This paper plate Earth sewing craft is similar in concept to our last year’s Earth craft. They both use paper plates that are painted blue and green yarn to create the continents. If our previous craft was more of a toddler and preschooler craft, this one is for kindergartners and older kids. It’s a great way to help children build their fine motor skills while threading yarn through small holes and explore a fun beginner sewing project.
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Paper plate Earth sewing craft
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Step 1: Start by painting a paper plate blue and let it dry completely.
Step 2: Use a pencil to draw continents on the paper plate and cut them out. You can try and use scissors to cut the continents but it is easier with a craft knife. Make sure you place the paper plate on a clipboard or any other surface that you won’t mind having cut signs on. The craft knife can go through the paper plate and leave marks underneath. You certainly don’t want these marks on your table.
Step 3: Use the hole punch to make holes long the continents.
Step 4: Cut a strand of green yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate. You can go through the holes one or several times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.
Repeat this step for all continents.
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