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Earth Day hand print craft


Every year on April 22 people across the globe celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection. The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees.

The first Earth Day took place in 1970 and now it is celebrated in 192 countries across the world by around one billion people.

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

To celebrate Earth Day we thought we would make an Earth Day hand print craft. It was one of those lovely after school crafts which we love to do.

For our Earth Day hand print craft we used:
piece of A4 blue card
green paint
paint brush

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

We placed a round plate onto our card and carefully drew around it with a pencil to create our earth.

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

Then my 5 year old painted her hand green using a sponge.

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

When her whole hand was covered she carefully placed it in the centre of her circle to create land.

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

To add more land she used the side of the sponge dipped in green paint.

Easy Earth Day hand print craft tutorial

We left it to dry before cutting out our planet. This was a great craft activity to talk about the importance of Earth Day.

Earth Day hand print craft


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    Ana De- Jesus
    April 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Happy Earth day what a beautiful craft. I hope future generations grow up to respect our earth x

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    April 18, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Aw this is lovely, and what a great way to teach little ones about the importance of taking care of our planet! <3

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    John Milnes
    April 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    A great activity of the kids. At least the paint comes off easily enough. Looks the kids had tonnes of fun too.

    John M

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    Little B & Me
    April 19, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I am so going to try this with B tomorrow,
    He is a huge hater of having anything on his hands so will be very interesting hehe.

    Fabulous quick craft beaut

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