For our introduction to Geography lesson this week, we made a paper Mache’ globe.
Just to keep it real, this craft was VERY MESSY!
I highly recommend doing this outside if you can! Notice how we did it inside…now stop and pray for me that we’ll make it through this years arts and crafts without me losing my mind or my composure. Okay, moving on…
- Newspaper strips
- Elmer’s glue (I used about 2 bottles!)
- Mixing bowl for glue mixture
STEP 1: Mix 2 parts glue to 1 part water and stir well. Dip paper strips into water squeezing off extra glue with fingers. Next lay wet paper strip onto balloon until it is fully covered.
STEP 2: Hang balloon overnight to dry, leave paper towel underneath to catch drips of glue.
STEP 3: After globe is dry, draw continents on with a sharpie.
STEP 4: Using tempura or acrylic paints paint in the land and oceans of your globe.
STEP 5: Hang globe again and dry over night. After paint is dry, label continents and oceans with a sharpie.
STEP 6: Enjoy! Display in your classroom, use to review continents and oceans through the year!
Click here to see the rest of our Introduction to Geography week
Click here to see our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum