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Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic earth. When you’re finished you can hang it on your door to show your awareness or hang it on the fridge to remind you to recycle whatever you can.

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

To make this mosaic earth you will need the following supplies:

  • 1/2 sheets of construction paper: blue, green, white, and tan or brown
  • Piece of recycled cardboard (cereal box, snack box, note pad, etc)
  • 12″ piece of yarn
  • 6 pony beans (green, blue and white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Earth pattern

Note: You could also recycle some old magazines to make this project instead of using construction paper!

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A Mosaic Earth for Earth DayPrint the pattern and cut around the outer circle. Trace around the pattern circle onto the cardboard and cut out the cardboard circle. Place pattern over the cardboard circle, and using a pen trace over the pattern, pressing firmly to create indents in the cardboard below. Remove the pattern and lightly trace the indents with a pencil to make them easier to see. Cut construction paper into strips, and then into squares.

Creating A Mosaic Earth for Earth DayBegin with the blue. Use a glue stick to makes sections of the ocean sticky, then place the blue squares onto the glue. Overlap the edges and leave a space between each square. When finished with the oceans, start gluing on the green land, you can mix in some brown as well into the land masses. Lastly, cover the top section with white squares and add a few white squares around the earth for clouds.

Creating A Mosaic Earth for Earth DayTurn the completed earth over and trim all the excess construction paper around the circle. Fold the piece of yarn in half and wrap a piece of tape around the open ends, closing them together. Thread the pony beads on to the yarn. Move the beads up the yarn until you have just a few inches of excess at the top of the hanger. Tie a knot just below the bottom of the beads and tape to the back of the earth. You can reinforce it by gluing a piece of cardboard over the yarn. Trim off the excess yarn.

Finished Mosaic EarthThat’s it! Now you can proudly hang your Mosaic Earth project.

Hanging Finished Mosaic Earth

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11 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this Earth day craft. I love that both you and your child can do it together. And the idea of using magazines is a great one. Half of the fun will be finding the right colors and pages. Thanks.

  2. OMG! I LOVE this idea…just hoping my Pre-K friends will take to this like a duck to water! Three cheers for Earth!

  3. I love this idea for earth day and would like to do it with my classes but I am not able to get the earth pattern when I click on it. Any suggestions?

  4. Olá amanda,
    Conhecí o seu site, visitando o blog da Telma. Parabéns, é o ideal: objetivo e clean (rsrsrsrs, o mesmo não ocorre com o meu), mas gosto muito de enfeitar tudo! Convido-a a conhecê-lo e fazer parte de minhas amigas do Google Friend. Um beijo e boa Páscoa!

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