Hands Around the Earth

So here's a cute idea for Earth Day.
How about Re-Using newspaper for art?

A really cute and free idea for an Earth Day bulletin board

Here's what we created this week in my class.

First, you need newspaper and a variety of shades of blue and green.
Next cover a page of paper with each colour.

Then, rip the paper into strips about 1 1/2" wide.

Then cut a large circle out of blue or green construction paper.  Sorry for the poor quality photo below.  I have a flowered tablecloth to protect my table, so it makes the project difficult to see.
I gave the children some of the strips of painted newspaper and showed them how to rip them into smaller squares and then the kids used gluesticks to create a collage.

I thought I would need to trim the edges, but the kids did a great job of staying close to the edge and I thought it gave the "earth" a more interesting look and added texture to the project.

I found the little foam people at the dollar store last year, but you can buy something similar at Michaels.  The kids loved adding the details to their little people.  For some reason Blogger keeps turning these photos on their side, so some of the people are upside down. Sorry for the mess.

Anyway, here's a look at the final project.  I love how bright it is.  And it was very easy to make.


  1. JUST LOVE IT,very creative and easy to do

    Enjoy Teaching English

  2. Hi Sandra!

    Love your blog - especially your art ideas. Here is one idea for you!


  3. Love it!! I think it would take a week in my K class, but what a collaborative effort!! Amy :)

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  5. Not sure if my earlier comment was delivered. I love this image and wondered if I could use it on a Google presentation created by Kindergarten students about community. We plan to share it with other Kindergarten classrooms across the globe. I would give proper credit if you are ok with me using it. Also, I am trying to connect our kindergarten class with other kindergarten classes, especially ones in urban settings. We are a small rural community in Vermont and want to look at similarities and differences among different communities. If you are interested, we could arrange a Skype session or Google hangout. Thanks for considering my image use request.
    Annie BRabazon,Librarian
    Grand Isle School, Grand Isle, Vermont