Wednesday, January 12, 2011

stArt - moon

This week we are studying the moon and the planets. For our focus story we read Off! to the Moon by Stephanie Marbury. In the story a father shares a story with his son about a trip he took to the moon when he was a young boy.

For our craft we made a moon. First we glued beans to a small round paper plate. After they dried we wrapped the plate in aluminum foil pressing down on the indentations from the beans for the craters of the moon.

Here Emma is picking up the beans and gluing them to the plate. Good fine motor skill practice.

Here is the final product. Not perfect but still a good idea. (I read about this idea somewhere but can't remember where. Sorry.)

It was a fun and very simple craft (the only kind I do) and a cute story.

To see what other families are doing with crafts and stories checkout:

A Mommy's Adventures and Red Ted Art


  1. Oh what fun! And a great way to discuss the moon!


    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there!


  2. Very creative! I like how it turned out. I have to get this book sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Cute idea. I can see how the beans might both help incorporate the idea of shadows on the moon and, then, craters...

    Us? We read a snow book yesterday and enjoyed playing with shaving cream as "snow".

  4. What a great idea I love how it came out and the book sounds great too!

    Thank you for linking up to stART!!

  5. I bet it's fun to feel all the ridges and craters on the homemade moons. They are very shiny!

  6. I love how you added texture to the moon.

  7. Agree with Jdaniels Mom! Superb idea on the texture!! Kerri


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