Do you use a Keurig coffee maker or similar? Then you probably have k cups/coffee pods just waiting to be crafted with. Today we are sharing a tutorial for turning an empty k cup into a earth craft. It’s perfect for a lesson on recycling and caring for our Earth. Pair this k cup Earth craft with books about recycling and caring for our Earth.
K Cup Earth Craft Tutorial
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- red, green, and blue acrylic paint
- empty k cup
1. Paint the entire k cup with blue blue paint; 1-2 coats. Let dry. With adult supervision, a hair dryer can be used on cool setting to speed the dry time between coats. If using acrylic paint, be sure to have the child wear an art smock and cover your surface well. It isn’t washable. Alternatively, have them use markers to color it instead.
2. Using green paint, dab on the shape of the continents. (I searched online for Earth images to use as inspiration)
3. Now paint a small red heart. Allow it to dry and you’re done!
See also → Earth Day Handprint Crafts
Celebrate Earth Day with the Virtual Book Club!
This weeks theme is: Earth and the featured book is The Earth Book by Todd Parr.
“I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference…”
This book is eco-friendly. It uses recycled materials and soy ink. You can show it to your kids as an example of how things that are made from recycled materials, can look pretty much the same as new materials.
It features simple illustrations with different ways we can be kind to the earth. It includes small changes even kids can do to help make a difference such as turning off lwater while brushing teeth.
Activities to go with the book:
Earth Themed Letter Sensory Bin – Preschool Powol Packets
Preschool Science: Growing Grass – Mama Smiles
“Rain Painted Earth Craft – To Be A Kid Again
Earth Day Math Activities with Printables – J Daniel 4’s Mom
Take the Eco-Friendly Family Pledge – Sunny Day Family
This Earth k cup craft is perfect to make with this Lorax craft also made from a k cup!