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Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with Free Earth Template

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This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with a free Earth Template is a fun activity and an even more fun Earth Day Idea. If you have a child who likes to have “messy” fun, this is one of the best Puffy Paint Art ideas to let that happen!

It’s never too early in life to start talking about ways to save the Earth and showcasing fun ideas for Earth Day is a simple way to do just that.

Puffy Paint Earth Day Art

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Earth Day Paper Plate Craft

If you’re looking for fun Earth Day Crafts, you don’t want to miss out on this one. It’s a simple and quick activity that is great for sensory play as well. Who doesn’t love to get their hands a little messy all in the name of learning?!

Your child will really love this simple paper plate craft and you might just find yourself doing this one over and over again.

Earth Paper Plate Craft

What you will need to make your Earth Day Paper Plate Craft is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in a recipe list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!

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This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

How to Make Puffy Paint

Supplies needed:

  • 1 cup glue
  • 1 to 2 cups shaving cream (not gel), depending on how fluffy you want the paint
  • Food coloring (for color), optional
  • Essential oils (for fragrance), optional
  • Glitter (for sparkle), optional
  • Paper plate
  • Map outline, if desired (Pictured: freehanded drawing)

In a large bowl, whisk together glue and shaving cream until combined. (This is a great step for the kids to do!)

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

If desired, add food coloring, essential oil, or glitter and stir to distribute. Make it as fun as you want!

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Trace the map on a paper plate using the template or encourage your children to free-hand the map.

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Allow your child to paint with paintbrushes, sponges, or cotton swabs. Sprinkle the paint with additional glitter and allow to dry.

Let them showcase their creative side!

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

This is a great way to talk about colors, too.

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Optional: Have additional paper and scissors available for children to add landforms or to label the map. Or, encourage children to decorate their creations with pom poms, gems, sequins, etc.

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

As you can tell, it’s a fun craft that the kids are going to love!

Earth Day Crafts

This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Earth Day Ideas

Once you make this Earth Day Puffy Paint Art you should see these Earth Day Ideas too.

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This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

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This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft with free Earth Template is a fun way to let your child make and visualize the Earth! Plus, it's a fun sensory activity, too! Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity and makes a perfect Earth Day Idea for Kids.

Earth Day Puffy Paint Art Instructions

Earth Day Puffy Paint Art

This Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity for preschoolers and early learners.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup glue
  • 1 to 2 cups shaving cream (not gel), depending on how fluffy you want the paint
  • Food coloring (for color), optional
  • Essential oils (for fragrance), optional
  • Glitter (for sparkle), optional
  • Paper plate
  • Map outline, if desired
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together glue and shaving cream until combined. If desired, add food coloring, essential oil, or glitter and stir to distribute.

  2. Trace the map on a paper plate or encourage the children to free-hand the map. Allow your child to paint with paintbrushes, sponges, or cotton swabs. Sprinkle the paint with additional glitter and allow to dry.

  3. Optional: Have additional paper and scissors available for children to add landforms or to label the map. Or, encourage children to decorate their creations with pom-poms, gems, sequins, etc.

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