Celebrate the anniversary of the lunar landing with these 20 moon crafts for kids! So fun and easy to do – and definitely out of this world.
July 20th, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing! At 4:18 EDT, Eagle (the lunar module) touched down on the surface of the moon after separating from the Columbia Space Shuttle. Neil Armstrong reported “the Eagle has landed.”
The story of the first lunar landing fascinates me. As an adult, I understand how it works – but it still doesn’t make sense in my head. How are we able to blast from the Earth and go into space . . . to the moon?
Understanding space seems even more magical when you’re a child. To think of a big universe out there is thrilling and overwhelming! It’s fun to read about, fun to study – and fun to craft.
Moon Craft Ideas
To celebrate the first journey to the moon, I’ve put together a collection of moon activities for kids that I think you’re going to love. And I think your littles will love them too, of course. These are great ideas that you can both do together!
And while you are trying these projects, it would be fun to talk to your children about the lunar landing, and what it must be like to be on the surface of the moon. And what it must be like to fly in a spaceship, so many miles, to reach out space!
Keep reading to get all of the ideas.
Make a glow in the dark t-shirt with an image of the moon using this easy tutorial – all you need is some glowing fabric paint.
Kids will have a blast making these super cool moon rocks, and then breaking them down afterwards. They only take a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.
Moon phases glue resist watercolor painting is an educational and artful activity that the whole family can enjoy together! Glue and paint are the magical ingredients for this tactile way to review moon phases.
This moon activity is perfect for teaching children the phases, as well as how the moon rotates around the Earth. Kids will have so much fun assembling this with paper plates and string.
You can make a cool lamp out of paper towels! It's true. All you're going to need is a balloon and some basic supplies.
You can make the coolest glowing moon using some construction paper and masking tape! It's really easy, and fun to hang up in a window or on a lamp.
Moons have craters, and there's no better way to teach that with this cool tin foil activity! This is one of those moon crafts that is perfect for a solar system lesson.
This easy recipe takes moon sand and adds a bit more moisture to form it into rocks. They're black with some shiny glitter to simulate the sun reflecting off the surface of the moon.
Make a moon button craft to add to your home décor! So easy to put together that even very young children can make this craft.
Learning about moon phases is a fun science activity for kids. Try this fun glow in the dark moon phases mobile to go along with a phases of the moon study!
What kind of dust is on the surface of the moon? Find out by making this unique recipe! So fun and easy, using ingredients you already have in the kitchen.
All you need is a paper plate, a few art supplies, and a camera to turn your child into an astronaut! This is such a fun activity, and there are so many ways to personalize it.
If you want to get to the moon, you're going to need a rocket! Make one with a cardboard mailing tube and some other simple supplies.
If you love paper mache, you're going to love this fun moon project! It's pretty realistic for handmade, don't you think? It's one of my favorite moon crafts for kids ever.
I love washi tape, and I love glitter cardstock - and so do kids! These washi tape moons are easy to make, and aren't messy at all.
Use a styrofoam ball and some cardboard to create a mobile that kids can hang in their room! Wouldn't this moon and stars look awesome with some glow in the dark paint?
Make your own puffy paint - and then turn a paper plate into a moon! This is such a fun and tactile moon activity for kids.
Make some home made moon sand with this easy recipe - such a wonderful sensory play experience for kids! It can be formed and molded, used to make impressions and cut out shapes and makes the best sand castles ever!
Teach children how the moon cycles through the day in its orbit around the earth! This is a fun paper plate activity, and all ages of kids can participate.
Use an old honey bear bottle to make this cool, sensory experience! This is such a fun craft idea for kids of all ages - even toddlers can play.
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