other Earth Day Activities:

Make these fun Earth Day Cookies!

And, check out these fun Springtime Jokes for Kids!

Earth Day Cookies

How to Make Recycled Bird Feeders

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Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft


  • Coffee filters
  • Blue marker
  • Green marker
  • Spray bottle


1. Color the coffee filter with the blue marker and green marker. Remind kids that Earth is made up of a lot more water, so they will want to color more blue than green. We started by coloring most of the coffee filter with blue and then went back and added some green. As you can see in the picture, you don’t have to be neat or stay in the lines when coloring this.

This coffee filter planet Earth craft is a great Earth Day craft.

2. Spray coffee filter with water. until the coffee filter is saturated. We did this outside, so that the colored water could drip on the ground. You could also do it over the sink, just rinse the sink immediately after you finish the project. As you are spraying the coffee filter, the colors are running and combining. You might need to rotate the coffee filter as you are spraying to get all the entire surface.

Related Article: Earth Day Activities for Kids and Free Printables

This coffee filter Planet Earth craft is a great Earth Day craft for kids.

3. Lay the coffee filter out to dry.

As you can see, each one is unique based on how much green was added and how the colors ran together.

Pro Tips

1. Coffee filter crafts like this are super easy, super inexpensive, and super easy to set up. If you are huge coffee drinker, or crafter, and want to get a great deal on coffee filters, you can order them online. It brings the filters down to 3 cents per filter.

2. Need markers but don’t want to go to the store? Grab markers online and save time.

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Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.

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  • I loved making this craft but would love any suggestions on how I could do this for a class. The ink got on my hands and desk when I layed it out to dry. A little messy for 21 kids! Thanks!

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