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Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

tuna can craft
Photo: Materials-Tuna Can, Juice Bottle Cap and Cork

Make this earth globe with a tuna can--one sided or glue 2 together and do back and front! P{paint it, glitter glue it or use cut up food packages such as cereal boxes for color.

tuna can globe

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planetpals tuna can globe recycle craft

Make A Globe of Earth
Make A World Globe From A Tuna Can

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own world globe from recycled items.

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,recycle!

Make the Globe:

Tools needed for this globe (above)

  • Tuna Can (for 2 can version see options)
  • Cork
  • Bottle Top (preferably 1 1/2 inches -2 inches in diameter)
  • Glitter Glue (see coloring other options below)
  • All purpose glue
  • String (only If you want a hanging decoration)
  • Your imagination

Directions: We used Elmer's Glitter Glue for this project

  • First do a pencil or marker drawing of the Earth's view on the can bottom
  • To paint in that image apply Elmer's Glitter Glue
  • Let it dry!
  • When that's dry: Glue the can to the cork
  • When that's dry: Glue the cork to the bottle top
  • Let it Dry
  • Done!
  • To make it a hanging decoration: Glue the string to the top


  • The Glitter Glue takes an entire day to dry.
  • Make sure the can has NO Sharp edges!
  • When gluing the can to the cork, and the cork to the bottle top, make sure each one is centered properly


Make it 2 sided:

  • Use 2 cans! Make it two sided do 2 sided views of the planet

In place of "glitter glue":

  • Use traditional glitter and glue it on
  • Use tiny beads and glue them on
  • Use colored paper and glue it on
  • Paint the can

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This craft is ŠJag reproduction restricted