Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Earth Day Coffee Filter & Handprint Art

Monday, April 16, 2012

Earth Day Coffee Filter & Handprint Art


Earth Day is April 22nd.
How are you celebrating and/or preparing your kids?

We talk often about things like recycling,
saving water, conserving electricity and not wasting paper.
But I like to celebrate Earth Day &
spend time to bring awareness to the things we don't often talk about
like endangered animals, the rain forest and pollution
(aside from throwing trash in the garbage bin and not on the floor).


We read the book
and talked about ways the Lil Divas could help the earth.
I really wanted them to understand that we can all make a difference,
that little hands & little things can add up to BIG things!

Then we made some 
Coffee Filter Earth Art

What You Need:
coffee filters
blue & green markers
water
construction paper 
scissors

What To Do:
1. Color the earth on your coffee filter
- this doesn't have to be perfect which is the best part.


2. Take some water (we used a spray bottle) 
and spray onto the coffee filter to blend the colors.

I used a tray to keep the mess contained.

3. Fold a piece of construction paper in half
& trace handprint at fold (see below). 

4. Cut out handprint but make sure to keep fingertips intact -
this will give you a heart in the middle of the handprints.


5. Glue coffee filter onto blue construction paper.


6. Glue handprint on top of earth & add words I and earth onto hands.


Have kids write about why they love the earth 
and how they can help it.

 Need more ideas? 
Check out our other Earth Day activities! 

Bern

11 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this idea! It looks great!

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  2. I love this idea! I love how it turned out. Gotta get a extra spray bottle while I am out and about today.

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  3. oh my goodness! what a great idea! I've been searching for an easy and fun earth day craft! We will totally be doing this! thanks so much for sharing! and btw.. I'm a new follower and super excited about it ;-)

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  4. This is such an awesome idea! LOVE it!! You are so creative, Bern!

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  5. Love this! Don't coffee filters make such a fantastic canvas?

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  6. This just might be our playschool Earth Day craft. Thanks!!
    Here is our offering this week: Fox Tails--http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/enchanted-childhood-playschool-april.html

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  7. I love how you made the hands into a heart! So cool!

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  8. oh, i love this!! Great job - we might just have to make a few of these ourselves

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  9. Wow, this is a terrific idea on so many levels. Great craft to share with Afterschool. By the way, we read this book this week too.

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  10. Loving all your science experiment posts. I work with K-3 special education students and these are perfect for us :) :) :)

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  11. Love! Just did this with my 2 year old Noah and it was fun!!

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