Moon Silhouette Activity


This Halloween silhouette craft is quick, easy, and fun for kids to make. And, it's inexpensive!Did you see the red moon eclipse the last week?

We forgot all about it until about the last 30 minutes of the eclipse. So we missed seeing the red moon.

Rats.

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. 

Supplies Needed:
Paper plate (not the Styrofoam kind)
Yellow craft paint
Sponge paint brush
Black construction paper
Glue
String
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.

Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.


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.

Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

Then, I quickly put the silhouette on the paper plate and my granddaughters pressed it down so it would stick.
Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

I had to help little Emma glue on her witch . . .

Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

Ta da! The girls proudly display their Halloween silhouette!
Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

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.
Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

I had to help Emma again. But because her smile is so cute, I didn’t mind at all. What a cheeser!
Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

When they were finished, my granddaughters hung up their moons in a window. I think the moon silhouettes turned out marvelous!
Kids love making these Halloween silhouettes. They are so simple to do. Free printable for the silhouettes.

Thanks for sharing!

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