Of all the things in the night sky, the moon is the things that my kids have always found the most interesting.

How it waxes and wanes throughout the month.

As space activities and crafts are one of our favourite themes to explore with kids this simple moon craft is great to make and can aid learning.

This simple Phases of the Moon for kids craft is to create a Lunar Cycle Light display is easy and fun to make and they can hang up to remind them of the moon phases.

Collage showing the creation of the phases of the moon craft for kids

Many Moons by Remi Courgen – Moon Book for Preschoolers

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Many Moons by Remi Courgen, shows children how to look at the phases of the moon by comparing the shapes with things they will know and recognise.  A wonderful book that is beautifully written and has striking black, white and yellow illustrations.

I really enjoyed reading this book and it inspired me to make a simple night light to show my child how to track the phases of the moon!  

Looking for more moon books to read together then check out our Best Moon Books for Kids.

Create your own moon phase display with this simple tutorial on how to create a light up moon phase bunting for your room or home
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How to Make a Phases of the Moon Light Up Banner

A simple moon craft for you and kids to make together to help them learn about the phases of the moon.
Active Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Keyword: Kids Crafts, Moon Crafts, Space Crafts
Yield: 1 banner
Author: Helen From CrArty

Equipment

  • Circle to draw around

Instructions

  • Place your circular object to draw around in the centre of the plastic window and draw around it with a black marker.
  • Using the black marker pen colour around the outside of the circle to make the night sky
  • On 1 window colour in the circle black as well.
  • On a different window colour in the circle with a yellow marker pen
    Create your own moon phase display with this simple tutorial on how to create a light up moon phase bunting for your room or home
  • Using the circular object draw around it to create waxing and waning moons on all of the other envelopes.
  • Carefully using the black and yellow markers colour in the waxing and waning moons on the envelope to create a sequence of the phases of the moon.
  • Before you proceed make sure that your moon phases are completely dry.
  • Carefully place an envelope in the order of the moon phases over each of the battery operated fairy lights. Attach in place on the wire with a small clothes peg.
  • Hang up in place and then switch on to display and lit up lunar cycle with your very own moon phases night light or display.
Create your own moon phase display with this simple tutorial on how to create a light up moon phase bunting for your room or home

More Activities for Learning About Phases of the Moon With Kids

Help your child learn coding and the phases of the moon at the same time with this simple STEM activity for space themed learning

Learn about the lunar cycle and the phases of the moon when you code the changes in this Fun Moon Phase STEM activity to help children learn waxing and waning moon sequences.

Many Moon Fairy Lights Phases of the moon craft
Author
Helen From CrArty

Helen Newberry runs CrArty which is dedicated to the arts and crafts.  She is a published author, art historian, teacher and business woman.

CrArty Kids has developed into a whole section of CrArty which is dedicated to learning about art and crafts.  The focus is on developing artistic, creative and practical craft skills for the younger members of the family.

You can follow CrArty Kids on Facebook as well as CrArty on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

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