My son and I are enjoying our time spent learning about the moon. love to learn about the moon. We have been reading some books about the moon lately (see end of post for three of them) and I have been working on some moon activities to accompany our reading.
The first activity is our Moon Phase Viewer. I know this is not a good tutorial with photos and everything and the result is not a beautiful creation… For all you crafty folks out there I would like you to know that I did try hard, but let’s face it, I will never be featured on The Crafty Crow. (The title of this post should really be, “How I Make the Coolest Project Ever but Can Only Get Terrible Photos of It.”)
I found another use for the salt containers I have been hoarding…
First I cut off one end of the salt container. In the opposite end I used an x-acto knife to cut 4 moon phases: new, full, half and crescent. I lined the full moon cut out with blue cellophane and the others with yellow. I then attached a circle with a cut out to the same end using a brad (you can see in the photo).
At the reverse end of the container I cut a hole to fit a small flashlight, inserted and taped the flashlight in place (otherwise I knew Kiddo would push it into the viewer and we would have to take it apart to retrieve the light! I taped the end back in place and decorated it with construction paper and stickers.
Here is a blurry photo of the full moon made by the viewer. But don’t forget to check out the real thing in the night sky. You could even keep track of the phases and recycle some of those old calendars at the same time with our easy peasy moon phase calendar activity.
Check out all 5 of our moon activities.