This Paper Plate Moon Craft is a quick and easy way to get creative with your preschoolers and kindergartners while practicing important fine motor skills and learning a fun new watercolor resist technique. Don’t forget to add this painting for kids activity to your next space preschool theme.
I’m so excited to share this quick and easy moon painting for kids activity with you today. We love painting activities and this paper plate mon craft was no exception.
Learn about the phases of the moon with your little learners using this Paper Plate Moon Craft. This quick and easy wax resist painting for kids technique is perfect for practicing creative thinking and fine motor skills.
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This week we’re exploring Space from Earth and we’re having a blast making our very own solar system! We started with this Paper Plate Sun Painting for Kids and each day we’ve been adding a new planet. Today we’re learning all about the moon with this Paper Plate Moon Painting for Kids!
Not only is it a great way to learn all about space with your kids, but the watercolor resist technique is definitely a favorite around here.
After all, kids learn best through play, and process art activities like this one are wonderful for keeping little hands busy during read-aloud time.
Keep reading for even more engaging and hands-on ideas for your next space unit study!
Paper Plate Moon Craft
What you’ll need
- Plastic Tray
- Watercolor Paint
- White Crayon
- Paper Plate
Here’s how to do it
- Set out paper plate and additional supplies on plastic tray.
- Use a white crayon to make moon craters on your paper plate moon.
- Brush over your paper plate moon using watercolor paint.
And of course, the best part of this fun space craft is that the watercolor paint resists the moon craters your kiddos drew using white crayon, so you’re left with a really cool effect.
We used blue, yellow, and gray for our moon craft and I absolutely love how it turned out.
There are so many fun and creative ways to teach kids about space and the solar system. When we did our space thematic study, we made a craft as we learned about each planet.
By the time we had gotten through the entire solar system, we had created the sun, the moon, and all eight planets and of course, had lots of fun in the process.
When we were finished, we hung up all of the planets we had made to create our own solar system, which was the perfect way to end our space unit study.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Art Studio preschool theme!