The big, bright moon has fascinated children and adults alike for thousands of years. If you’re looking for some fun, moon-inspired activities for your kids, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered 21 of the most creative moon crafts and activities that will help your child explore the moon’s wonders.
Out-of-this-World Moon Crafts & Activities
From painted moons that fizz and bubble to learning about the moon’s phases, there’s an engaging, educational, and creative activity for every kid. Let’s get started!
Make your own moon rocks that sparkle! Okay, so maybe real moon rocks don’t sparkle, but you can use some creative license here. Because they consist primarily of baking soda, once the rocks are dry, you can spray vinegar over them to watch them fizz and bubble.
Try a new painting technique today. Use pom-poms to print on a paper plate, creating a moon-like effect that’s just beautiful. Not only are pom-poms the perfect texture for this project from Crafts on Sea, but they help your child work on pincer grip, too.
Here’s a simple moon craft from Non-Toy Gifts that’s perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners thanks to the big, easy-to-cut shapes. It’s a sleepy moon with a nightcap along with a big gold star. Use star stickers or punch out some white stars using a star punch to surround the moon and his gold star buddy.
Experiment with your painting techniques by using a ball of aluminum foil to dab paint on the page. It creates lots of texture on this moon craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do, which makes it look like crafters on the moon.
5. Moon Maze
You’ll find a fun moon maze among these space-themed mazes from Kids Activities. Mazes are excellent for helping children work on their problem-solving skills.
Turn a paper plate into a dazzling moon and star craft that’ll look great in the playroom or your child’s bedroom. This craft from Easy Peasy and Fun is made with a single large paper plate, a bit of string, some paint, and a marker. Wouldn’t it look dreamy in a nursery?
7. Moon Mobile
Speaking of a nursery, this lovely moon mobile from Fantastic Fun and Learning will make another adorable addition to a baby’s room or your child’s bedroom. Make it with a large Styrofoam ball, painted cardboard stars, and some string. You could also paint the moon with glow-in-the-dark paint so it will give off a soft glow at night.
Red Ted Art’s moon-themed craft is such a sweet project that kids can make for their parents or grandparents. Plus, kids will love that their photo really moves up toward the moon and back down again by pulling or relaxing the strings.
Add a bit of baking soda to your acrylics, and you’ve got a paint that fizzes when vinegar is sprayed on it. Kids can use a combination of greens and blues to paint the moon on black paper. Then, they’ll spritz it with vinegar to enjoy the fizzy, colorful chemical reaction.
Practice letter identification and formation with these space-themed letter writing mats from ABCs of Literacy. You can add them to page projectors or laminate them so you can use them again and again with dry erase markers. Kids can also drive their toy cars or spaceships along the letter road as a pre-writing exercise.
Grab this printable space math activity from JDaniel4’s Mom to practice counting with your little ones. You’ll also need some star-shaped beads or buttons to use as your counting manipulatives, along with a pair of dice. Roll a number and fill it in! Using a muffin tin will help you and your child keep those tiny pieces contained.
12. Washi Tape Moon
Use some of your gray, silver, and light blue Washi tape to make a lovely Washi tape moon craft like these from 3 Dinosaurs. A combination of slightly different colors and patterns is best to give it that whimsical look.
13. Puffy Paint Moon
Use homemade puffy paint to create a soft, textured moon in minutes. This activity fits nicely with the book If You Decide to Go to the Moon, since you can just bring the moon to you! Get the puffy paint recipe at Rainy Day Mum.
14. Moon Bread
Make moon bread as a fun (and tasty) demonstration of how craters are formed on the moon. Kids can make craters in the dough by using their fingers as meteors crashing into the moon’s surface. As it bakes in the oven, the craters remain. Cut out pictures of astronauts and stars to put on the “moon’s” surface.
These moon-themed placemats are sure to capture your child’s imagination. The printables include fun facts about the moon’s phases and other interesting tidbits that kids can read as they eat their snacks.
Join in the Eid festivities this year by making this crescent moon card from Artsy Craftsy Mom. The crescent moon signals the start of the Eid-UL-Fitr celebration. It’s also a symbol of Islam, representing God’s guidance through life.
Study the phases of the moon in a crafty, creative way with this project from 3 Dinosaurs. You’ll need a paper plate, construction paper, cardstock, and a few other basic materials to complete this project. Kids will love the weaving aspect, and it’ll help them build fine motor skills as they create.
This moon phase project craft combines creative thinking and building skills for a fun STEM project kids will really enjoy. It’s a really cool project for older kids. When it’s built, you’ll use a flashlight to project the various moon phases onto the wall or ceiling.
19. Watercolor Moon
3 Dinosaurs’ watercolor moon is stunning! It’s a process art activity that works for all ages, and it’s super easy. Black glitter cardstock is the perfect backdrop for the watercolor moon. Add some larger stars to the background using white oil pastels. Beautiful.
Upcycle a piece of cardboard and grab some dried beans to make a moon with craters. This super simple craft from JDaniel4’s mom is great for working on pincer grasp.
What could be more fun than making your very own moon that lights up? Kids will love using toilet paper, balloons, and lots of glue to construct these fun orbs that can be placed over battery-powered votive candles. This light up moon from Simply Today Life will make a fantastic night light.
We hope you and your kids enjoy these moon crafts. Make sure you pin this post to come back to it when you’re ready to start.