Craft a crescent blue moon using recycled plastic plates! Teach your children about planets, stars and the solar system. Have fun exploring the wonders of outer space.
45 minutes to 1 hour
3-5 years old and 5-8 years old
- This DIY craft is suitable for young children in preschool/nursery and early grade school.
Materials and Tools
- 1 recycled plastic plate
- 1 nylon thread
- Blue paint and paintbrush
- Any pointed object
- Masking tape
Bring out an unused plastic plate and turn it to its back side. Using the marker, draw a line in between to resemble a crescent moon.
Cut the plastic plate carefully and use the crescent half. Let the kids apply blue paint on both sides. Leave it to dry.
Spread glue on the plate and scatter the glitters to make it stick. Leave it to dry for a few minutes.
Turn your plastic crescent moon upright. Punch a hole on the upper edge of the plate using a pointed object.
Attach the string to the hole. Hang in your bed’s bedroom using a masking tape to complete the look.
This step is optional. A little show and tell after every artwork can help your kids enhance their speaking skills and confidence.
More Fun Ideas and Expansions
Create your DIY moon crafts with these expanded fun ideas
- Use different materials such as paper or silver gift wrappers to create moons.
- Make paper moons with faces and also cut out stars.
- Craft each of the moon shapes (full moon and half).
- Further explore more realistic crafts (e.g. DIY Moon Rocks) to make and show to your kids.