Paper Plate Moon

We’re getting ready for Tiny Tots: Outer Space, so we have space on the brain! Let’s make a paper plate moon. This craft takes less than 5 minutes and costs less than $5!

You’ll need: a paper plate, cotton balls (or pompoms), and washable paint in white and black.

Optional: string and tape OR dark cardstock, glue, and white gel pen.

This craft works great for kids 18 months-7 years.

While you’re creating, listen to this playlist all about the Moon and Stars!

Mix some white and black paint to make a pale grey color. Use your cotton balls or pom poms to dab the grey paint on the back of a paper plate.

If your kids don’t like to get messy, you can clip a clothes pin to your pom pom or cotton ball and avoid getting paint on little fingers.

(If you happen to have white paint on little hands and colored paper nearby, it’s a great opportunity for a ghost handprint craft! Check one out here.)

Once dry, shoot for the moon! You can explore your moon with small toys or use string and tape to suspend your moon to the ceiling! We glued ours to some dark cardstock and drew stars in the background.

When you’re done, send us a photo at or tag us on Facebook or Instagram. We’d love to feature your super moons on our socials!

Join us for Tiny Tots: Outer Space for an experience that will be out of this world! Find out more here!

Not done creating? Download this coloring sheet and ask your little ones to make a self-portrait as an astronaut! Where they go? The moon? Mars?? We can’t wait to see!

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