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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Puffy Paint Earth Day Craft

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If you're looking for a good Earth Day craft or doing a unit on space, here's a great craft idea. It's a shaving cream, puffy paint Earth.


  • shaving cream
  • shallow tray
  • blue and green paint
  • craft stick
  • card stock
  • black sheet of construction paper


  1. Cut a large circle from white card stock.
  2. Fill a shallow tray with shaving cream.
  3. Dribble blue and green paint on top of the shaving cream.
  4. Use a craft stick to gently mix the colors on top(not too much).
  5. Press the white circle on top of the cream and gently press down.
  6. Peal off the circle to reveal the Earth.
  7. Place Earth on a table and use a craft stick or squeegee to wipe off the excess cream and paint. This is an important step as if you don't, the the paint will be too thick and become a flaky mess when dry.
  8. Allow Earth to dry, then glue on a sheet of black paper to look like the Earth in space.
  9. Add a special Earth Day title or message if desired.

You could use the same idea and mix different colors for other planets like Mars or Jupiter. You could even make a whole Solar System for your class.

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