Moonlight Mobile

Moonlight Mobile craft

This Moonlight Mobile adds ghoulish delight to Halloween decor! Kids can create their own moon-theme twists for other seasons, too.

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    Cut two paper plates in the shape of a crescent moon with Crayola® Scissors.

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    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Paint the paper plate moons yellow inside and out with Crayola® Washable Kid’s Paint and Paint Brushes. Paint at least one more paper plate black on both sides to use for bats. Dry.

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    With Crayola® School Glue, join the two moons together along the curved edges so both plate bottoms face out. Dry.

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    <EM>To make ghosts</EM>, squeeze a facial tissue into a tight ball. Put it in the middle of a second tissue and tie it at the neck with string, leaving a long piece to tie to the moon. Using Crayola® Markers, make dots on the ghost’s head for eyes. Make a

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    <EM>To make pumpkins</EM>, assemble tissues the same way you made the ghosts. Cut off the extra tissue to make a pumpkin stem. Color the stem and neck with markers.

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    <EM> To make bats</EM>, draw several bats on the black paper plates and cut them out. Punch two holes to resemble eyes. Pass a long string through the eyes to attach bats to the moon.

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    Now you are ready to assemble your Moonlight Mobile. Punch holes around the outer curve of the moon with one hole at the top. Tie Halloween characters to the holes. Attach a string at the top for a hanger.