I love how these earth day crafts & writing prompts turned out and I wanted to share them with you. They are easy to make and create a nice classroom display.
There are 2 different methods for creating the earth:
Method 1 – Newspaper
Cut newspaper into circles to represent the earth.
Give each student a circle plus 2 crumpled up pieces of newspaper. Have them dip one crumpled piece of newspaper in the green paint and use it to dab on areas of land to their circle. Then have them dip the other crumpled piece of newspaper in the blue paint and fill in the rest of the circle to represent the water.
Method 2 – Coffee Filters
spray bottle filled with water
Have each student color a flattened coffee filter with green and blue washable markers to resemble the earth.
Then have them spray the middle with 2-3 squirts of water and watch the water spread and the colors run together. It is important not to let them spray too much water!
Making the Universe
While the earth crafts are drying, students can make the universe.
black construction paper
Splatter paint pieces of black construction paper with white paint to represent a star-filled universe. Have students dip the toothbrush in the white paint and run their thumbs over the bristles to splatter the paint onto the paper.
While the art projects are drying, have students complete writing prompts about the earth. I have used the following with this craftivity:
I love the earth because…
I help the earth by…
Glue the earth craft onto the black universe. (Optional) Have students glue a heart shape on the earth. Attach the writing prompt or hang it by their craft on your display.
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