We have been making quite a few Earth crafts lately and I thought it would be a good idea to add a nice kid-made art decor to the mix. This is how I came up with this handprint Earth Day art project. Both my boys helped with the project and we have it now displayed above the fireplace.
It can be a fun Earth Day classroom activity for all the kids to make together or individually.
Handprint Earth Day art project
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- white cardstock paper
- contact paper
- green and blue craft paint
- black marker
Step 1: Start by deciding how big you want your Earth art to be and cut out the white cardstock paper. We have a white frame that we usually use for our kids holiday crafts that go above the fireplace so I wanted our project to fit this frame.
Step 2: Cut out enough contact paper to fit your cardstock paper and use a big round container (we used a big plastic bowl) to draw a circle in the middle of the contact paper. Cut out the circle and stick the contact paper to the cardstock paper. Here is a trick to make it easier to have the contact paper centered on the cardstock paper. Use your big round container to draw a circle on the white cardstock paper. When sticking the contact paper on the white paper, try to align the two circles.
Step 3: Now it’s time to create the Earth with green and blue handprints.
Step 4: Once Earth has been created, peel off the contact paper. Do it right away, rather than wait until the paint has dried. Otherwise there is a chance that paint from your Earth will peel off together with the contact paper.
Step 5: Once the paint is dried, use a black marker to outline Earth’s round shape.
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