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”!


27 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!

  3. Cute idea! The link to the continent cut-outs doesn’t direct me to the continents printable. Can you let me know?

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