Paint a giant planet earth in this creative art activity for kids. It makes a great indoor or outdoor painting activity for Earth Day with kids.
Giant painting activities are the best! They are a great way to add movement to an art activity as well as excitement.
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In keeping in the spirit of earth Day, I reused a giant piece of paper that I used for another painting activity that we did during Easter, flipped it around and drew a circle on the other side.
To make a perfect giant circle I create a make shift protractor using a piece of ribbon. Then I drew the continents using a sharpie. There is no need for this to be completely accurate. I was still able to talk about the names of the different continents with my kids as they painted.
Balloon Painting and More…
To paint your giant planet earth we used a few painting methods. First I blew up a few balloons just a small amount and let them use those balloons to paint the Earth. This created a beautiful texture but they did get messy and slippery after a while so have paint brushes handy.
I let them finish with the paint brushes and the results were amazing!
Let your giant planet earth dry and they decorate your front porch with it for Earth Day. Add a giant heart from red construction paper and giant arms using construction paper to create a giant hugging the earth craft.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR GIANT PLANET EARTH?
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- Large white paper
- Black sharpie
- Masking Tape (or duct tape if doing it outdoors)
- Green and blue washable kids paint
- Paint brushes
- Optional: construction paper, scissors and glue