Are you looking for a fun Earth Day activities for your kids? Use the free template to make this Earth Day Handprint Craft! It’s not only creative craft to create for the holiday, but it’s also a great way for your children to develop their fine motor skills.
Earth Day Handprint Craft:
When tracing the Earth with black glue, painting with watercolors, and tracing their hands, your kids will be developing their fine motor skills. Through the development of their fine motor skills, they will improve their hand and eye coordination, finger muscle strength, and much more!
Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?
Fine motor skills are all the things that children do that involve the coordination between small muscles with their eyes. From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.
Getting Ready To Make The Earth Day Handprint Craft:
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What Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Watercolor Paints
- Red Card Stock
- Glue Stick
- Skin Tone Colored Card Stock
Not only is this simple paper plate craft easy for kids to create, but it’s also inexpensive so you can make it with your class, homeschool co-op, after-school program, or the children in your child care center. You can get all of the supplies that you need to make this craft from the Dollar Tree.
This Earth Day craft requires very little preparation too. To get the black glue ready, open the top of a bottle of glue that is half empty. Next, squirt some black paint into the bottle, put the lid back on, and shake well.
Then, download and print the Earth template. (click on the pencil below) Finally, make copies of the template for each one of your kids.
How To Make The Earth Day Handprint Craft:
To begin making this Earth Day craft, your kids will trace the outline of the Earth with the black glue. After the glue dries completely, they will cut out the Earth.
Next, your children will use watercolors to paint the Earth blue and green. After the paint dries completely, they will cut out a small heart from a piece of red card stock and glue it onto the Earth. You can also use pre-cut, red foam hearts that have an adhesive back.
Finally, your kids will trace their hands on skin tone colored card stock and cut them out. They will then glue the Earth onto the hands.
(Hint: To make a simpler version of this craft, your students can just color the Earth instead of using the black glue and watercolor paints.)
This Earth Day Handprint Craft is a creative craft for your kids to create to celebrate the up-coming holiday!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this Earth Day craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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