Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes

I love doing Earth Projects around Earth Day. It is a great way to make you think about taking care of the Earth and why it is important.

We have done finger paints and watercolors. And now it is time to have fun with an Oil Pastel Earth! Plus it has a great heart theme.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love that we get a time of the year to focus on the Planet and taking care of it. We all need that reminder.

I have always loved the Gail Gibbons books. And Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids is perfect for this time of year. Or really any time of year. It teaches about recycling and how it is important part of taking care of our planet.

You can have fun with this heart Earth art project and talk about the reasons you love the Earth at the same time.

One part I love about this open type of art is that everyone will do their own things and the idea of how we do it will be similar. It is loads of fun to make these different projects.

What you need for this activity

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

I use the heart punch to make the heart templates we used. This allows us to use or every break the template without worries. You can use any type of cardstock but I like color cardstock so you can see the area you are coloring better.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com


How to make the Oil Pastel Earth

We start by each drawing our own version of the earth. It does not have to be perfect but to look close. And this makes it their own creation and not one that I gave them.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next, we start coloring in our Earth using the heart stencils we made. We made sure to color in the stencil to fill the whole heart.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you lift up the stencil and see the heart on the paper.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

We did blending of colors and making sure we had the ocean and land colored. We have loads of hearts that we had to do two colors for. This makes it loads of fun to color. You can see how we had green and blue in the same heart.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

After we got the world filled in. We cut out our planet Earths. It was fun to see the Earth at this point.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

We took out the black glitter cardstock. We have used this a lot for these projects. I love it as the background. You take the white sharpie paint marker and put dots all over the page for the stars int he background.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we put glue on the back on our Earths and then glued it on the paper.

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final Planet Earths

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Oil Pastel Earth with Heart Shapes - a great craft that works on blending colors and making a very fun planet Earth for Earth Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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