Easy Earth Day craft with cardboard and tissue paper:
I suppose both of my Earth Day crafts for kids should have been published early in the day, but here it is after 10 pm, and I’m just getting down to writing this post now. Earlier today, I shared last year’s “Earth Day smoosh painting project. It’s a mess-free way to paint with toddlers, and it’s a really fun process.
This year we made another simple Earth Day craft using cardboard and tissue paper.
Before we began, I talked to the Hooligans about the significance of Earth Day. We looked at a coffee table book that I have, called Heaven and Earth, which is filled with gorgeous photographs that are taken either through a microscope or a telescope. We studied the way Earth looks from outer-space, noting the greens, blues and whites, and talking about what each colour might represent.
And then they got to work!
Our supplies for our Earth day craft:
- Cardboard circles
- Tissue paper – blue, green (and white, if necessary)
The tissue paper was cut into squares approx 2 inches x 2 inches. Because our cardboard was white, we didn’t require white tissue paper. I knew that because of their ages, these hooligans wouldn’t cover the entire surface of their circles. There would be white showing through to as the clouds and snow.
They brushed a layer of white glue onto their circles, and then stuck down their squares of tissue paper. Some chose to lay their squares of tissue flat, while some chose to crumple their squares before sticking them down.
When their projects were dry, I asked the hooligans to think about what we had discussed earlier, and to name a few things they could do to help protect our planet and keep it healthy, and I wrote each hooligan’s answers on the back of his or her project.
Happy Earth Day!
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