Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day craft

To celebrate our beautiful planet, we did a coffee filter craft. C and R had fun with this simple project.

First, flatten a coffee filter and color it with blue and green washable markers. Don't color the entire surface, just scribble across the filter. Also, try to avoid coloring too much in one spot because the filter will tear. Then, using a spray bottle, lightly spray the coffee filter. I let C and R spray the filters 3 or 4 times. If you spray too much, the filter will take forever to dry and will probably fall apart.
C and R loved the spray bottles I bought for them at the dollar store.

The colors will spread and blend together.

Glue the dry Earth onto a black piece of paper and use a white crayon to make stars in space.

The final product is neat and really does look like Earth in space.


Homeschool Friend said...

NEAT idea! And simple too! We'll be making these!

Thank you for sharing!

Michelle said...

They came out so nice...we will be making these too!

Jen said...

Hello! My name is Jen and this is my first visit to your blog. I like what I see! I have two princesses at home who enjoy being superheroes, too!
Looking forward to stopping by again. Love the Earth activity!

Creative and Curious Kids!

God's Shining Stars

Sandy said...

That looks really great!

I have an award for you!

Michelle said...

We got to make these the other day and they turned out great...thank you again for the great idea!