Earth’s Layers Project

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • FloraCraft® SmoothFōM®:
    • (1) 4” Half Ball - White
    • (1) 8" Half Ball - White
    • (1) 10" Half Ball - White
    • (1) 12" Half Ball - White
  • Acrylic Paint:
    • Blue
    • Brown
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Red
  • Tryptic Board
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Poster Putty



  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Craft Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brushes
  • Computer and Printer


1. Paint the inside of the 12” hollow half ball (crust) brown. Paint the inside half of the top rim brown. Let dry. Paint the outside of the ball blue. Paint the outside half of the top rim blue. Let dry. Paint the 10” hollow half ball (mantel) orange and the 8” hollow half ball (outer core) yellow. Let dry. Paint the 4” half ball (inner core) red. Let dry.

2. Print off labels for the layers and frame them with black paper. Use a glue gun to attach the labels to the layers.

3. Gather information on the computer and print it out. Cut out what you will use on the board. Cut colored construction paper to frame the information. Use the glue stick to attach the information to the board.

4. Use a ball of poster putty to secure the half balls to the table so your display will stand up in front of the board.

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