Moon Walkin' Mat

Moon Walkin' Mat craft

What a winning combination-movement, make-believe, and a trip to the moon! Make moon stompers before the party, and create the mat with guests.

  • 1.

    Use plastic coffee cans and CLOSELY SUPERVISE CHILDREN AS THEY PLAY. Make one or more sets of moon stompers before your party. Roll a large, empty plastic coffee can along the edge of poster board. Mark the inside edge and length with Crayola® Metallic FX Crayons. Cut out two matching pieces with Crayola Scissors.

  • 2.

    Use crayons to decorate both pieces with stars, rockets, and astronauts.

  • 3.

    Cover two plastic coffee cans with decorated paper, attaching it with Crayola School Glue. Add special effects with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.

  • 4.

    Ask an adult to punch holes on opposite sides of each can near the closed end. Cut strong ribbon long enough to reach from the can to the moon walker's hand level and back through the can. Thread ribbon through holes and tie secure knots.

  • 5.

    On party day, guests design a Moon Walkin' Mat on poster board. (Craft paper on a roll also works.) Use Crayola Washable Markers to trace around the bottoms of the plastic coffee cans. Arrange circles in a path for moon walkers to follow. Draw a cool moonscape around the circles by coloring open areas with marker and crayon.

  • 6.

    Wear moon stompers to walk on the moon, traveling from circle to circle.