Teach kids about Earth Day

Learn how to make this beautiful Earth Day handprint and photo keepsake

On April 22, 1970, approximately 20 million people nationwide attended the first Earth Day celebrations, bringing to light the fact that this planet’s resources are finite and will not last forever. The day was meant to inspire people to preserve and protect what Mother Earth has given us.

“We only have one earth, so we have to take care of her”

Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day

Start your Earth Day family traditions now and leave behind a legacy of shared responsibility.
Learn how to make this beautiful Earth Day handprint and photo keepsake created by Nadia van Zyl, a remedial therapist and mommy who loves to be creative and share easy activities you can do at home with your kids too.


1 and a half cup of flour (all purpose/cake) and 1 and a half cup of salt mixed with about three quarter cup of water. The water should be mixed in slowly until we reached the consistency of playdough.

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Make two bowls, one blue and one green. Then mix it together to create a marbled look, like our planet. Press it down smoothly (no thicker than 1cm), press handprint and make holes for the string. Use a heart cookie cutter to press out a heart in the middle of the hand palm.

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Bake for about 3 hours, 100°C (200°F). Let it cool completely.

For full directions, photos, tips and other amazing Earth Day’s keepsakes created by Nadia van Zyl, please click here.

Source: Teach me mommy

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