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4.15.2009

From The Archives: Earth Day Craft



Inspired by our re-used no-spill paint cups, we decided to do a project to make the most of this teachable moment about recycling. This project also doubles as a skill builder for preschoolers
(painting inside the circle).

Gather Your Materials:
blank white paper
pen
blue & green washable tempera paint
glitter


Instructions:
~Create the earth "template" by turning a bowl upside down and tracing a circle on the paper. ~Write "Keep Our Earth Sparkling" on the page.
~Paint the sea blue (if you want to emphasize skill building, encourage them to stay inside the earth's circle)
~Paint the earth green
~While still wet, sprinkle with a little glitter
~Let dry

Use this project to educate your kids about why we want to keep our earth sparkling and the benefits or recycling. You can point out the kinds of things we can and cannot (not yet anyway) recycle. And maybe even let them walk a few items to the recycle bin!


Happy Crafting!

4 comments:

  1. Michelle,
    I always LOVE your craft ideas. Thanks! I also wanted you to know that I mentioned you in my posting for today. I'm not a SUPER blogger like you and many others moms/ladies, but continue to enjoy yours. I'd love for you to check it out. Visit http://babytysinger.blogspot.com. Thanks and have a great day! -- Teresa

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  2. Michelle, I just added this to our Earth Day post. Fun idea!

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  3. Fun! Our MOPS group's theme this month is Living Green, so more than likely I'll be linking this post. I write for our local MOPS blog, so I get to share lots of the fun ideas I find while blogging!

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  4. Perfect project for Maddie, thank you!

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