Earth Day Craft!

by Maplelea Staff April 21, 2020 1 min read 1 Comment

Did you know that Earth Day on April 22 this year is it's 50th anniversary? Since we are all practicing social distancing and doing new and fun things at home during this time, why not make a cool new craft? Here are some fun instructions for a paper mache earth! 

What do you need? 

  • Regular white glue 
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Bowl

Instructions:

    1. Cover a flat surface (table) with newspaper or a washable table cloth to keep it safe and clean.
    2. Mix about 1/4 cup of glue and a small amount of water in a medium-sized bowl. The mixture should be runny.
    3. Tear newspaper into small strips.
    4. Blow up your balloon to your desired Earth size. (Tip: place a blown-up balloon—tied end down—in a small bowl to keep it steady)
    5. Dip the strips of newspaper into the glue mixture and after each dip, run it between two of your fingers to remove excess.
    6. Cover your balloon entirely with wet strips. Smooth out any bumps or bubbles gently. Allow the balloons to fully dry (maybe even overnight) before heading to the next step.
    7. Paint your balloons to look like Earth, using blue and green paints. Make sure you include all the continents! 


1 Response

Thea C

April 30, 2020

Just an excellent collection of ideas on your List and this particular project is a good one to get to know a little about the planet Earth and where our country is found in relation to other continents. Excellent photos too.

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