Alcohol Ink Earth Day Craft

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This Earth Day craft doesn’t necessarily do anything noteworthy for the planet, however, as art so often does, it provokes thought.

Whether you use these alcohol ink tiles as coasters, wall art, or just random conversation pieces, seeing nature-inspired art can serve as a reminder to be mindful of our home.

Earth Day craft ideas - Alcohol ink on tiles

We’re All In This Together

While our planet deserves celebration and care every day, it’s a wonderful tradition to celebrate Earth Day.

Planting trees, picking up litter, building bird houses, composting, and tending gardens are just a few of the plethora of things to do to show mother nature some love.

Earth Day Craft - abstract alcohol ink art on tile

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 193 countries. It’s beautiful to see environmental protection as a unifying act.

Earth Day Craft

Add this fun Earth Day craft to the list of things you can do! Making alcohol ink tiles is a great activity for a rainy day indoors.

Earth Day craft - Alcohol ink on tile

You can draw any nature scene, acorns, flowers, or the whole planet. For this tutorial, I drew an abstract picture of earth and a whimsical tree.

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Yield: 1 tile

Earth Day Alcohol Ink Tiles

Alcohol Ink Earth Day craft

These are perfect for Earth Day crafts or for any time you want to celebrate our beautiful planet! Kids can do them, too! Just make sure they're supervised and wearing their 'get messy' craft clothes. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 3-5 bottles Adirondack Alcohol Ink, in a variety of colors
  • 1 bottle Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  • 1 ceramic tile, any size
  • 1-2 Sharpie permanent marker, in preferred thickness and color
  • 4 felt stickers


  • 1 paint brush, fine tip


  1. With the tile face down, apply felt stickers to each corner.
  2. Make sure the front of the tile is clean and dry.
  3. Use the Sharpie permanent marker to draw minimalistic nature designs--the simpler, the better. Go over your lines to make sure they're about 3-5 mm thick.
  4. Apply the blending solution with a fine tip brush to the inside of your image--or wherever you want to add color. Be sure to stay at least 1 mm away from your marker line, or it will bleed, and the alcohol ink will run through it. (Sometimes this is awesome and creates something unexpected and neat!)
  5. Add droplets of alcohol ink to the areas with blending solution. Be mindful of your color choices because they will mix. (Too many colors will create a dark mess.)
  6. If areas are not getting colored, try using a toothpick to drag the ink to those blank spots.
  7. Once the inside of your image is colored, apply blending solution to your background and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  8. When you're satisfied with your creation, allow it to dry on a flat surface.


If you make any mistakes, use a cotton swab with a few drops of blending solution as an eraser. If you prefer to do a full reset, you can apply several drops of blending solution directly to the tile and wipe it clean.

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Abstract alcohol ink art - tree on tile for Earth Day

To finish the sides of the tiles, you can color them with Sharpie markers or use alcohol ink. I like creating a “gallery wrapped” look by using the same colors to overlap the edges.

Earth Day craft ideas

Coming up next are some really pretty alcohol ink flowers you can make to give as Mother’s Day gifts!

Do you make an Earth Day craft every year?

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  1. Okay, this is so neat! I have never head of alcool ink before and I love how it turned out. I am going to have to pick up supplies and make it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so cool and the perfect answer to me dying eggs with my little ones and with my teen! This is the perfect way to get them all involved without it being too babyish!

  3. These Earth Day Alcohol Ink Tiles would be a fun and interesting craft to do with my daughter. She is very artistic but I don’t think she ever did anything like this.

  4. I can’t wait to try out this fun craft project with my teen girls. Thanks for the awesome blog post about the idea.

  5. We don’t do an Earth Day craft every year but since it falls on my birthday we try to incorporate something outdoorsy like a hike or simple walk in the park.Being out there amidst the beautiful trees and lakes makes you feel more connected to the earth and makes it easy to want to do your best to take care of it.

  6. I really love this design. My husband asked for alcohol inks for Christmas, and has been working on floral designs. I’m excited to show him this Earth Day design!

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