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Saturday, September 12, 2009

CRAFTivities- The Moon (Space)

THE MOON
This moon looks WAY cool in person!




TOOLS:
  • Cardboard
  • Black and white paint
  • Scissors
  • Sponge
  • Paint Container
  • Paint brush (if you want)
  • Glitter Glue (or glitter and glue)

MAKE IT A CRAFT KIT
(Eliminate time consuming steps so you can spend more time with your LO)
  • Gather tools
  • Cut cardboard in circle shape (no need for perfection, I free handed it)
  • Cut Sponges in 2 or more circles of different sizes
  • Place the rest of the tools in the shoe box or in a plastic bag
Now it's ready to go when you are!

STEPS:
  • Use paintbrush and pain background white (step is optional. Works best with younger child who has little patience)
  • Use larger sponges with white paint to dot on circles all over the moon. overlapping is fine the more layering the cooler it looks!
  • Let it dry for a few min (doesn't have to be completely dry) while you mix the white paint with a drop of black to make a light gray.
  • Use Smaller circle sponges to create depth on the moon. Again no need to be precise. You can even add some white over it too.
  • Let dry for about 10 min
  • Paint on glitter glue (or glue then add glitter)
YOU'RE DONE!




Zorro is 2 years 9 months. He had TONS of fun with this. We hung the moon in his room and he thinks it's way cool! We are going to do this again with GLOW IN THE DARK paint!


FOR MORE THEMED IDEAS CHECK OUT THESE LABELS:
THEME/SCHOOL BOX
- Our planned curriculum for the week
CRAFTivities -Crafts and activities
FIELD TRIP- Theme related outings in Orange County, CA

9 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

MaryAnne said...

this moon looks great, and I love the idea of making one with glow in the dark paint!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great idea! Strangely, Anna was not too interested in the projects lately - she prefers to just free play. I feel a little sad about it - I miss the time when she was begging me to do projects. Maybe I am just blah and cannot find something that fascinates her. You are definitely great in following Zorro's interests.

Christy said...

Funny - as I was reading this, I was thinking it would be awesome to make it glow in the dark, so I laughed when I got to the last line. Very cool project. C would love it.

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Love the moon - will have to give it a go!

Stopping by from SITS...hope you will do the same!

One Sassy Girl said...

That is adorable!! Or maybe just he is ;)

Stopping by from SITS

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing...just stopping by from SITS!

Ticia said...

That is so way cute! I wish you had done your moon unit earlier. Then I could have stolen your ideas.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

my son would love to do this! great post! visiting from SITS!

mommytoalot said...

Awesome..
my kids would lvoe to do this.
excuse my typos..im exhausted
xo

 
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