Earth Day Canvas Craft

April 22, 2016

Today is the 46th annual Earth Day, a day set up in 1970 to fight against and raise awareness of the devastation we cause to our planet. I’ve always wanted to teach my children to respect the world around them so today we have been talking about our planet and been doing a bit of Earth themed crafting.

I gathered up some materials and we decided to make a picture of Earth from space. We used some finger paint tubs and a black canvas that we have recently received from Baker Ross, some cotton buds and a white pen. Obviously when mixing toddlers with paint, you’ll need to protect your surfaces so lay down some news paper or a wipeable mat if you have one (you can normally get a picnic table cloth from pound shops or similar at this time of year).
The finger paints were great for this as they were quite thick and sat nicely on top of the canvas while the black background of the canvas perfectly represented Space.

I took off the lid of the white paint and placed it in the middle of the canvas and then drew around it with a white pen, the rest was all up to Dexter. We hope you like our Earth Day canvas art.

*The canvases and paints were supplied to us by Baker Ross for the purposes of a review*


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  • Reply Claire April 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    This is really cute. It’s also a good way of teaching Dexter about the Earth. You’re doing a fab job. Keep with the videos, I love watching what you guys get up to.

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby April 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thanks love, it was fun. He’s been learning a little bit about it at preschool too but I always try to add to his learning where I can.

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