Follow the Moon!

Follow the Moon! craft

When the new moon is rising, your kids will notice. Drawing the phases of the moon will bring an out-of-this-world experience up close.

  • 1.

    To create flaps for your calendar, divide a large sheet of black construction paper into eight strips by lightly drawing horizontal lines with Crayola® Fine Line Markers at even intervals.

  • 2.

    Fold the paper in half vertically and crease it. Unfold the paper and cut with Crayola Scissors along the lines up to the middle crease.

  • 3.

    Find the names of the eight phases of the moon in an almanac, reference book, or on the Internet. Look for other information about each phase, too.

  • 4.

    With a white Crayola gel marker, write the names of the phases of the moon on the outside flaps. With a yellow crayon, draw what the moon looks like at each phase.

  • 5.

    Cut rectangular shapes of white paper to fit inside the flaps. Glue these with a Crayola Glue Stick to each inside flap. Write facts about each phase of the moon on the matching inside flap.