For Earth Day this year the girls created a puffy paint paper plate earth.
To create yours you will most definately need:
2tbsp of self raising flour
2tbsp of table salt
4 tbsp of water
Food coloring or paint.
and a Curious Preschooler!
I added basic outlines for the girls to add the land (green), but this is entirely optional. They then dripped the green puffy paint on the rough underside of the paper plate.
After they have finished with the green we popped it in the microwave and nuked it on full power until the paint become puffy and dry (aprox 1 min for us but we have a low powered machine).
Next we added the water (blue) to cover the whole of the paper plate.
We then microwaved this too! The girls were really impressed with the results and it was so much more interesting than the normal painting and collage crafts we tend to do. Although it was quite a smelly craft, as I am sure you will discover when you hit the start button on the microwave!
Then we added handprints wrapped around the earth and a heart to remind us we must look after our planet!
To finish the Earth Day Preschool Activity we sang the song, ‘ He’s got the whole world in His hands’!
Here are some more great Earth Day Preschool Activities and Crafts you might want to try:
If you have a blogpost to share of an Earth Day activity or craft please leave the direct link in the comments!