What you need:
- a plastic bag that can be sealed (I used Ikea bags)
- a paper plate
- green and blue paint
- put the paint on the paper plate (I put a little more blue than green as there is more water than land)
- place the paper plate (very carefully) into the plastic bag and seal it
- seal the bag
Your child will know what to do right away, I'm sure. If not, tell him or her to press and see how the paint will move everywhere.
E. realised how much more she can spread the paint with the edge of her hand.
The first plate had too much paint on so we pressed it against another paper plate. Although it is called a MESS-FREE painting method, with this change everything became grubby.
I used leftover baby paint so it was easy to clean up.
E. enjoyed it so much we needed to paint one more Earth.
Here is the final result:
Another activity was dot-marker painting of Planet Earth. Click here to download it for free.
We ended up writing the numbers and Earth next the Globe. E. traced my numbers and letters. This is her new "hobby". As you can see she stamped some hearts all around Earth, because:
- I love you Mommy, and the Earth, too.
You can find more ideas of Earth day fun and crafts on my Pinterest board.