Grab the shaving cream, and head to the craft table! Your preschoolers will love this Marbled Earth Day craft! It smells great, it looks fabulous and the process is downright magical!
Earth Day is April 22nd, and the hooligans have been busy in the craft room. Our latest Earth Day craft uses shaving cream and liquid watercolours to create the look of a satellite image of our planet.
No liquid watercolours? No worries!
If you don’t have liquid watercolours, don’t worry! You can use food colour instead.
If you’ve been following along with us for a while, you may have seen us use this art technique before. It’s one of our favourites here in my daycare. The process is fun and easy and fascinating.
You can watch the how-to video here:
- Shaving Cream
- Blue and Green Liquid Watercolours or Food Colour
- Baking Sheet
- White Cardboard or Card Stock
- Stir Stick
- Scraper (i.e. expired gift card, piece of cardboard)
- Squirt shaving cream on to a baking sheet and smooth it out.
- Drip colours onto shaving cream and swirl through well with stir stick.
- Press cardboard or card stock into shaving cream.
- Lift it away and place it on a flat surface and scrape off shaving cream with your scraper to reveal your marbled earth.
If you have kids who love a good sensory experience when they’re crafting and creating, this project will be a hit!
Pop over to CBC Parents to see our step-by-step photos and instructions.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
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