Celebrating the Earth

At our house a party is much more complete with cupcakes. I'll show you how to make some fun Earth Cupcake Toppers for yours.  Above is one side of the cupcake topper, below (scroll down) is the other side.

Click the image below (you may have to right click to open it) and print them.
Here are the other supplies you will need: pen, red marker or heart stickers, toothpicks, glue stick, an extra sheet of paper for the back side, and EITHER a 1 3/4" circle punch OR a paper cutter.  Scissors work too :)

If you have a circle punch, this is how you will want to punch out each topper.  I used a handy little coupon at the craft store to pick one up since I we make so many cupcakes around here :)
If you don't have the circle punch, no worries-notice how I chose a square photo of the Earth for you?  Just cut them out on your paper cutter (or use scissors.)  You will need to cut squares the same size to go on the back of the toppers.

Next, put a little glue on your toothpick and stick the front of the cupcake topper on. 
You will want to draw the heart on the blank side BEFORE you glue it on.  It's easier that way.

Here is what each side looks like:

Let them dry before you put them into the cupcakes, and there you go!  We put them on heart cupcakes and frosted them green since we are working on being more green around here.

We've been reading stories about how food is grown and how we can take care of the Earth.

This is a fun game to play with any ball and a map.  We used our blow up globe ball.

Just say the name of a country and throw the ball to the next person.  That person can name the capital or say another country before passing it on, depending on how you play.  It's a great way to learn about different places on the Earth.  Point them out on a map too before you pass the ball.  You can also play it using names of states, foods, or languages.
Tomorrow is Earth Day...stay tuned for another Earth Little Project.


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are adorable and great for getting kids excited about Earth Day! I'll be linking.

elspeth said...

We'll be making a papermache globe today. I'll let you know how it goes.

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