Are you looking for a creative Earth Day craft for your kids to make? This Puffy Paint Earth Craft for Kids is not only fun to create but can be educational too.
Puffy Paint Earth Craft:
Making the homemade puffy paint is one of the reasons why this Earth Day craft is so fun to create! It’s easy for kids to make by themselves and great to use as paint. You only need three, inexpensive ingredients which makes it perfect to create with a group of kids in a classroom, childcare center, or homeschool co-op.
Getting Ready To Make The Puffy Paint Earth Craft:
- 1 Cup of School Glue
- 1 to 2 Cups of Shaving Cream
- Blue Food Coloring
- Green Food Coloring
- Large Bowl
- Small Cups or Bowls
- Mixing Spoon
- Paper Plate
- White Card Stock
- Earth Template
To prepare to make this craft, click on the pencil below to download and print the Earth template. I like to print the template on white card stock because it is easier for kids to use when tracing. After printing the template, cut the continents out. If you are creating this craft with a group of children, you make want a few templates.
How To Make The Puffy Paint Earth Craft:
In a large bowl, whisk together glue and shaving cream until the ingredients are combined.
After mixing the shaving cream and glue together, separate the mixture into two small cups or bowls. Next, add a few drops of blue food coloring to one cup and gently stir to combine the ingredients. Then, add a few drops of green food coloring to the other cup and gently stir to mix the ingredients together. If you don’t have green food coloring, you can mix blue and yellow together to create green. (What a great lesson for kids!)
Next, trace the Earth template onto a paper plate. You can want to tape the template onto the paper plate so it is easier for young children to trace. If you don’t want to use the Earth template, your kids can draw the continents too.
After trace the Earth, use a paint brush to paint the continents green. Then, use another paint brush to paint the oceans.
To extend the activity, your kids can attach the paper plate to a piece of paper and label the parts of Earth including the continents, oceans, and poles.
This Puffy Paint Earth Craft is a fun and creative art project for kids to make in celebration of Earth Day or when learning about the parts of Earth.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this Earth Day craft for later? Pin this to crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the Earth template!