This tissue paper planet earth is an easy Earth Day craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
If you’re looking for last minute crafts for Earth Day to do at preschool or home, this tissue paper Earth is terrific. It’s a quick and simple activity to do while you talk to your kids about taking care of our planet. You an even do the little “question and answer” activity when your child has finished making his/her Earth, and record their answers on the back of the project.
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.
We also talked about what we can do to take care of our Earth. We talked about how composting, recycling and using our rain barrel, and we brainstormed all the ways we can be kind to our planet.
And then the hooligans got to work.
Supplies for our Earth day craft:
- Cardboard circles or paper plates
- blue and green tissue paper (cut into 2×2 squares)
I gave each child an “Earth” cut out of white cardboard and supplied them with a bunch of tissue paper squares.
The kids 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, and others crumpled their tissue paper before sticking them down.
Even the baby got in on the action.
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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