Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath

We love space activities and the moon is a great one because it is something you can always study no matter the time of the year.

We recently did the Moon set of the Sequencing activities and loved those. We thought we would do another moon activity with this Phases of the Moon Wreath.

This is a great addition to the many space activities that we have done over the years.

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We use the sequencing cards and The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. We just love her information books.

Both are a great way to kids to see and learn more about the moon.

One thing I love about wreaths is that you can be creative and no wreath is ever going to look the same. No two kids will paint the same way or cut the moons out the same way. This can be as creative as they want it to be.

What you need for this activity:

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How to Make the Phases Of the Moon Wreath

The first thing we did was use the watercolor black and paint our paper plate. Make sure the paper plate you are using is paper like for the watercolors to work well. We also used watercolors because it dries so much faster than paint.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

We painted out Earth. We picked a green and a blue to paint it with. It was fun to see how we each painted out Earths.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we started making our moons. We used the circle punch to punch out 8 white circles and 5 black circles. You can have older kids to this or have it ready for younger kids.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

We placed our white circles and made a circle shape. We used cardstock for the moons so it would be stiffer and easier to work with. Then we cut up for the black circles to make the different moons. We used a full black for the new moon. Then we did two with a small sliver off to make the gibbous and crescent moons. And last we cut one in half to make the quarter moons.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

We checked to make sure the wreath and earth were dry and then we hole puncher to punch 6 holes on our planets and paper plates.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

We took the yarn and started to lace our earth in the center of the paper plate. We taped the yarn to the back of the paper plate to make it so the yarn would not come out while we were lacing. We worked on made sure the Earth stayed in the center while we did the lacing.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

the last thing we did was take our moons and glue them on the paper plate around the earth.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath - easy way to make a phases of the moon wreath for a space themed craft - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for more moon activities then check out the Sequencing of the Moon set! These are great fun for kids to learn with.

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Sequencing: The Phases of the Moon (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)

Sequencing: The Phases of the Moon (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)  with clip cards, task cards, no-prep worksheets and easy reader books - waxing, waning and all 8 phases together $ - 3Dinosaurs.com #printablesforkids #sequencingforkids  #summerprintables #spaceprintables #tpt #teacherspayteachers

This set has two 4 part sequencing sets and an 8 set sequencing set.

Here is a look at our final product.

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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