Pin It Hello my fabulous readers! Sorry for my long hiatus. I wanted to take some time off to get some Spring cleaning done and start myself on a workout routine. I'm happy to report that I got both done. Since I started this blog I haven't taken more than a couple days off at a time and it really felt good. Truth be told, I even contemplated giving up the blog all together. A lot of people who read this blog don't know that I actually work full-time, Monday to Friday, outside the home. I keep this blog up on the weekends and before and after work. The more popular this blog became though, the more work it became. I was having a hard time keeping up and things in my personal life (like working out and taking time for me) were the things that were being pushed aside. I missed this blog and you guys too much though. Some of my fabulous readers convinced me to come back to my blog, but just ease up a bit. I won't be posting as often as I used to. I won't be following any specific posting schedule. If I do something fun with the kids, I'll post it. If I make something cute, I'll post it. If I take an adorable picture, I'll post it. If I don't, I won't be posting. You get the picture. I hope this will bring more of a balance for me.
Okay, enough babbling, now onto the craft. With Earth Day coming up this Friday, I thought this would not only be a great activity, but I could also throw a little science lesson in there too. I made this playdoh planet earth for the kiddos and they actually loved it. Although the science lesson part of this with me explaining what all the layers of the earth are probably went WAY over their heads, they at least look interested while I was telling them. That at least counts for something, right? Here's how you make this:
What you'll need:
play doh - blue, green, black, yellow, orange, red
What the earth layers are:
RED - inner core
ORANGE - outer core
YELLOW - mantle
BLACK - crust
BLUE AND GREEN - land and water
They thought it looked cool enough when I just showed them the blue and green planet earth. When I actually cut into it and showed them the layers, their faces really lit up. When we were done, I let them play with it and they completely destroyed it. But that's ok, that's what playdoh is for!
I actually did get this idea from somewhere on the web, but for the life of me I can't find where to give proper credit. Please let me know if you've seen this so I can give proper credit!