Take some time to focus on our beautiful world with this easy tissue paper earth craft for kids!
If you’re looking for an easy craft that looks great when you’re done, this is the craft for you. This craft is super simple to make and only requires a few materials to complete. As such, it’s perfect for kids of all ages, from toddlers and preschoolers to elementary school kids.
This craft is great for an around the world unit of study or as an Earth Day craft.
At the bottom of this page you’ll find some fun facts about the earth that you can talk about while making this craft.
Easy Tissue Paper Earth Craft
- Earth printable (available for download below)
- Tissue paper (blue and green)
First, download and print out the free earth printable found at the bottom of this page.
Next, cut blue and green pieces of tissue paper into small squares.
Cover a small portion of the earth with glue and begin to cover it with crinkled pieces of tissue paper (green on the land and blue on the water). For younger kids you can use blue and green marker to indicate on the paper where they should out the blue tissue paper and where they should put the green tissue paper.
Continue gluing the tissue paper on until the whole earth is covered.
Cut out your earth.
And just like that, your tissue paper earth is complete! I love how easy this craft is so make, but it still looks great when it’s done.
Earth Facts for Kids
Here are some fun facts about the earth that you can talk about while you complete your craft:
- Earth is often referred to as the “Blue Planet” because of its abundant water, which covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface.
- From mountains to oceans, deserts to rainforests, Earth is home to a wide variety of habitats where different plants and animals thrive.
- We live in a protective bubble called the atmosphere. It contains the air we breathe and helps regulate the planet’s temperature.
- Earth’s gravity keeps everything anchored. It’s what keeps us on the ground and gives weight to things.
- Earth experiences four seasons—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—due to its tilt on its axis as it orbits the sun.
- Forests are often referred to as the Earth’s “green lungs” because they produce oxygen during photosynthesis.
- Earth’s oceans are home to incredible creatures, and the Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest.
- From towering mountains like Mount Everest to vast canyons like the Grand Canyon, Earth’s surface features a variety of impressive landforms.
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