Don't Endanger Our World


Identify and label endangered and protected species on a large 3-D paper maché globe of the earth.


1. Study a globe and world maps to locate continents and oceans. Find a list of endangered species that indicates where the animals or plants live on Earth.

2. To make a paper maché globe that locates endangered species, tear recycled newspaper into strips approximately 1 by 4 inches (3 x 10 cm). Crumple recycled newspaper into a large ball.

3. Cover a table top with recycled newspaper. Mix Crayola® School Glue with an equal part of water in a shallow bowl. Dip newspaper strips into the glue, then smooth onto the crumpled ball. Layer strips to cover the entire ball. Secure a string beneath layers of paper maché for hanging. Dry completely, which usually takes at least a day.

4. Paint the paper-maché globe with Crayola Tempera Paints and Brushes. Place continents and oceans in the correct places and in their relative sizes. Dry.

5. Cut small paper flags with Crayola Scissors. Draw a picture of an endangered animal or plant on each flag with Crayola Fine Tip Markers. Use a Crayola School Glue to attach the drawings to toothpicks.

6. Push the toothpick flags of endangered species into the correct locations on the globe.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

String-Like Materials—Includes string, raffia, lacing, yarn, ribbon, and other similar material. Children 3 years and younger should not be given any string-like material that is longer than 12 inches. Close adult supervision is essential whenever children use string-like material. When crafts are to be worn around the necks of children 8 years and younger, attach the ends of the “string-like material” with clear adhesive tape, which allows easy release of the bond if the craft becomes entangled or caught on equipment. For children older than 8 years, the ends of the “string-like material” may be tied and knotted.

Wood—By its nature, wood is rough and may contain splinters or sharp points


  • Use Crayola Model Magic to create miniature endangered species. Color them with Crayola Washable Markers.
  • Use paper maché to create your favorite endangered animal. Build a support for your sculpture with wire and newspaper, then applying the glued paper strips. Paint your animal in authentic colors.
  • Find out what people can do to eliminate threats to endangered species. Be an advocate for conservation measures.

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crayola supplies
  • Fine Line Markers
  • Paint Brushes
  • Washable Kid's Paint
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • toothpicks - wooden
  • string
  • container(s) of water
  • paper towels (optional)



  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12


  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students research the relative sizes and locations of continents and oceans on the globe.

  • Children identify endangered plant or animal species and their habitats.

  • Students create a 3-D paper maché globe on which endangered species' locations are marked with flags.


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