Easy Homemade Craft Gifts for Kids


Earth Pencils

Put the world at your children's fingertips every time they use one of their Earth pencils.
Put the world at your children's fingertips every time they use one of their Earth pencils.
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These special Earth pencils are a constant reminder of science -- and geography -- to your kid.

What You'll Need:

  • Foam craft ball
  • Pencil
  • Globe
  • Permanent markers
  • Glue

How to Make Earth Pencils:

Step 1: Have your children copy the outline of the continents onto the foam ball. They should use a globe to help them get the shapes right.

Step 2: Once they finish, the can outline the continents with a black, fine-tipped marker. Color them with different colors. Color the space around them blue to make seas and oceans.

Step 3: Your children can poke the end of a pencil into the bottom of their model world -- add a little glue to keep the world on. Now they'll have a nifty way to write pen pals all around the world.

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