Good morning! Good night!
This craft says it all, and is made with materials you probably already have at home! It’s really fun to put together with lots of stamping and painting, and when you are done, it’s a lovely interactive art piece for your wall. Try hanging the finished craft in your child’s bedroom and make it a part of their bedtime and morning routine! Have them turn the craft over to show the moon and say good night before bed, and then turn it over first thing in the morning to show the sun and start the day!
Things You’ll Need
- paper plate
- craft paints in yellow, blue, and white
- glue stick
- hole punch or pencil
- black marker
- construction paper in orange and yellow
- googly eyes
Paint the top side of the paper plate blue (the side you would eat off of). Squeeze paint on the plate and spread with a brush. Leave to dry.
Paint the bottom of the plate yellow, and leave to dry.
Trace the paper plate on yellow construction paper. Draw a crescent shape within the circle add a little nose silhouette in the center to make the crescent moon.
To make the craters on your moon, dip a bottle cap in yellow paint and stamp it on the crescent shape. You can use both the top and bottom side of the cap, and a pencil eraser tip works well for the small craters. Once dry, cut out your moon shape.
Draw a closed sleeping eye and a mouth on your moon.
Paint the stars on the blue side of the plate – dip both ends of a pencil into white paint and dot the plate to add as many stars as you like. Leave to dry.
Glue the crescent moon to the edge of the blue side of the plate.
Turn over to the yellow side, sunny side up! Cut out triangles from orange construction paper and make sure the tip length does not surpass the edge of your plate.
Glue the triangle shapes to the upper raised edge of your plate.
Punch a hole in the top center of your plate so that the moon is positioned where you would like it. Loop a ribbon through the hole and tie a knot at the end. Draw your sun’s face and glue on the eyes with the hanging point positioned at the center top.
Hang by your bed and flip it over to start the day, or to say good night!
Watch Caitie make this craft in the Caitie’s Classroom episode Bedtime Routine!
For more ideas for bedtime, check out our daily routines theme page.
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