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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day Crafts and Books for Kids

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Craft: Earth 'Person' Mobile - we have a few mobiles already hanging around our house so I knew that I wanted something different for our Earth Day Craft. If you've been around for a bit you know I'm a sucker for hand/foot prints so I decided to incorporate the two things & make an Earth Person using the Lil Divas actual hand & foot prints that could hang as a mobile. On each hand/foot the Lil Divas drew a way the could help the earth. It turned out really cute & was very personal which I LOVED!

What You Need:
1 small paper plate
blue paint
green tissue paper (cut into small squares)
small brown paper bag
construction paper (choice color)
hole puncher

What To Do:

1. Paint the small paper plate blue & discuss that the earth is made up mostly of water

2. Show a picture of the earth and using the green tissue paper form areas of land - be sure to remind them there should be more blue (water) than green (land).

3. Allow plate to dry

4. Trace & cut out the child's hands & feet on construction paper (choice colors)

5. Brainstorm/discuss ways we can help the earth & then have the child pick 4 things to draw - 1 on each hand & foot cut out

6. Cut 4 long strips from the paper bag and fold accordian style for arms & legs.

7. Attach the hand/foot prints to the strips and then attach the 4 strips to the paper plate to form arms & legs as shown below.

8. Punch a hole at the top of the paper plate & tie string/yarn.

9. Display & enjoy your Earth Person Mobile!

Part of this craft was inspired by an Earth Day Mobile posted by my lovely friend & fellow crafting mama Aimee over at Classified Mom - thanks for the inspiration Aimee!

Happy Earth Day!


  1. VERY cute! Happy Earth Day to YOU and thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  2. I am so sorry for you loss! What a week! The craft turned out so well! I love your books! JDaniel loves Biscuit. We will have to look for that one.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Read.Explore.Learn.

  3. Cute craft idea...and I love the I Can Save the Earth book, that's a favorite around here!

  4. A lovely way to celebrate earth day! Love the use of hands and feet!!!

    Another Thank You for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!


  5. Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! You found quite a nice variety of Earth Day books! The cover for Michael Recyle intrigues me! Sorry to hear about your personal challenges this week - kudos to you for putting your kids first!

  6. I love that you take the time to really get your girls involved in Earth Day. Do you do this with most of the "awareness" days?

  7. Thanks for the craft ideas and books! Even my 11 month old son loved the buscuit books. He obviously doesn't get earth day yet but still want to include him on everything we do.

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