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Mendo Lake Family Life

The Helping Hands Wreath

Apr 03, 2016 12:00AM

By Alexa Bigwarfe

Earth Day is a fun opportunity to teach kids about taking care of the planet. This craft will help them think of ways they can pitch in.

What you need:

Plain white paper, green and blue crayons or markers, scissors, 1 sheet of globe templates, paper plate, hole-puncher, yarn.

How to do it:

  1. Color the sheet of paper blue and green.
  2. Trace your child’s hand on the colored paper.
  3. Cut out the handprint. Repeat until you have six handprint cutouts.
  4. Cut out the globes and paste one on each handprint. If you can’t find a globe template online, you can make your own globes with paper and markers or crayons, or you can buy globe stickers, such as those available from Zazzle. (If you use stickers or make your own, use a Sharpie to write earth-friendly phrases on the globes. See photo for step 6 for examples.)
  5. Cut the center out of the paper plate.
  6. Glue the handprints around the plate. Punch holes in the top. Run the yarn through the holes to make a hanger.

Alexa Bigwarfe is a freelance writer, wife, the mother of three young children, and a dog owner. In addition to recycling and hugging trees, she enjoys writing about children’s health and environmental issues.