Model magic happens to be one of my favorite crafts. You can have so much fun with it! We love making planets with it.
This Model Magic Earth is great for an Earth Day Theme or a space theme!
You can learn about the land and oceans plus have a little fine motor work at the same time!
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There are so many great books about the Earth. And one book we found recently and love is Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe, 1). You can explore the earth and learn about its history. It is a very kid-friendly book!
What you need to make your Model Magic Earth
How we made the Model Magic Earth
These are all the steps we used to make our Earths. It is super fun and easy to do.
Make the Land on the Earth
We started out with the green color. We made the contents and some of the islands as well. You press the green color on the ball. This is great fine motor work.
You use your fingers and thumbs to press the model magic on the foam ball.
You can see how we left space for the oceans around the land. This is great for learning about how much water is on the Earth as well!
If you are doing different ages with this craft let younger kids put the green on however they want. For older kids challenge them to make it look like the Earth!
You can use the Earth page from the World Pack to get a map that kids can look at. This might help them shape their land formations.
Adding the Water to our Earth
Next, you added the water to your Earth. You press it on the ball filling in the space between the land. For younger kids just have them fill in the area and see how it goes.
If you have older kids see if they can keep all the small islands and other lands features they made!
Smooth Out the Model Magic on the Earth
After they finish putting the blue on the Earth. Then you roll the Earth around on the table to even out the model magic and press the colors together as well.
Here is a final look at our Model Magic Earths
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Check out all the fun Earth Day Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.
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