We are very excited about the Lunar Eclipse that is coming up! In just a few short days it will be here. Space is always a favorite topic for us. We love it.
And it is great to see things happen and not just talk about them. Today I have a very simple watercolor Lunar Eclipse Moon painting. It is a fun way to see how the moon changes during an eclipse.
We have made moon projects before. We made washi tape moons. It is great if you are looking for other moon projects to do. Plus we have done other similar space projects and had a blast making them.
I love the book The Moon Book. It tells you so much about the moon. I love that it cover phases of the moon, lunar eclipse and even the moons part in a solar eclipse.
We have a copy and love to use it often. My girls do remember the last lunar eclipse that we watched in 2015. It was fun to see moon change. Here is one of the few pictures we took. We had so much fun looking we never thought about pictures during most of it. You can see a video of that one here.
What you need for this craft
- watercolor paper with a circle on it (we used a plate to make the circle)
- black glitter cardstock
- white oil pastel
How we made our painting
We started off by looking at different colors of reds and oranges we wanted to use on the lunar eclipse moon. We used some of the sides of our paper to test them.
Then we had our colors picked out and painted from dark red to a lighter red or dark orange. The idea was to have a very red looking moon.
We added some darker areas with black on the moon to show the shadows and craters we see on the moon.
Then we put some starts on the black glitter cardstock. We used a white oil pastel crayon for this.
While we were doing the stars on the black paper the watercolor moon was drying. After it was dry we cut out the moon to put it on the background.
Then we glued the moon on the paper. If your moon starts to curl off the paper you can place something on top of it to prevent that.
Here is a look at our final Moon: Lunar Eclipse watercolor paintings
Check out these other moon themed activities:
- Sequencing Sets for Space Themes: The Planets & The Moon
- Phases of the Moon Bookmarks with Journal
- Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath
Check out all the Space Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com