Are you trying to explain to your students what the Earth looks like? This Paper Plate Earth Craft is a perfect way! Explaining to your students about the Earth can be confusing. It’s round? It’s how big? There’s how much water? These are all valid questions that your students will ask. Creating a craft that explains some of these questions is a great visual for your children! One of the best things about this planet craft is that it’s really simple while also being educational. It’s such a fun project to add to your Earth Day Activities and there are so many learning opportunities that you can add with it as well.
How To Make A Paper Plate Earth Craft:
- Paper Plates
- Green and Blue Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brush
- Card Stock
- Black Marker
- Sting or Yarn
Before your students make this paper plate craft, download and print out the Earth template on card stock. (click on the pencil below to print!) Next, cut out the template. I give prepare one template for each table or group of four students.
How To Make:
To begin making this Earth craft, your students will trace the template onto the bottom or round side of a paper plate with a pencil. They will then use a black marker to trace over the pencil.
Next, your students will paint the Earth with the green and blue watercolor paint. If your don’t have watercolors, you can thin green and blue paint by adding a little water to it.
After the paint dries completely, attach a piece of string or fishing line to the top of the Earth by poking a hole in the plate or using a piece of clear tape.
Hang around these simple Paper Plate Earth Crafts around your classroom for a simple and festive decoration for Earth Day!
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