We forgot all about it until about the last 30 minutes of the eclipse. So we missed seeing the red moon.
Well, even though we didn’t see the red moon, I recently had an activity for my granddaughters where they created a Halloween silhouette on a bright yellow harvest moon.
It’s an easy craft. It’s an inexpensive one — and the grandkids loved making them.
Paper plate (not the Styrofoam kind)
Yellow craft paint
Sponge paint brush
Black construction paper
Paper hole punch
Free moon silhouette printable
Cover your working space with newspaper so that you won’t get paint on it.
Next, pour some paint on the back of the paper plate. Have your grandchild use the sponge paint brush to brush the paint all over. Make sure you fill in all of the ridges around the edges.
When your harvest moon (paper plate) is all painted, set it aside to dry. Print out my free Halloween silhouette printable. There is a silhouette of a bat, ghost, and witch. Select the one you want to use.
My granddaughter wanted the witch. Am I surprised? Not at all. Her mother, my daughter, dressed up as a witch almost every single Halloween while she was growing up!
Place your pattern on top of the black construction paper and cut around the figure.
Since my little granddaughters don’t have patience to wait for school glue to dry, I used a glue gun and squirted some glue around the edges of the silhouette.
Ta da! The girls proudly display their Halloween silhouette!
Then, I punched two holes at the top of the plate. My oldest granddaughter threaded the string through the holes and I tied a knot.
I had to help Emma again. But because her smile is so cute, I didn’t mind at all. What a cheeser!
When they were finished, my granddaughters hung up their moons in a window. I think the moon silhouettes turned out marvelous!