Earth Day Party Ideas — Kids will love this! A DIY globe is the perfect centerpiece for this party — it’s an Earth Day celebration after all. Using papier-mâché to create a globe is a fun, hands-on project. To begin, you’ll need a round balloon (we used a punching ball purchased at our local party store), recycled newspaper torn into 1-inch strips, water and flour.
Whisk together 1 part flour to 1-1/2 parts water to form a paste. Carefully dip newspaper strips into the mixture and layer on the balloon until the entire sphere is covered. Keep in mind this project can get messy but it’s so gratifying. Let sit overnight until dry. Once dry, you may choose to discard the inner balloon by popping it and removing it through the balloon-tie hole.
Paint the globe ocean blue. Using the free printable, color and cut out the continents. Generously apply a clear sealant (such as Modge Podge) to adhere the colored landmasses and then to cover and protect the entire globe. Let sit overnight to dry.
Proudly display your Earth Day pride (or at the very least, geographical artistry) on a canning ring.
Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry, the amazing ladies from PagingSupermom.com.