Paper Globes for Earth Day
To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the best thing you could do is nothing. Make no waste, don’t drive a car, don’t turn on the lights, don’t flush the toilet, don’t eat! OK, if that’s not practical, how about a recycled paper craft that you can do with the kiddos? But really, you could just cut back on the other things too.
This simple and fast project will make spinning globes that you can use as decoration for parties or year-round. You could use a different shaped hole punch to create a different look — butterflies, hearts, stars, etc. We used paper from the recycling bin by my desk that had been accumulating for about a week. Because I’ve been working on some design projects we were able to find lots of colorful papers to make about seven paper globes. Here are the instructions.
Supplies for Earth Day Paper Globes:
-office paper, envelopes, newspaper, etc.
-circular hole punch (mine was 2 1/2″)
-needle and thread
Directions for Earth Day Paper Globes:
1. Have the kids cut out circles with the hole punch. We used about 15 circles per globe.
2. Fold the circles in half down the center.
3. Staple in place.
4. Fold circles in all directions.
5. Insert the needle through a staple, then leave a few inches and repeat with the next globe. Repeat until you have strung all the globes onto the thread.
6. Using the glue stick, glue the circle with the staple through it to hide the staple and secure the thread. Repeat for the circle on the back side of the staple.
I added a wooden bead to the bottom, but you could tie on anything to weigh it down. Hang and spin.