Crescent Moon Craft
I found this craft at No Time for Flashcards. I love crafts like this that require very little prep or clean up on my part and that all three of my kidlets can enjoy together.
You can click on the link to get the specifics straight from the source, but I'll give you a quick overview of what we did with it.
I drew the crescent shape for the younger two and let my kindergartener draw his own.
I gave them chalk (for the powdery surface of the moon) and Do-a-Dot markers (to make "moon craters")-- along with yellow paint, a marker, and crayons for added texture.
After they embellished their moons, we cut them out, they glued them onto black construction paper and used star stickers to fill the night sky around their moons.
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Puffy Paint Moon
Another great find from No Time for Flashcards! This one is VERY messy, and super duper F.U.N.!! The boys enjoyed this one immensely!
Again, all the details are wonderfully illustrated over at No Time for Flashcards, but here's our version:
I taped Kraft paper down to our train table, covering the entire surface. I let Sam draw a big circle for his moon, and I drew two more for the younger two.
We mixed 1/2 cup of glue with 1 1/2 cups of shaving cream in a big bowl.
Then the fun part... let them dip their hands in the goop and slather it all over the paper! The boys of course were all over this. Corinne, on the other hand, daintily dipped one finger into the bowl and lightly patted the paper with it-- then looked up at me with a shriek of delight over what she had just done. Cracked me up!
After it dried (we let ours dry for 24 hours), I cut out the circles and we had 3 textured moons! I hung them up on our chalkboard wall for the black background- maybe I should have cleaned it a little before taking the pic ;)