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Earth Day Craft for Children’s Ministry: New Life With Jesus

Earth Day craft

God’s creation is amazing. So is his free gift of eternal life through Jesus! Celebrate both in your Sunday school classes and children’s church with this fun Earth Day craft.

For this craft, you’ll get to clean up your supply closet and recycle leftovers. Plus, kids will learn about having a new life with Jesus! So enjoy “creating” this Earth Day craft with your little learners.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • green paper plates
  • blue play dough
  • various recyclables and extra craft supplies (toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, old bolts and screws, colored craft sticks, pompom balls, chenille wires, and so on)
  • permanent markers

Earth Day Craft: Salvage and Recycle

Say: This week we’re celebrating Earth Day. It’s a day set aside to appreciate and care for God’s creation. One thing we can do to care for the earth is recycle. That helps make the earth’s resources last longer. Recycling goes back pretty far in history. In fact, the Bible says Jesus recycled us!

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17.


  • What do you think are some old things Jesus gets rid of in us?
  • How has Jesus transformed you into something amazing?

Say: Today we’re going to recycle and repurpose old things to make a new creation. 

To begin this Earth Day craft, have kids roll the play dough into a ball and press it flat onto the center of the plate. Then kids can create their salvage sculptures by arranging supplies into the play dough base.

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