DIY Globe

In honor of Earth Day, I made this globe using a ball, paint, sales paper from a dollar store, and Mod Podge. This is a fun and educational craft project that you can do with children. Adults can use this opportunity to teach children about geography, the planets, recycling etc.

I bought a plastic ball at a dollar store for about $1.50. I also took a stack of their sales papers to use for the project because most of those papers either end up in the trash or all over the parking lots.

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I cut long strips of the paper and began gluing them around the ball using Mod Podge.

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I waited about an hour until the paper was dry. Then, I painted the strips using a foam brush and Pool Blue acrylic paint. (I used two coats of paint, letting each coat dry about 30-40 minutes before moving on to the next step.)

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I found this awesome continent printout at terrellfamilyfun.com. I cut out the continents and glued them on the globe.

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Finally, I sealed everything together with a coat of Mod Podge.

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My son couldn’t wait to get his hands on this “globe”!


26 thoughts on “DIY Globe

  1. This is cute! And I think that creating a globe from scratch makes it more personal, which makes a child more likely to be interested in learning more about countries/Earth.

  2. My kids would love to try this! As learning about the world is in our homeschool curriculum right now, this will be perfect!

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